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Francois Pénzes
Sound off on technical specs
on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:02:43 am

Hi,

I'm seriously thinking of upgrading to a more powerful rig. I was wondering if someone with better hardware knowledge could tell me if I am on the right track. I don't do gaming or anything else but editing and compositing. I will be running 6 drives; 4 SSD's and 2 HDD that I already have.

This is what I had in mind;

- Motherboard = MW70-3S0 http://b2b.gigabyte.com/Server-Motherboard/MW70-3S0-rev-10#ov

- CPU = E5-2620 V3-V4 LGA-2011 https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/xeon/e7-process...

- RAM = KVR21R15D4K4/64 http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KVR21R15D4K4_64.pdf

- Power Supply = PS-TPD-1200MPCGUS-1 http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002351

- Case = Thermaltake F-51 http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002676

Any suggestions ? Comments ? Conflicting parts ?

Thanks you !

PC Win 10 Pro 64-bit 16gb Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF305 + Canon XH-A1

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Stephen Crye
Re: Sound off on technical specs
on Jul 10, 2017 at 10:02:08 pm

Spend your $$ on CPU and on Video card. RAM and drives are much less important.

Install Process Explorer and you can see in real-time your bottlenecks.

AMD cards seem to make Vegas happier than Nvidia, but both are good ... if you shell out for the top end units.

Like this one, I wish I had it...

http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/workstation/firepro-3d/9100#

only a mere $2.8K ....

Steve

Win7 Pro X64 on Dell T7500, MultiTB SATA, 12GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 2000, Vegas 12, 11, 10, 9 DVDA 6.0 & 5.2(build 135) Sony HDR-CX550V, Panasonic GH3 with LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH, LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8


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Francois Pénzes
Re: Sound off on technical specs
on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:11:17 am

Thanks for the reply Stephen !

I've been editing for 35 years and never could understand most of the lingo uttered by techkies that would magically pop up from behind our consoles when something went wrong...

I can't find anywhere the specs that will let me know what is the maximum RAM it can use, the maximum of threads it can use, etc...

Sony and now Magix will give you the minimum specs so that Vegas will work, minimally.

I was going for a twin Xeon built on a server board for stability and also for power. Life is to short to wait for post effect previews and renders...

Each E7-4820 would give me 10 cores and 20 threads (does it mean that I will end up with 20 cores and 40 threads ?)

Does it make any sense ? ..or am I dreaming in technicolor ?

The ideal scenario would be to find the ultimate, best working build parameters for Vegas.

I guess I was spoiled with what we had when I was working for a national network...

PC Win 10 Pro 64-bit 16gb Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF305 + Canon XH-A1

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Stephen Crye
Re: Sound off on technical specs
on Jul 11, 2017 at 6:32:40 pm

Just a quick reply from my phone at work.

Your proposed COU will be great. Just get the best AND graphics card you can afford.

Vegas does not need a lof of RAM for rendering. But if you want to see longer dynamic ram previews, load up. 8 GB is more than enough for rendering.

Steve

Win7 Pro X64 on Dell T7500, MultiTB SATA, 12GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 2000, Vegas 12, 11, 10, 9 DVDA 6.0 & 5.2(build 135) Sony HDR-CX550V, Panasonic GH3 with LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH, LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8


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Francois Pénzes
Re: Sound off on technical specs
on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:17:46 am

Hi Stephen

Thanks again for your reply !

Just as I was about to finalize my build specs, Magix announces a new built !

Not taking any chances. I'll wait and see if the changes affect the way the new software version interacts with the hardware.

Cheers !

P.S.: Even if I wanted to get a cheaper graphics card, those bloody Bitcoin miners are hogging them all...

PC Win 10 Pro 64-bit 16gb Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF305 + Canon XH-A1

''When the cutting stops, the editing begins...''


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