I am looking to build a new editing station to edit 4k. My budget is only $3k so I've been playing around with a lot of options. Here are the specs I've been considering.
Intel i7 3930k (maybe overclocked)
ASUS P9X79 PRO
32GB RAM 1600MHz
120GB SSD - boot drive
2 - 2TB WD Black - set up in RAID 0 or 1
1 - 2TB WD Black - storage drive
NVIDIA 570 2.5GB or 580 3GB
I've noticed a lot of people posting about editing 4k with the i7 2600. So here are my questions:
Is the 3930k worth it? I know it will be better in the long run, but if I can edit 4k with a cheaper processor I could spend the difference in other areas.
Which NVIDIA card? I read that the 570 is really close in CUDA cores to the 580, but the 580 offers more RAM. Is the difference between the570 2.5GBand 580 3GB that noticeable?
What about cooling/case fans? Heat spreaders? Hard drive coolers? How many do I need even with a liquid cooling system?
I know $3k is a low budget but it is all I have to work with. The biggest needs in that $3k are a processor/gpu that will handle 4k well and a RAID setup with a lot of storage space. I know that I will eventually get an external RAID as backup.
Any help or recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks!