Storage is a huge bottleneck on all this stuff and if you need many Terabytes, you'll need some sort of RAID card. SSD's are very fast, but *good* SSDs are going in the 10-40K per TB range right now. You'll need a lot of spinning disks to do many TB in realtime. (8 or so)
Okay. To start with my HD footages wont be that long clips, so storage is something I can add on later, but I agree with you regarding good SSD. When the time comes to upgrade to a better camera I will difently get some faster spinning disk.
But what about the rest of the specs I put up there, are those suitable?
If I personally were buying a system and the idea was "the fastest thing I could get for the money", I'd go with a 5500 chipset and the Westmere (5600) processor. You get three memory channels instead of 2 and more cores. Assuming you're running Windows, you will get a lot of the parallelims benefits they put in. Blue Screens can appear twice as fast!
Just make sure to populate the memory in banks of 3, not 4. Or the system will drop down to 2 memory channels. So you want 12, 24, 48 etc.
That's a server chip and it's in the mac pros. (I think you get more PCIE channels in that too)
Yes I will be running on a windows OS. When you say "the fastest thing I could get for the money", well the reason I choose these settings were mainly because it was a price which affordable. Not to cheap, nor the most expensive one. All the hardware is from a swedish company.
The chipset which you refer to, that would probrably blow my budget twice :-)
Could you explain this a little further: "populate the memory in banks of 3, not 4. Or the system will drop down to 2 memory channels. So you want 12, 24, 48 etc."
Perhaps it's just the word "banks" that's confusing me ... do you mean fill 3 slots at a time instead of four or use RAM in 3Gb increments instead of 4Gb increments? Both seem counter to my current understanding so I want to understand what you mean and the reason.
[Hamid Rohi-Bilverdy]"I am not sure if I should go with the 16 GB ram or should I choose 24GB?"
I think you could get by with 16 GB, but I'd consider it the minimum amount for your system. If you can afford to, go for 24 GB.
[Hamid Rohi-Bilverdy]"Grapfic: ATI Radeon HD 5770 - 1 GB - OpenGL, DirectX 11"
A fancy graphics card will not accelerate After Effects rendering. There are a handful of plugins which can use GPU acceleration, but I prefer to use multiprocessing anyway.
Premiere Pro's Mercury Playback Engine can use hardware acceleration if you have a supported, CUDA-enabled NVIDIA graphics card. If you'll be using that, I'd consider a GTX 470 instead of the ATI 5770.
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