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Tanithlord

New PC

OK people

I need a new PC. and i need Ideas on what I want it to

-Edit Videos
-Run Word for UNI

Thats it nothing more or less

Thanks

Tanith
NewportNerfer113

Do you have a budget? Also, how complicated will your video editing be?
Tanithlord

£500ish and not that complicated i will be using premier pro as I used it before and have a basic idea with it

James
NewportNerfer113

I'd be tempted by this:

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/com...sktop-pc-silver-10138703-pdt.html

I know it's PC World. But at least you can drop the other 50 on warranty. I'd also use an open source office tool like OpenOffice. It's compatible with Word and is free.

It's got a decent processor (not the best, but then you aren't spending thousands). Good memory and storage. Graphics is OK too.

Just check if the processor is quad core or not. If it's dual core I'd go for something else.

You could try a local company and ask what spec they could build you for the price.
BaylissLad

I got my 330GBP gaming pc from these guys. Great customer service, whenI had a fault with one of the case fans they picked it up from me FOR FREE they not only fixed that but replaced the whole case because the power switch wasn't in too great a condition! They then ran tests to make sure it worked and then sent it back, for FREE. they are great man and this will do great for you:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-PC-C...p4634.c0.m14&_sop=2&_sc=1

No graphics card but that isn't needed if you are not gaming Wink

This is basically what you eant. A GREAT CPU with 16GB of RAM will do great for video editing, rendering and whatever else. However this is NOT  a gaming PC, you will have to purchase a graphics card when/if you decide to get into PC Gaming.

Hope this helps Wink Oh and I know it's eBay but trust me and don't hesitate to contact them if there is a problem Very Happy
Northwind

Editing videos covers a lot of bases, will you be editing HD? And how big? Crunching big files to pro quality is very intensive...

But tbh modern PCs are incredibly powerful. I just retired a 10 year old system that would do everything you want well... If you want to beat the price down it might well be worth checking out used high end systems, basically gamers and power users are magpies and are always replacing perfectly good hardware with the latest, and that kit devalues hard. So something like my old Q6600 processor with a half-decent overclocking board and old ddr2 ram, is almost worthless as it's not cutting edge any more, but it's just as powerful as it was.

It's a bit like buying a shabby luxury car; the people it was aimed at don't want it any more so the price plummets, and some pikey like me gets it for peanuts and doesn't care about the paint.
BaylissLad

I was just making the most off his budget, I could shave 100 quid off that and you would still have a good computer.
Gordy

You need to get one with an SSD drive.  You will not believe the difference one can make.
Northwind

For these jobs at this level an SSD won't make much difference tbh, other than boot and application start times. It's a great thing to have though even if just for those reasons
BaylissLad

^ What northwind said
Tanithlord

Thanks for all the suggestions Smile taking on bored what has been said And I have got my hands on a sneeky second hand Acer that has had a SSD and some other bits added to it, Apparently it use to be long to a Youtube and Twitch used who used it as his personal non gaming and admin one and just edited personal vids on so it should do the Job and on a better note it will be in my hands tomorrow and has had a FREE 27 inch Gaming monitor as well.

This all comes from a uni friend looking over my shoulder when i was saying what i wanted to do. Down side is he blames me for buying an alpha trooper and Stryfe on the way home

Thanks again nerfers  Smile
Gordy

Northwind wrote:
For these jobs at this level an SSD won't make much difference tbh, other than boot and application start times. It's a great thing to have though even if just for those reasons


It will make a massive difference to all tasks.  Mainly as you're hardly ever waiting for the system.  I find hard drive based machines like swimming in treacle.  Smile

Given the cost of them these days, getting one is a no brainer for me.
Broz

I found the most effective way of getting rid of users pissing and moaning about speed issues on a otherwise perfectly fine network set up was to install SSDs. The performance improvement is dramatic, just don't get a cheap one.
Limegreen06

PC for Editing

I maybe very late to reply but for others who would want a PC  for editing or multimedia, you should get one that is designed for editing video I would suggest that the following are the most important things to consider. These are the graphics card, CPU,  any recent processor will be fine, fast hard disks and RAM.
mittskinned

Hi in case you hadn't found the right PC yet, here's a helpful article I found that's worth the read if you want to know which PC works best with video editing.
Tanithlord

All found now and this post can be closed
Limegreen06

If you need a PC for editing or multimedia, I suggest a  Lenovo think pad edge E550 is one of the best laptops or a Dell Inspiron i7559 will also do for video editing.

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