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Joe Tavola
new system build advice
on Oct 27, 2013 at 2:39:42 pm

CPU Intel Core i7-4820K Quad-Core, Socket LGA2011, 3.7GHz , 10MB L3 Cache
MB ASUS P9X79 Socket 2011 Intel 79 Chipset - Quad Channel DDR3 2400
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz
GPU EVGA (03G-P4-3663-KR) GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB
SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (OS/apps)
HDD WD Black 1TB 3.5" SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache (media)
HDD 2 WD Black 500GB 2.5" SATA 7200RPM 16MB Cache (render)
PSU Corsair Professional Series Modular HX850 80PLUS Gold Certified 850W
CASE Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Case
BDRW Pioneer (BDR-208DBK) Internal 15x Blu-Ray Writer
OS Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit


I know the CPU is 4 cores, and wondering if

a) 32GB is overkill? 16GB enough with the 4 cores?
b) 660 Ti 3GB better option than the 760 GTX 2GB?

anything else you guys see in this build that i should change?


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Todd Kopriva
Re: new system build advice
on Oct 27, 2013 at 3:11:21 pm

> a) 32GB is overkill? 16GB enough with the 4 cores?


More RAM is always better. If nothing else, the additional RAM will be used to keep more information in the RAM cache for the global performance cache. Also, RAM previews can be longer and you won't need to worry about RAM previews getting cleared just because you switch back and forth to, say, Photoshop or some other memory-hungry application


> b) 660 Ti 3GB better option than the 760 GTX 2GB?


The 660 Ti has more CUDA cores, too. The only downside is that the 660 Ti hasn't been tested by us; the GTX 760 has: http://adobe.ly/AE_CC_12dot1_GPU
So, if you want to use the GPU acceleration for the ray-traced 3D renderer with the 660 Ti, you'd need to choose the option to use untested, unsupported GPUs.

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Joe Tavola
Re: new system build advice
on Oct 27, 2013 at 4:57:41 pm

ok thanks, and what about the CPU, any good for AE/Vegas that's what I'm using.. will I notice a huge difference in six cores?


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Todd Kopriva
Re: new system build advice
on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:19:26 pm

More and faster CPUs are always better.

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: new system build advice
on Oct 27, 2013 at 9:55:12 pm

1) Fast CPU = Good
2) More, Fast CPU Cores = Better

A minimum of 2GB per fast CPU core is an ideal starting point for a well-balanced AE workstation with respect to these options. Add fast harddisks, at least one for each of your cache, storage and render drives and you will have a well-balanced and optimized AE workstation.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE/ACI


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EricBowen
Re: new system build advice
on Oct 29, 2013 at 3:03:28 pm

The performance with the 6 core will be significantly better. The 660Ti is faster than the 760GTX but only certain aspects are accelerated with AE. The performance in Vegas will be effected by the card choice though if you are running 12. Both Vegas and AE performance is decided by threads and ram though overall. I would suggest that be the primary concern.

Eric-ADK
Tech Manager
support@adkvideoediting.com


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John Cuevas
Re: new system build advice
on Oct 28, 2013 at 1:55:39 pm

When using the CC version and importing C4D projects are you using the standard render engine or the ray tracing engine. I ask cause a faster/better GPU when working inside C4D has an effect, but most of the processing is done with CPU. Just curious for the system build priority list.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Todd Kopriva
Re: new system build advice
on Oct 28, 2013 at 1:58:16 pm

The Cinema 4D features integrated with After Effects do no (yet) use the GPU in any way. When they do, they will use OpenGL, not CUDA.

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