Hi everyone, I've been searching google for an idea for best budget PCs for video editing but found myself getting a bit lost in all the advice, I found this forum, had a look at quite a few posts and saw some great advice so I thought I'd post a few questions myself.
Ive had a Macbook Pro 2.16ghz Core 2 Duo, 2gb DDR2 Ram for a few years now. I used it for my first short film just using the basic imovie. Its now time to move on, Ive been using After Effects/final cut at college and really need a computer that can run it well at home. The MB does run After Effects fairly well but feel its time to upgrade and get a dedicated desktop really.
Apologize for the longwinded opening.
I believe if I was to sell my MB I could get around £500+ so my first question would be could I get an equivalent PC for that cost? (Im aware a direct comparison isnt really possible but could a £500 PC, built by myself, run After Effects better?)
I would be buying the Adobe Master Collection so I would be using Premier Pro. I would also at some point be looking into modelling programmes like Cinema 4D.
I can confidently build my own pc although know next to nothing about decent kit atm due to having a mac for so long. I would be buying a new pc with the intent not to need it upgraded for many years.
Any help is greatly appreciated.