I’m planning to build a new PC. The main purpose for this machine will be video editing, mostly for blu-ray compressions and mpeg encoding.
Any suggestions? Is it more preforming an Intel quadcore CPU or an AMD x6 processor? An Intel x6 CPU is definitely out of my range… too costly
What about the socket? For Intel boards is better to get a 1366 or a 1156 CPU? There will be a real advantage to have a triple channel RAM for video encoding? 1156 socket is definitely more affordable, so if performance difference is not real (i.e. only few points in benchmarks) is a nonsense to spend much more money But if encoding time difference is important (i.e. half hour or more) I can seriously consider socket 1366.
What about AMD mainboards? There are many different chipsets and I have no idea which one is better.
Another feature I need is connectivity. So I need eSATA ports and possibly also USB3. Is it better to get a mainboard with these ports already onboard or a PCIe controller is the same thing (or better)? What controller? Any suggestions?
What about graphic cards? Is it worth to get a nvidia Quadro card for mpeg encoding? I’m not sure that currently available mpeg encoders are able to use both the GPU and CPU to improve encoding speed
Just for curiosity: is a mini-ITX board with atom CPU good enough to build a NAS or a more powerful CPU is needed?
Thanks for any feedback