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    Hi all,

    looking to edit some action footage mainly from GoPro but my laptop can't handle it using Sony Vegas 12 so thought I would buy a new PC, scared about building one so prefer to buy one ready to go, would there be anything suitable for about 600 ?

    maybe this - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/deskto...67404-pdt.html

    thanks

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulears View Post
    It's not bad - and being honest is better than most top ends were a couple of years ago, you get a monitor too, so value wise it's good. It's got 6GB of ram which by today's standards could be improved on, but many people are editing with 4! The drive is not the biggest, so you need to factor in some extra storage. My 'B' system has a poorer spec than this, and can edit go pro material ok - if a little slow in the rendering department.
    thanks for that, as long as it will get me going and it could then become my B system next year if I take to it !

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    Couple of suggestions.

    Aim for an I5 processor rather than an I7. You actually get more value for money out of it. I5 packs a wallop, at your price range you are better off aiming to cover all the areas evenly rather then go "ooo I7 must be good"

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-500...rds=i5+desktop

    399 for the desktop
    50 for a bit more ram from crucial.co.uk (It's incredibly easy to slot RAM into a machine, really it is)
    50 for a graphics card (Again, nice and easy for you to slot in)

    That takes you to 500 (inc vat) for a core I5, 8GB Ram, dedicated graphics card, with 100 for a screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bpotter908 View Post
    Couple of suggestions.

    Aim for an I5 processor rather than an I7. You actually get more value for money out of it. I5 packs a wallop, at your price range you are better off aiming to cover all the areas evenly rather then go "ooo I7 must be good"

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-500...rds=i5+desktop

    399 for the desktop
    50 for a bit more ram from crucial.co.uk (It's incredibly easy to slot RAM into a machine, really it is)
    50 for a graphics card (Again, nice and easy for you to slot in)

    That takes you to 500 (inc vat) for a core I5, 8GB Ram, dedicated graphics card, with 100 for a screen.
    thanks for that idea, which graphics card would you suggest ? I intend using Sony Movie Studio 12

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    I can't find a list of supported cards for that product, maybe someone else who uses it can shed some light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmanjoe View Post
    As long as it is a decent one it should not matter. Since it uses open CL.
    Certain cards don't actually play nicely with the software though.
    http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/...ssageID=859653

    The GTX 640 might be a safe bet.

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    I agree with Bpotter908........just get a tower with a good i5 chip, 4GB ram minimum and a decent size hard drive then buy a graphics card and monitor seperate.

    Thats what I did, I also got a better PSU than the one that came with the tower, its worth it and they are easy to fit

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