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Old 05-28-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,
my laptop has been playing up for a long time so getting a new one.

I am wanting to get either a powerful laptop or a desktop computer, which i will use for hd video editing, gaming ect.

My budget is around 300-600

I know i need a good processor, and a dedicated video card.

just wondered if anyone could show me some examples, or know of any good deals.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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I'm not sure you will get what you need for that sort of budget.

Although as you don't seem fussed on either a laptop or PC, I would get a PC. Usually more powerful than a laptop for the same price.

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Hi Rob,

Don't be put off by the first negative comment, for 600 you can get a very healthy powerful PC.
You can get an adequate laptop too but for real grunt it has to be a desktop.
My recommendation would nearly ALWAYS be to build your own pc if you can, if you can't and are willing to learn we are here to help.

Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE Z77 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX.. | Ebuyer.com

Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache.. | Ebuyer.com

Memory: Corsair 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1866Mhz Red Vengeance Memory.. | Ebuyer.com

SSD Drive: Kingston 240GB HyperX 3K SSD 2.5" SATA-III Read.. | Ebuyer.com

Graphics: MSI GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI DisplayPort PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com

All coming in at just a tad under 600.

Now admittedly you still need a case, PSU and storage drive BUT let's assume you could use an old case and old storage drive leaving you with just a power supply to buy.

Bot too shabby for the price.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:26 AM   #4
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Thanks for linking me to all these parts, i appreciate your help so much!

I have found these two computers, do you think they are decent? for hd editing

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ANKERMANN-NV...productDetails

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powerful-gam...productDetails
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The first one is much better.
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I wouldn't buy either one of them to be honest. I just don't like the way the ad is worded. Makes me leary of them. All those numbers are listed that way to instill the "OOO, AHH" factor. Designed to put stars in your eyes and open your wallet.
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You're going to be a lot happier being able to pick and choose what goes under the hood. Build your own.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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I know what you mean, But its not like the price is THAT low that it must be a scam, bare in mind it doesn't come with an O/S. but yeah im pretty sure i will be buidling my own pc for the first time, which is scary lol!

Going with these parts I THINK...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX8350-E...31&s=computers

Gigabyte SKT-AM3+ 970A-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Western Digital Green - 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I may upgrade to 16gb ram in the future though

What you think?
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