Looking to buy a new desktop for video editing/production along with using after effects and bunch of other stuff at Uni. The new Ivy Bridge proccesors have just reached the market, whats your verdict should i get one or not. If not what would you recommend Sandy i5 or i7. Below is a specification i found/built.
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500k Unlocked (4 x 3.3GHz) 6MB OEM
CPU Heatsink - Corsair Cooling A50
Memory - Corsair 16GB PC3-12800 1600 MHz (4x4GB) DDR3
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - 2 GB - (PALIT) - (PCI-E)
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V (Intel B75)
Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 (PCI)
Power Supply - 450W PSU
Hard Drive #1 - 1 TB SATA-III HDD 7200 RPM 32MB
Optical Drive #1 - Samsung 24x DVD Re-Writer/Reader /- RW - Black - Lightscribe (SATA)
Card Reader - Internal Card Reader 50 - in - 1
This totals at £679 with no OS. I'm unsure whether to upgrade to the i5 to take advantage of the multithreading. Also i dont require a top end graphics card, would you go for the 1GB or 2GB graphics card, there is only £6 between them.
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