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Thread: Is this a good Video editing PC? ADVICE PLEASE

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    Found this PC set up online and want to know if it is worth the 900 quid they are asking for it.
    Any advice would be very welcome.

    Thanks


    PCSPECIALIST.CO.UK - Video900, Configure Your Own PC, Configure PC, Design Your Own PC



    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i5 Processor i5-650 (3.20GHz) 4MB Cache
    Memory (RAM)
    4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY!
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P7H55-M PRO: DDR3, SATA II, 2 x PCI, 1 x PCI-Ex 2.0
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
    USB Options
    8 x USB 2.0 PORTS (6 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
    2nd Hard Disk
    1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    22x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    NONE
    Graphics Card
    1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT240 PCI EXPRESS
    2nd Graphics Card
    NONE
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Network Facilities
    ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
    Modem
    NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND
    Floppy Disk Drive
    NONE
    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc)
    Case
    STYLISH BLACK ALUMINIUM TRIGON CASE + 2 FRONT/SIDE USB
    Power Supply & Case Cooling
    450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£25)
    Processor Cooling
    INTEL SOCKET LG1156 STANDARD CPU COOLER
    Firewire & Video Editing
    2 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORTS (1 onboard, 1 at back panel)
    TV Card
    NONE
    Monitor
    24 Inch Wide TFT Silver/Black 1920 x1080 8MS D-Sub, DVI (£159)
    2nd Monitor
    NONE
    GeForce 3D Vision
    NONE
    DVI Cable
    NONE
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Logitech® Deluxe 660 Cordless Keyboard & Optical Mouse (£16)
    Mouse
    NONE
    Speakers
    LOGITECH S220 2.1 SILVER/BLACK SPEAKER SYSTEM (£16)
    Webcam
    NONE
    Headsets (VOIP)
    NONE
    Surge Protection
    NONE
    Printer
    NONE
    Anti-Virus
    NONE
    Office Software
    NONE
    External Hard Drive
    NONE
    Home Installation
    NONE
    Warranty
    1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1st Month Free Collect & Return
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 10 working days
    Quantity
    1

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    I'm not a real expert but I think this is a bit to expensive for the speck. I'd recommend a bit more shopping around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    I'm not a real expert but I think this is a bit to expensive for the speck. I'd recommend a bit more shopping around.

    As an even less of an expert where would be a good place to shop around?


    Its a bit of a mine field out there.

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    I don't have any specific places I'd just goole "cheap PC" and start from there.

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    Not bad spec, Invest more upgrade less - what are your needs?
    hobby, professional????

    the spec you have given, is not bad I would change a few things, if its video editing you require then cutting film bits together, is not very resource intensive. Rendering is

    So what is your use? how do you plan to use your PC......

    Is budget a limitation, is £900 all you can spend, do you need all the bits monitor, keyboard, mouse etc. or is it just the box ?

    Do you want a system that you don't have to upgrade often, or upgrade in a cycle?

    Just saying is this a good spec IS NO USE TO MAN NOR BEAST......

    Without explaining your planned usage, IE is it a work based or hobby are you a film student.

    Please Supply more info.....

    I would recommend using a solid state drive for the OS; to speed up the system.

    Partition the drive one system and one video editing. Editing partition: Place only the working files on here once finished move files to regular HD...... The editing partition should only be used for working files.
    Last edited by zandebar; 01-19-2010 at 04:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zandebar View Post
    Not bad spec, Invest more upgrade less - what are your needs?
    hobby, professional????

    the spec you have given, is not bad I would change a few things, if its video editing you require then cutting film bits together, is not very resource intensive. Rendering is

    So what is your use? how do you plan to use your PC......

    Is budget a limitation, is £900 all you can spend, do you need all the bits monitor, keyboard, mouse etc. or is it just the box ?

    Do you want a system that you don't have to upgrade often, or upgrade in a cycle?

    Just saying is this a good spec IS NO USE TO MAN NOR BEAST......

    Without explaining your planned usage, IE is it a work based or hobby are you a film student.

    Please Supply more info.....

    I would recommend using a solid state drive for the OS; to speed up the system.

    Partition the drive one system and one video editing. Editing partition: Place only the working files on here once finished move files to regular HD...... The editing partition should only be used for working files.

    Thanks for your helpfull reply.

    At the moment I am making/editing videos part time with a cheap camera.I video sports event boxing/rugby and sell them on.
    But now I have a Sony Z1e I am going to be makiing training videos for my employer so I want it to look professional.

    As I mentioned I have a Sony Z1e that I want to use with the PC I get.

    My budget is around the 900 quid mark but if all goes well I may upgrade in the future.

    If you could tell me the spec you think would suit my needs I would appreciate it.

    Thanks

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    Please provide how you plan to use the PC, with software, is it a full PC you need or just a box...

    If its a box then some smart changes can be made....

    The PC is only as good as the budget; if £900 is all u have to spend then, build the best PC for that budget. I built a Intel i7 for less than that, that was a box with planned upgrades in mind.
    But then again; I buy trade, not much mark up on PC bits anyway.

    You have to know what you want and what you want it for, before you can build the right PC.

    Who is paying for it; you or your employer? if its you then at a guess you have a PC already.

    with mouse keyboard Monitor, you just need a box.... A good box.

    If its your employer question this; £900 with vat or £900 ex Vat. Your employer should be able to reclaim the VAT back at 17.5% so you can spend £900 in an ex vat value. Just a thought.

    I need little indicators to find the best way forward

    cheers
    Last edited by zandebar; 01-19-2010 at 08:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zandebar View Post
    What software do u plan to use?

    I am using Adobe premier(its all my present lap top can handle) at the moment but I can get final cut pro through work and am thinking of using that as it seems to be used a lot by pro film makers

    What do you use?

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    I have just ammended last post.

    Looking at your spec I would reconsider your

    Power Supply & Case Cooling
    450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£25)

    And get something with more juice 700w plus its worth the extra money, that one is a bit lacking in my opinion.

    I would also consider SSD for your OS, win7 has great support for these drives.

    I have one and wayhay what a differance, I really recommend a solid state drive, its the future.
    Last edited by zandebar; 01-19-2010 at 08:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zandebar View Post
    Please provide how you plan to use the PC, with software, is it a full PC you need or just a box...

    If its a box then some smart changes can be made....

    The PC is only as good as the budget; if £900 is all u have to spend then, build the best PC for that budget. I built a Intel i7 for less than that, that was a box with planned upgrades in mind.
    But then again; I buy trade, not much mark up on PC bits anyway.

    You have to know what you want and what you want it for, before you can build the right PC.

    Who is paying for it; you or your employer? if its you then at a guess you have a PC already.

    with mouse keyboard Monitor, you just need a box.... A good box.

    If its your employer question this; £900 with vat or £900 ex Vat. Your employer should be able to reclaim the VAT back at 17.5% so you can spend £900 in an ex vat value. Just a thought.

    I need little indicators to find the best way forward

    cheers
    I have already got a keyboard and mouse that I used with my lap top so I would be needing a box and monitor.


    I will be paying for it as I will be using it in the home and for other non work related projects.

    As well as sports I will be making short films for local people and groups.For example I have been asked to make a short video for a small local museum.


    What smart changes do you think should be made?


    Thanks for your time and advice

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