Question Optimal intel build for 4k/5.3k video editing?

Arbaaz360

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I am planning on buying intel i9 12900k. I am primarily going to be using it for editing high resolution videos (4k or 5.3k) in adobe premiere.
I thinking of :
i9 12900k
MSI PRO Z690-A WiFi DDR4 Motherboard
Crucial RAM 32GB DDR4 3200MHz CL22 x1 (could add another 32 GB later if needed)
1TB SSD for applications +3 TB HDD for storage
Corsair 4000d cabinet
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II - Multi Compatible All-in-One CPU AIO
(no dedicated GPU)

I am not planning on buying a dedicated GPU because I am not into gaming at all. I am not sure how much it would improve video editing. I may consider adding a low, medium-low end GPU if that will improve video editing significantly.
Or I could get a cheaper processor and buy a decent GPU if that will help.

What are you recommendations?
 

Ralston18

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Most software products provide hardware requirements in some form of "minimal", "recommended", or "best".

You do not want "minimal" and you do want as much "best" as you can afford.

Adobe Premiere - FYI:

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/system-requirements.html

Start there, then look at the User Guide/Manual, Manufacturer FAQs, and Forums. Pay attention to the fine print and look for what is both said and "not said".
 

Arbaaz360

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Most software products provide hardware requirements in some form of "minimal", "recommended", or "best".

You do not want "minimal" and you do want as much "best" as you can afford.

Adobe Premiere - FYI:

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/system-requirements.html

Start there, then look at the User Guide/Manual, Manufacturer FAQs, and Forums. Pay attention to the fine print and look for what is both said and "not said".
It just says "Intel® 7th Gen or newer CPU " under recommended section. It doesn't tell you much about what kind of performance can you expect if you use i3 or i9 , 7th gen or 12th gen. It's too vague.
 

geofelt

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By "optimal" do you mean the absolute best, or do you mean the best balance for your budget?

Regardless, read this post by puget systems on recommended pc hardware for Adobe premiere:
https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Premiere-Pro-143/Hardware-Recommendations
Yes, the 12900K is at the top of the list.
But in a couple of weeks the 13900K will become available, and I would expect perhaps a 20% uplift for similar price.

On ram, for performance, you want a dual channel kit.
Past that, adding ram later may not work. Ram must be matched for proper operation.
If you think you may want 64gb later, buy a 2 x 32gb kit up front.

Puget suggests that a gpu can help greatly if you can use the capabilities.
Best read up on that.
You can always add a discrete gpu later so long as you have a psu capable of supporting the card.
Here is a handy chart for sizing a psu:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
A psu will only use the power demanded of it, regardless of the max capability.
Do not buy a cheap psu.
My test for quality would be a 10 year warranty.
Corsair and Seasonic are good places to start looking.

On cpu cooling, the Corsair 4000d is an excellent one for air cooling and a top cooler like the Noctua NH-D15.
Cooling will be comparable to 280 size aio coolers.
But, if you want better cooling like a 360 0r 480 ai0, I think you will want a more suitable case.
 

Arbaaz360

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By "optimal" do you mean the absolute best, or do you mean the best balance for your budget?

Regardless, read this post by puget systems on recommended pc hardware for Adobe premiere:
https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Premiere-Pro-143/Hardware-Recommendations
Yes, the 12900K is at the top of the list.
But in a couple of weeks the 13900K will become available, and I would expect perhaps a 20% uplift for similar price.

On ram, for performance, you want a dual channel kit.
Past that, adding ram later may not work. Ram must be matched for proper operation.
If you think you may want 64gb later, buy a 2 x 32gb kit up front.

Puget suggests that a gpu can help greatly if you can use the capabilities.
Best read up on that.
You can always add a discrete gpu later so long as you have a psu capable of supporting the card.
Here is a handy chart for sizing a psu:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
A psu will only use the power demanded of it, regardless of the max capability.
Do not buy a cheap psu.
My test for quality would be a 10 year warranty.
Corsair and Seasonic are good places to start looking.

On cpu cooling, the Corsair 4000d is an excellent one for air cooling and a top cooler like the Noctua NH-D15.
Cooling will be comparable to 280 size aio coolers.
But, if you want better cooling like a 360 0r 480 ai0, I think you will want a more suitable case.
By optimal I meant the best that will fit my budget. The biggest confusion that I have at the moment is - i9 12900k or 13900k without a dedicated GPU vs A cheaper processor like i7 12th or 13th gen with a dedicated graphic card worth 200 USD.
 
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By optimal I meant the best that will fit my budget. The biggest confusion that I have at the moment is - i9 12900k or 13900k without a dedicated GPU vs A cheaper processor like i7 12th or 13th gen with a dedicated graphic card worth 200 USD.
Can I ask what you decided to go for as your CPU and also if you needed a GPU?
 

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