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Video Editing Upgrade or New Build? Suggestions?

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I recently got into video editing and my current system can't cut it.

My current configuration:

Gigabyte H77-DS3H
i5-3570K
Radeon 5450 PCIe 2GB
16GB DDR3 Mem
Corsair TX650 ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92

Whenever i'm working on video, the system lags and rendering the video when finished editing takes ages.

I know my video card has less than 4gb mem required/suggested by Adobe Premiere Pro.

Wondering if I swap out my video card for one with more memory my system will be able to handle the editing process?

If not, suggestions for mid-level configurations I could use at least some of my current components.

Thanks!
 
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You could upgrade to the i7-3770K and an AMD RX 570/580 with 4GB of ram or more. That would greatly improve the performance in video editing. The AMD GPU upgrade will make the largest difference. Make sure you've got a good quality 500W or better PSU if you do the upgrade. A new system will cost more but you'd also get more years of use from it. All depends on the budget flexibility you've got.
 
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Hi-

Thank you for the insight! What are your thoughts on buying used equipment? Looks like i could buy the graphics card and processor used for around $200 total for an upgrade?

Thanks!

You could upgrade to the i7-3770K and an AMD RX 570/580 with 4GB of ram or more. That would greatly improve the performance in video editing. The AMD GPU upgrade will make the largest difference. Make sure you've got a good quality 500W or better PSU if you do the upgrade. A new system will cost more but you'd also get more years of use from it. All depends on the budget flexibility you've got.
 

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What are your thoughts on buying used equipment?
If the CPU wasn't overclocked long term it should be ok. Same for the AMD graphics card. Depends on how hard it was pushed during use. Try to avoid K CPUs and gfx cards from gamers, they are the hardest on their hardware. New 4GB RX 570s are not expensive. Get one of them by Sapphire with a warranty and you'll have no worries.

https://www.newegg.com/sapphire-radeon-rx-570-100412p4gocl/p/N82E16814202283
$120 after the promo code is applied. Super deal.
 
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Oh wow. That's great. Thank you for letting me know and sharing!

I was considering an 8GB gfx card, but if you think 4GB would be adequate, sounds like this one's the way to go.



If the CPU wasn't overclocked long term it should be ok. Same for the AMD graphics card. Depends on how hard it was pushed during use. Try to avoid K CPUs and gfx cards from gamers, they are the hardest on their hardware. New 4GB RX 570s are not expensive. Get one of them by Sapphire with a warranty and you'll have no worries.

https://www.newegg.com/sapphire-radeon-rx-570-100412p4gocl/p/N82E16814202283
$120 after the promo code is applied. Super deal.
 
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I think upgrading the GPU and seeing if the is enough is the best way to go, then if you need more performance you should save for upgrading the motherboard, RAM, and CPU. Going from a 3570K to a 3770K is a minor upgrade at best, only applications that can benefit from hyper threading will be improved by typically ~30 percent at best.

The Intel 9100 is faster and goes for about 130 bucks news, the 9400 is six core and goes for less than 200, and the 9600K is about 220 and would crush the 3770k. The new CPUs have new instructions sets, much higher performance per clock, higher clocks, and the built in GPU works as a coprocessor for decoding and transcoding video.

If you buy the graphics card and that is not enough you can use the graphics card in an upgrade. If you buy a 3770K and it's disappointing then you have a 3770K you can't use in an upgrade. Also your motherboard is how old? Those things don't last forever and buying a replacement hackintosh board is surprisingly expensive.

If you can get a 3770 for 40 bucks then sure, but usually they are 120 and that is a start on an upgrade with warranties and more certainty for macOS support in the future.
 

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sounds like this one's the way to go.
If you can afford the 8GB version get that but I doubt that it will make much difference if you use just one 1080p monitor. Your 5450 is a woefully inadequate graphics card for video editing so upgrading your graphics should provide the extra power you need without spending over $330 more for a new Z390 mobo i5 CPU and DDR4 ram kit. If your 3570K CPU proves to be a bottle neck you might try overclocking that.
 
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Thanks! I definitely think I'll start with a new GFX card and go from there.

There's also someone locally selling a used hackintosh-compatible motherboard and Intel I7 6700 processor for $150.



I think upgrading the GPU and seeing if the is enough is the best way to go, then if you need more performance you should save for upgrading the motherboard, RAM, and CPU. Going from a 3570K to a 3770K is a minor upgrade at best, only applications that can benefit from hyper threading will be improved by typically ~30 percent at best.

The Intel 9100 is faster and goes for about 130 bucks news, the 9400 is six core and goes for less than 200, and the 9600K is about 220 and would crush the 3770k. The new CPUs have new instructions sets, much higher performance per clock, higher clocks, and the built in GPU works as a coprocessor for decoding and transcoding video.

If you buy the graphics card and that is not enough you can use the graphics card in an upgrade. If you buy a 3770K and it's disappointing then you have a 3770K you can't use in an upgrade. Also your motherboard is how old? Those things don't last forever and buying a replacement hackintosh board is surprisingly expensive.

If you can get a 3770 for 40 bucks then sure, but usually they are 120 and that is a start on an upgrade with warranties and more certainty for macOS support in the future.
 
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hi-

Thanks! I actually tried to overclock my processor a few weeks ago but failed after following what must have been incorrect instructions.

Gonna start with a new video card and go from there.

Thank you again for the insight and help!

If you can afford the 8GB version get that but I doubt that it will make much difference if you use just one 1080p monitor. Your 5450 is a woefully inadequate graphics card for video editing so upgrading your graphics should provide the extra power you need without spending over $330 more for a new Z390 mobo i5 CPU and DDR4 ram kit. If your 3570K CPU proves to be a bottle neck you might try overclocking that.
 
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