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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Mel717 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:15 pm

Would I notice a huge diff with a benchmark between 6000-8000? If so, where would it be generally?

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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:01 pm

Impossible to say. You may or may not notice a lag when editing 4K -- but maybe not. There are so many factors.
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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:59 pm

For example (emphasis on example)...this is virtually the first that I found :-D ) :-

https://www.amazon.com/Flagship-HP-Envy ... 2057441011
i7 6700k, Z170-P mobo, Win7 64 bit, 32Gb RAM, SanDisk 240GB SSD, WD 150GB Raptor, LG BD Burner, 1Gb nVidia GTS250, Akasa card reader, Antec P183 case. Samsung 19" TFT 1280 x 1024, Sony HVR-A1, Synology DS412+ 8GB NAS, Adobe CS6.
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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Mel717 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:41 am

Check out this beauty.. it still says gaming desktop but passes the 10,000 mark and comes with 2 tb..

2017 New Acer Aspire TC-710 Flagship Premium High Performance Gaming Desktop, Intel Quad-Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD + 96 GB SSD, Dedicated NVIDIA GTX 745 4GB graphics, DVD, WiFi, Win 10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716JYH1R/re ... Uzb8BG4AK7

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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:59 am

One of the reviews says that the SSD is too small, that is probably true. the other review says that they replaced the power supply. You don't have to install the OS on the SSD so it really shouldn't matter. The power supply might be an issue to consider. Otherwise it seems like a nice system.
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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Mel717 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:43 pm

Ok, team :) after much research and all of your helpful comments I have found the one to fit my needs and budget for the time being.. also coming from a company with great customer service reviews
https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16883 ... lsrc=aw.ds
I will also purchase the 1 year warranty..
what do you think?

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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:32 pm

I don't see any specs for a graphics system.

But it looks like a nice hardware set for the price! In fact, it's a lot like my rig.

It should definitely suit your needs.
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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Mel717 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Steve Grisetti wrote:I don't see any specs for a graphics system.

But it looks like a nice hardware set for the price! In fact, it's a lot like my rig.

It should definitely suit your needs.


I just got off with a tech, looks like there isn't a graphics card worth mentioning!!!

I'm stumped when it comes to graphics cards, my current systems has something so minimal, an intel G41 express chipset so of course I'm trying to weigh out the type and importance here..
my runner up to this desktop is
HP Elite 8300 SFF Flagship Business Desktop Computer (Intel Quad-Core i7-3770 up to 3.9GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD + 120GB SSD, DVD, WiFi, VGA, DisplayPort, Windows 7 Professional) (Certified Refurbished) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074N91KLN/re ... Wzb6G7GG4M
It does have intel HD graphics but scores 600 points lower for its benchmark.. maybe the graphics make it worth it?

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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:40 pm

I'd stick with the system you're looking at, Mel. As I said, it's like mine, only faster! And, even working with a basic on-board Intel graphics system, I have no problems editing almost any kind of video.

A powerful graphics card could make rendering a bit faster, and it would be a bonus if you planned to do a lot of high-level special effects with HitFilm or After Effects. But, if you're just editing, I'm confident you'll be more than happy with that i7.
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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Bob » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:04 pm

As Steve said earlier, most Pro level video editors can use graphics cards to accelerate some processing. But, most consumer versions of the same editors use very little or no graphics acceleration. You haven't said whether you're using a Pro level or consumer level editor. If you are using Vegas Movie Studio instead of Vegas Pro, I wouldn't worry about the graphics card -- you probably don't need it.

Keep in mind that you can upgrade that system later. There should be plenty of room in that tower to add a graphics card should you really need it. You'll probably need to get a larger power supply if you do that though -- the power supply that comes with that system is very minimal.
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Re: Advice on purchasing a computer for video editing

Postby Mel717 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:22 pm

Thank you so much guys, you have no idea how much help you have been!!! The computer is ordered, I CANNOT wait!!!

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