Hackintosh Build for Video editing, Sound and Future Proof. Questions.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:52 AM
Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:26 AM
1) It will be fine for editing as you can just use a light codec such as ProRes LT for an offline.
2) It depends what you want to use it for. The CPU does the de-bayering and uncompressing, and the GPU handles the grading. If you plan to use heaver codecs in the future such as R3D, I would invest more in the CPU.
I've been told that the 600 series Nvidea cards don't show a large improvement over the 500 series (although they use less power). You might want to consider 2 used 580s instead. The Titans are meant to double the performance of the 580, and the high end Da Vinci systems use three of those. A titan would be a great card to start with if you can afford it. I would also look into getting a GUI card, so the Cuda card is free from GUI duties.
3) It's impossible to say what is the best config. When building a Hackintosh it is best to find a forum post by someone who has the same motherboard so you know that it works. You don't mention what monitoring system you will be using. A computer monitor can be okay if you're just showing it on the web, but a calibrated monitor is important for anything professional.
4) Again, it's hard to say. I went for a i7 3930 as it has more cores, and a GTX 580. I'm not sure whether to get another 580 or sell it while it still has value, and get a Titan. Unless you are using heavy raw files, I would concentrate on the GPU. If you can afford it now, I would get the Titan as it will probably be as fast as two 670s and only use one slot, leaving more space to upgrade. I would also look at more powerful PSU for future use.
Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:52 AM
You need to use your full real name, it's one of the forum rules.