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Tim Franklin
New PC Build Question
on Apr 5, 2015 at 7:59:38 pm

Hello all,
I'm currently in the process of putting together a build for my first PC. I'll be working on visual effects primarily using After Effects, Premiere, Mocha, and some C4D. I'm running the CC 2014 products with all the most recent updates. I won't be doing Ray Traced 3D work.

Here is my current build list - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6QkNjX

I'm not quite sure what to get as for storage. I've read here that it's best to have separate drives for the OS, cache/preview files, and Media/Project files. It was also recommended to me that I should instead get one 500 GB SSD drive for the OS and Cache files and two 2TB 7200 RPM drives for an internal RAID system.

For the CPU I was thinking of getting an Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

For the video card I was thinking - Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card

Not quite sure if this is too much info but I typically work with 4K footage using Particular, Red Giant's Denoiser II, Warp Stabilizer, Keylight, Primatte, and many color correction plugins to name a few. Mocha is a huge part of my workflow and I would like to begin to use Element 3D. My current system is pretty limited so I haven't even tried that out.

What do you think of this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for any help!
-Tim

Tim Franklin
Freelance Visual Effects Artist/ Video Editor
Media Asset Manager, CBS Sports Network
http://www.TimSFranklin.com


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Walter Soyka
Re: New PC Build Question
on Apr 6, 2015 at 3:10:56 pm

[Tim Franklin] "I'm not quite sure what to get as for storage. I've read here that it's best to have separate drives for the OS, cache/preview files, and Media/Project files."

This is nice, but not necessary.


[Tim Franklin] "It was also recommended to me that I should instead get one 500 GB SSD drive for the OS and Cache files and two 2TB 7200 RPM drives for an internal RAID system. "

Totally reasonable. Just don't forget to back things up!

I see you have only 16 GB of RAM. Your motherboard supports 32 GB. I'd max this out.

Walter Soyka
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