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Looking for a new PC? Here's what to expect for the $$$

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Re: Looking for a new PC? Here's what to expect for the $$$

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31 pm

Hi Cinde, good to hear from you and I hope you are doing well :)

Primarily you need to find a laptop with High Definition video with at least 1gb video memory , at least 6gb of RAM, Windows 7 64 bit, i5 or i7 processor and the largest hard drive you can get. The G780 can be configured many different ways, get the most you can for the money :)
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
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Re: Looking for a new PC? Here's what to expect for the $$$

Postby Dave McElderry » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:32 pm

7200 rpm on the hard drive preferable (not 5400.) :gl:
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Re: Looking for a new PC? Here's what to expect for the $$$

Postby jackfalbey » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:29 pm

Just a quick note here for anyone looking to build a new editing PC...

The Xeon E3-12xx CPUs are basically Core i7 CPUs without the onboard graphics. They are quad-core, hyperthreaded, and have Turbo. They come in LGA 1155, 1150, and 2011 varieties, they will run on many consumer motherboards, they don't need ECC RAM, and they are cheaper than their i7 counterparts. So, you get the stability of a Xeon and the speed of an i7, all for the price of an i5!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... geSize=100
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Re: Looking for a new PC? Here's what to expect for the $$$

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:03 am

That is very useful to know. Thanks Jack. :-D
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