Avid is releasing a free version of Media Composer later this year, called "Media Composer | First": http://nofilmschool.com/2015/04/avid-just-announced-free-version-their-world-class-nle-media-composer
Pretty big name in the NLE world. The company itself is widely known for their DNxHD intermediate codec for offline editing (also called proxy editing). The codec is used by editors who do a lot of 4K/6K editing because at that resolution DNxHD is easier to ingest and scrub through than H.264 or on the other end of the spectrum, CinemaDNG.
Blackmagic Design's (BMD) DaVinci Resolve also allows you to edit videos: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
It's an extremely powerful and popular color correction and color grading suite, but it works well as an NLE and if you need/want to do colorist work then it's extremely comprehensive. The free version is DaVinci Resolve Lite 11.3. There's a version 12 coming out later this year that is supposed to add even more video editing features (said to rival Premiere and FCPX), so keep an eye out for that. The company itself started out with colorist software and hardware, but is now also known for their cinema cameras like the BMCC, BMPCC, Ursa, and Ursa Mini.
Between Avid and BMD, right now only Resolve Lite 11.3 is actually available. But it's free, and you can't beat free. Especially coming from an a legit, high quality company like BMD. I would definitely check out Media Composer when the free version goes live though. Same with Resolve Lite 12.
I recommend a Gigabyte P35G v2 off Newegg, or a Lenovo Y50. I have a Gigabyte P35K v3 (same body, just different specs). It's great because of how much storage you can stuff in it, plus the optical drive can be replaced with a hot-swap 2.5" drive bay.
This is especially cool because it means that you can take a dedicated raw media drive that holds your footage and just quickly swap it between your desktop and your laptop whenever you're at home or on the go. It keeps everything internal, saves you from having to transfer files between computers, and removes the need to buy an external hard drive.
As long as you have a 2.5" hot-swap bay in your desktop (which can be purchased as a USB dock or mounted in the case as a 3.25" or 5.25" device) then you gain a lot of freedom with data management, especially if you render daily while also going out daily.
For DDR3, just get anything CAS 10 or lower, at a voltage of 1.5v or lower, at speeds no lower than 1600MHz. Nothing else actually matters in your day to day performance. Instead of shelling out for faster RAM I'd allocate those funds to a higher clocked GPU, some fans, or better CPU cooling. Those are much more impactful than RAM speed. RAM speed is one of the most insignificant things you can spend your time or money on unless you're running virtual machines.
Agreed, at 250/256GB the Samsung 850 EVO and Crucial MX100 are some of the best SSDs for the money right now.
Crucial pulls ahead at 128GB.
That is the old EVGA 970 with the poor cooling design. If you want an EVGA 970, get one labeled "SSC".
That said, I'd get the Gigabyte if performance is your top priority. If you want the best mix of performance and silence, then the MSI takes the lead.
The ASUS is a good card but it's pretty much outshined in every way by the MSI. It's slower, has a lower max voltage, is longer, has no lighting, is louder (even if they're both quiet). The only advantage is price.
The build and using a computer that you built on your own makes up for it in spades.
Just do NOT let your apparent impatience make you become lazy during the build! Take it slow and it's going to be a good time. Manage cables, be careful, etc.
Are you trying to enable the Mercury Playback Engine for Premiere Pro? May want to try adding just "GeForce GTX 760" to the supported cards text file and not something like "GeForce GTX 760X2".
Saw this as well and got so amazingly excited! This news deserves a bump. The only potential downside is CPU cooler compatibility, but luckily Noctua offers two coolers which support the smaller socket spacing, which they call their "i4" coolers.
Here is the link to original created on Feb 18: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/sGqqqs
It has 2 comments on it.
The problem is when you click that link it actually takes you to: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/HNcCmG
Which has neither of the 2 comments on it despite being the same guide.
The original has also had a message automatically added to the top saying
"NOTE: A more recent version of this guide is available here."
The links are the same as the ones in the actual message on the guide.
On my screen I can see the original as "#1" under "Revision History" on the left side. The incorrect one that gets linked to is #1.
The only times I've heard of that being done are for really small cases that can't physically have PSUs installed in them. For example the Antec ISK-110.
I suppose there isn't really a physical limit on what case supports that kind of power input. You just need a motherboard with a power plug input on the rear I/O.
As Jason said it depends a lot on the case you use. And if you use a very small case it also depends on what PSU you use as some come with short cables (or have additional short cable sets you can buy) specifically for small builds where the reach between parts isn't very long and coiled cables take up valuable space. Silverstone is known for providing this option.
Sorry I meant "Autodesk and Adobe" not "Maya and Adobe". Anyways I don't really know a ton about them but there are some of them that require examination.
On the point of pay/reimbursement, I think that's more of a private thing.
However I think it is completely fair to ask what the total budget of your project is, how long it will take to complete, and how big of a production crew you will need to complete it/what specific crew positions there will be.
You also haven't said what kind of output files you will need. What use is a modeler if they can't give you a file that you can import into your editing system? Specify what programs you are using and what, if any, programs you wish that prospective modelers should be able to use.
There usually are certifications for professional programs used for 3D modeling and animation. Maya and Adobe are both pretty big on this.
Thankfully somewhere along the lines marketing rejected their original prototype :P
Digi-Key and Jameco (though I tend to avoid Jameco when I can) are solid options, but there's just something about walking into a physical store that's so unapologetically like-minded and enthusiastic about electronics as you are that made every trip enjoyable, no matter the degree, without fail.
O_O I have no idea why that would happen. I wasn't there to see it lol
I think he was asking how much space the OS takes up, same as he was for the original question.
I like the Enthoo Pro even without the great price point. I LOVE the Enthoo Pro with the great price point.
It's okay to be over as long as you're not so over that you're dipping heavily into funds. You could technically go lower than 600W but there's no need to, especially because the PSU in question has such a great price right now.
Overclocking CPU for multi-threaded workload productvity:
- Real benefits, worthwhile
Overclocking CPU for gaming:
- Bragging rights, not worthwhile
I've bought so many junction boxes and banana plug receptacles from RS... What's an engineering major to do??
I would add an additional parameter to the RAM. Limit the max voltage to 1.5V as none of the more value oriented RAM will require higher than that to run at their speeds. I always get nervous around RAM that clocks DDR3-1600 and needs 1.65V.
You left out the operating system. He has one in the list he posted. Also a CPU cooler, which isn't really necessary on a locked CPU but I guess he's going for lower noise.
Any plans to add a wireless drive filter?
That's a fantastic idea
The list looks good to me. I would consider getting a new Quadro K620 instead of the Quadro 2000D. You can find a 2000D for $250-$300 on eBay whereas a K620 is around $160 from various etailers. And it is a Maxwell based GPU despite its "K" naming, which places it two generations ahead of the 2000D while having similar or higher specifications.
As for the board, I might change it to: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga78lmtusb3
I redid several components to ones that are better or better value (all except the CPU cooler, 1 HDD, and operating system) but the main change was swapping the lower-end i5 to an FX-8320 with an accompanying motherboard. That plus other many changes saved so much money that I was able to include a second hard drive and upgrade the GPU to an R9 270 while ending just $5 over the original budget.
If you're doing screen capture you'll definitely want to be recording to a second HDD instead of doing everything off of your OS drive. That together with the FX-8320 will also help speed up editing (keep your software on one drive, put your raw video, renders, and exports on the second one).
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Thought I would write about something not as saturated as gaming rigs: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/sGqqqs/basic-disk-setup-for-mid-range-workstations
The Logitech Z523 is pretty decent: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-speakers-980000319
Running RAID 6 off the motherboard is not a good idea. Anything beyond 0, 1, or 10 should operate from a dedicated hardware RAID controller card and those are pricey.
I would drop the AS5 as it won't make much of a difference on an H212 EVO. Then swap the Corsair Force LX for a Crucial MX100 and the TP-Link wifi card for an ASUS PCE-N15.
Besides all that though, why did you post this in the build guides section? There is a subforum for "Parts List Opinions Wanted". The build guides portion of the site is for the opposite of what you're doing, which is to give help, not to ask for it.
Those usually add a major cost to the configuration as RAID levels beyond 0, 1, or 10 are never good ideas without a dedicated RAID controller to run the array off of. Those range in the several hundreds to thousands of dollars for units that are of any good quality.
Local is definitely preferred. A NAS does add significantly to the overall cost though, but I agree it's something worth mentioning for users who have the funds. Thanks for the feedback!
Gotta love tape :D. If I had unlimited funds I would work entirely off of a single big RAID 60 on a dedicated controller card. One can dream...
Yeah, right now it's a pretty "me too" thing rather than a place for serious people to make helpful content.
Given the money I'd start with color coordinating the main parts, then picking a windowed case of a fitting color (color of the mobo or a complimenting white/black/grey), then getting some fans that work with the look, then getting some premade cable replacements or extensions, and finally some LED strips. I stop short of sleeving the cables myself.
Personally I think that you can make any windowed build look great just with good cable management. Helps if the case is a color that's impossible to dislike such as black.
Honestly I think it's just an initial shock. All the item categories and sliders are exactly where and what they used to be, just in a new aesthetic feel. It looks a lot more professional in my opinion.
The saved parts list page has had a HUGE improvement and being able to rearrange the order of pictures in a completed build post is a great change in my case since I upload so many shots. Before if you wanted a specific picture order you would have to upload in that order. Later on if you wanted to put picture #5 in spot #2, you would have to delete pictures 2-40 and reupload them all over again in the right order.
I think there are some clarity issues though. In my opinion:
1) Some text is too small. For example, karma/comment counters on completed builds, user profiles. I think they could do with being both larger and not as narrow.
2) Some text is too large. The descriptions for completed builds and the OP entries in forum threads use absolutely MASSIVE fonts compared to everywhere else.
3) I think the forums link on the top right should be made into a button of its own on the top bar where the system build, build guides, etc. links are.
And I just have the general feeling that with such a modernized look, the Reddit-style comments system no longer seems to fit the style of the rest of the site.
WTFast also sponsors YouTubers, and it's a total scam, so I wouldn't use that as a criteria for trustworthiness. It has a role, but it's important to consider who is taking the sponsorship. I would trust a service that looks shady more if LinusTechTips was the advertiser rather than somebody like Brofresco or Protato. Because a channel's professionalism speaks volumes about their critical thinking and good decision making.
koops is correct. They may be on one card but they are still two discrete GPUs that must function in Crossfire if they are to be used in rendering the same game content.
If you have one don't bother upgrading it.
If you're choosing CPUs, choose whichever i5 CPU + mobo combo leaves you enough money to advance 1 tier up on your GPU. If you can't, go with the better CPU unless or save cash. You can also apply this thinking to just gaming CPUs in general (meaning including AMD from the FX-6300 and onward))
Benchmark performance is a far cry from indicating real world performance. You're actually paying 8% more money for far less than 9% more performance. I'm betting that you aren't thinking of building a PC just to have it run Passmark all day, so I would absolutely not base your purchase so heavily off of that.
Anyways, even if you did get 9% more performance, why would that even matter for the kinds of computational loads done on Pentium systems?
I heard the same, except that you also have to slap the radiator against your bare thigh before putting stuff in it.
Oh absolutely I thought that was the best part! The timing on everything was great.
Exactly. People are jumping ship even though they're gaming at VRAM levels below even 3GB. The performance is still there below 3.5..
Having 12 cores means nothing if your game only uses 2 of them. Would you rather game on 2 Haswell cores @ 4.4GHz or 2 Westmere cores @ 3.02GHz? Clearly the Haswell. Futureproofing means nothing in this situation. By the time games use more than 8 threads, both CPUs will be out of date and underpowered anyways.
You don't need 12 cores for podcasts or streaming unless you're making a hardcore full-time living off of them. Even then I'd rather buy a 5960X which will be more powerful and less expensive overall since you won't need a dual-socket board.
About the power button LEDs, there should be a molex cable routed to the top panel (in the same bundle as the fan controller leads). Connect this to your PSU to light up your power button when on.
Good job on the parts selection. There is no reason that a Stryker build needs to have any dangling cables though, which you pretty much noted in your description. Case has a window, so might as well make what's behind the window pretty, right?
The unfortunate thing is it will probably be more difficult to do cable management after the build rather than during the build when you have more room and flexibility.
Thank you sir! One of my friends actually has that laptop.
Yeah the top left plug. You're good to go! And thank you very much for the kind words on my photos.
Should work with most power supplies. The first and fourth are for GPUs, second is for your motherboard, and third is for your CPU, correct? If so then you're all set.