I hope somebody out there can help me as I am in a bit of a pickle :-0
I am currently working on a video project and my poor old PC just canít handle it. I am using Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 and Magic Bullet Suite 2 and it is running incredibly slow, if at all. I have recently reformatted and I have no virusís or malware, as I only go on the internet on this PC for software updates. It is regularly defragged. I have had it for 4 years now, and with each project it is getting slower and slower. Nowadays if i add 2 effects to a clip it just freezes and i have to restart.
As i have this project and a couple more in the pipeline I need to either upgrade my current system or buy a new one.
This is my current spec: -
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor.
Asus P5Q PRO P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard.
2 x Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 HyperX Memory CL5 2.2V.
ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU - 1 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 2.0 (ENGTX550 Ti DC/DI/1GD5) (90-C1CQF0-L0UAY0YZ)
2 x Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 10000rpm.
MOTU 8in8out 828mk2 Firewire Audio Unit.
Corsair CMPSU-850AXUK 850W Power Supply
Sony DRU-190A 20X DVDĪRW DL & DVD-RAM IDE internal
Blu Ray Burner
Pioneer BDR-205 / 12x Internal SATA Blu-Ray BD-RE Drive
Noctua NH-C12P Socket 775, AM2, AM2+ Processor Cooler
Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet Mid Tower Case
As it stands, option one for me is to replace some of the components. I have had a look around and come up with these: -
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20GHz Socket 2011 12MB
Corsair 32GB DDR3 1600MHz Dominator Memory
Asus SABERTOOTH X79 Socket 2011 8 Channel Audio ATX
PNY NVIDIA Quadro 2000 VCQ2000-PB 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
2 x OCZ 512GB Agility 4 SSD
This will cost me close to £2000 just for the parts, keeping the rest from my old PC.
Option 2 is to go to this company: - Chillblast - The UK's most awarded Custom PC builder - Cheap PCs - Gaming PCs - Workstations and buy one of their custom built video PCís. With a little tweaking on their Photo OC IV model this will cost around £2500 but will come ready to go.
Option 2 seems the best for speed of delivery, as option 1 may be cheaper but it may be hard to find someone to put it together for me in a short space of time as my friend who normally does these things lives much further away now. I am also on a deadline for this project.
My budget cannot really exceed the £2500 mark.
What I would like to know is is there an option 3, or do I even need to spend this much to upgrade.
Basically i need a nice fluid workflow between Premiere 5.5, After Effects 5.5 and the Magic Bullet Suite.
Any help would be much appreciated.