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Old 07-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Im looking to get get a pc for hd video editing and came across this...

Intel I7 3770K 3.5Ghz Gaming Pc Computer 500Gb 4Gb Ddr3 ATI HD 6670 2GB Galaxy | eBay

and this...

Intel Core i7 Quad Core 3770 PC 3.40 GHz x4 8GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HD Tower Computer | eBay

surely this is too cheap for the specs they are saying it is??

What can anyone recommend?
My budget is around 500 - 600

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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they are a little similar in hardware, but some differences is quickly noticeable.
the office looking PC has more RAM. but RAM today is cheap. you can get 8 GB of good RAM for 70 bucks.
the gamer looking PC comes with a dedicated graphic card. but it's a low end card which is useless for gaming, but will do a better job at video editing than the inbuilt GPU inside the processor.

which editing software do you have? most non professional editing applications don't utilize the GPU for rendering.
if your chosen software render on the CPU (which most does) then extra 4 gigabyte is WAY better.

note: non of the PC's comes with an OS. you have to buy or download it somewhere else before you can do anything with it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for getting back to me!

This will be mostly Premiere and After Effects

I will use DSLR footage mostly
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I'd be going with 1st one as it has a dedicated GPU and as BikerEcho it will better for your needs..
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you should read this: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 GPU Acceleration - Puget Custom Computers
it's about GPU rendering with Premiere Pro.

it's gonna do wonders with GPU acceleration... but it still pains me to see a video editing computer that only have 4 gigs.
4 gigs is the absolute minimum for today's computers running windows

can't you find a PC that both have a dedicated GPU AND 8 Gig of RAM?
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Thanks for the help everybody!

I have found these four computers, all seem pretty good, which one would you recommend for HD video editing in premiere and after effects?

1. New 2013 i7 3rd Gen 3770 Quad Core 27.2GHZ 16GB Ram,1TB HD,Windows 7, Desktop PC | eBay

2. Powerful gaming PC! CSL Speed 4718u (Core i7) - computer system with Intel Core i7-3770 4x 3400 MHz, 1500GB SATA, 16GB DDR3 RAM, MSI Mainboard, GeForce GT 630 4096 MB, DVD-RW, CardReader, 7.1 Sound, USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN - the ultimate quad core gamin

3. GINGER6 iV42-62 INTEL QUAD CORE i7 16GB ATI 7750 2TB DESKTOP COMPUTER GAMING PC | eBay

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

Any help would be much appreciated!
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the best one so far is number 4. it's also a little more expensive then the rest of them.
they all have the same CPU, but what makes number 4 stand out is the GTX 650. it's a little better then the rest of the GPU's the other machines comes with. it has lower RAM capacity though, but in reality you don't need more then 8 if you don't play around with virtual machines and servers.... some high end 3D modeling aplications might benefit a little with more RAM... but i'l rather have that better GTX 650.

if i should choose another one, i'll go for number 3. only due to the (in my view) better looking case.
it's not really better then the second PC.
i am not a fan of the first one, because it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card
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Thanks for all your help,

If i got the 4th one i could just upgrade the ram to 16gb in due time anyway couldnt i?
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you could easily upgrade the RAM to 16gb anytime you want.
you just don't really need it at this point.
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