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HELP i7-6800k vs 2x e5-2670 rendering and editing rig

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GIXXERGUY6

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I am confused I have been seeing that PP loves work stations, but everything I'm seeing is saying otherwise.

I originally thought about building a dual socket e5-2670 64gb ddr4-2133 with my 2 GTX770's

I also just watched a few comparison videos so I was thinking about the setup below

i7-6800k 64gb ddr4-2400 with a Kraken 62 and clocking to 4.4

Both setups would utilize an SSD for OS/Applications 2 512gb SSD(one for read, one for write)
3-2tb HDD for storage and other applications

The 4k encoding and rendering benchmarks are mixed. Premiere Pro says it loves cores, but performance seems to drop off after 7-8 cores.

Anyone have any input??
 

bruceGH4

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I just built this:
Asus x99-A-ii, i7-6800k, Gamer Storm H2O by Deepcool, 4x8gb ddr4-2133 g.skill ram, sandisk 240gb sshd, toshiba 3tb hdd,
Evda gold 750, windows 10 home, amd radeon hd 6700 in Fractal Midi Case.
For editing video in 4K.
I currently run Premier elements but may upgrade to pro. Anyhow I am very pleased with this setup. The only bottleneck is my video card.
I think 6 cores is a huge improvement over 4. I think having 4 matching (kit) ram cards probably makes a big difference over say 2-16gb.
My next upgrade will be m.2 card running NVMe. PPP is also supposed to make use of CUDA on your GPU.
 
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GIXXERGUY6

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My video cards are my downfall (2 gtg 760). I'm thinking 8x8gb sticks. How long are your render times, say for a 5 minute clip that has warp stabilizer and color correction?
 

bruceGH4

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My video cards are my downfall (2 gtg 760). I'm thinking 8x8gb sticks. How long are your render times, say for a 5 minute clip that has warp stabilizer and color correction?

It takes me 10 minutes to render anti-shake on a 2 minute 4K clip in Adobe Premier Elements 14.
But, I can turn a 22GB folder of 4K video and photos into a 1.66GB - 1280x720 video onto my hd.
Much longer to burn a blu-ray of course.
Does that help?
I want to add that, although my MB has 8 slots, I have read that my cpu/mb/ram have, like 4 lanes, and work well with 4 ram cards.
And the ram has to be a kit. I have yet to see an 8 card kit for sale. Otherwise, I would have patched together a bunch of ram-on-sale.
 
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Mjolnir

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Not to be anti-intel, but AMDs Ryzen just dropped which may be a consideration for a Rendering/Editing rig? 8 core/16 thread for a pretty darn good price..
 
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GIXXERGUY6

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You're using one 240 ssd for OS/programs?

I was thinking about putting in a 500gb m.2 for OS/Programs I have 2 Samsung EVO 830 128gb here that are brand new I was thinking about running for scratch disks(one for read one for write or something) I also have 3-2tb HDD's I'll be using for storage

I wasn't sure if the 128's would be big enough or not. If not I'm going to just pick up 2 500 850's

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Not to be anti-intel, but AMDs Ryzen just dropped which may be a consideration for a Rendering/Editing rig? 8 core/16 thread for a pretty darn good price..

I have thought about jumping to the dark side, but I'm an Intel fan through and through.
 

bruceGH4

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High-end m.2 cards can read 6 times faster than sata on my mb. Waiting for a price drop. So far 240gb is OK for windows and adobe premier/photoshop and temp. files.