Will this PC handle video editing well?

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asked May 24, 2011 by RedOrangeStudios (456 points)
Intel Xeon Quad Core E3-1280 - CPU
     ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution - Motherboard
     16GB Samsung DDR3 Dual 1333MHz Meomory - RAM
     3GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 590
     3GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 590
     600GB Velociraptor WD6000HLHX - 10,000RM
     2TB WD Caviar Black - Storage Drive
     RAID 0
     Corsair 1200W Pro Series Gold - PSU

Just thinking about a new system, and I plan to use Adobe After Effects CS4 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Thanks.

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answered May 24, 2011 by RH510 (1,341 points)
This will handle video editing incredibly well. Might I recommend Sony Vegas for video editing as well? I use it and I love it.
commented May 25, 2011 by Anthony Guidetti (9,110 points)
Vegas isn't as powerful.
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answered May 24, 2011 by Fish (7,331 points)
The system is great but make sure you get the right software. I would recommend Premiere Pro CS4 for Windows and if you have the money Avid Media Composer (top of the range). I use Final Cut Pro professionally and I have to admit it Avid is just as good (until the new Final Cut Pro X). Im afraid I have to say do not get Sony Vegas. It's too basic and aimed at beginners. I own both After Effects CS4 and Premiere Pro CS4. I use After Effects daily but not so much Premiere.
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answered May 24, 2011 by Compucore (2,451 points)
What I would usually suggest is to go with raid 1 or raid5 if your using raid as for back ups. If your leaving raid in there at all. Since Raid 0 anything can go wrong and you will loose your data on the drives itself. Or at least go with raid 1 mirroring on raid drives. I know raid 0 is really meant for speed wise but but not really reliable on doing cideo editiing. Other than that I would stick with something like that for video editing.

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answered May 24, 2011 by Bombdig (46 points)
Get Adobe Premiere CS5 to take advantage of all that gpu power in the 590's, period.
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answered May 25, 2011 by LunarEngineer (121 points)
I agree with Bombdig, if you are spending that much cash for hardware, the cost of a CS5 upgrade should be trivial, especially considering half that hardware is useless with CS4. I also agree with at least part of what Fish said, Vegas really is not for pros. People pretend, they certainly try hard, but it is not a professional product. I can use just about any software and platform I want, and I use CS5 on Win7. (I just wish they'd cross it to Linux)

I also recommend dumping the raid0 for raid 5, But raid 0 is better than Raid 1, but you MUST back up early and often... (Just like voting.)

And to answer your basic question, Yes, it should do fine.
commented May 25, 2011 by Compucore (2,451 points)
Well at least with Raid one the drives are mirrored. So that even if one goes down you can still access the data. Where as Raid 0 it's hooched. But it can be done.
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answered May 25, 2011 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
I would drop the raptor drive for an SSD for OS and important(or frequently used) programs, then some Samsung F3 1TB drives for storage of media.
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answered May 25, 2011 by Blind Fury (985 points)
Get CS5 instead of CS4 so you can use the gpu power more.             
And get a 570 instead.      
It's made to run best with CS5.
Plus it will save you a-lot of money.
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answered May 25, 2011 by Louis Jenvey (591 points)
Should be great you just need the Adobe CS5 Suite of Apps not CS4 to take full advantage of the Hardware.  Hope this helps.

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