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    Hey

    I want to buy a customised pc (pc specialist?) for video editing and rendering on Sony Vegas as it currently takes ages on my laptop to render an 8 minute video.

    I don't know much about computers or manufacturers or sites to get it from so was wondering what specs would be the best for me and from what site? With a budget of £700

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    I needed a PC to run Sony Vegas Pro HD 11 and edit 1080p resolution on last summer. I bought this from John Lewis for just over 500 pounds.


    http://www.johnlewis.com/hp-pavilion...ack/p231820483

    It has 8GB RAM and a dedicated 1GB Graphics card. 3.7GHz processor as well - all perfect to edit high definition. These are the key aspects to look at when buying a PC to edit high definition video in. Make sure the RAM is at least 6GB, and ensure the graphics card is dedicated, not shared. This is because shared graphics cards run all your other applications ontop of Vegas, where as a dedicated graphics card is as it says, dedicated to running applications which require high usage (gaming, editing). Processor speeds can vary by model, but the 3.7GHz on this PC is fantastic. Works and runs great, these 1080p edits of mine were easy to import, edit and render!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4K0NdBqzGo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhjJfNqOjuw

    You will need a HD monitor as well, which run from about £90 to £200. So that fits nicely into your budget of £700 as the PC is £530!

    Any questions then just ask.
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    (Original post by Raheem786)
    Hey

    I want to buy a customised pc (pc specialist?) for video editing and rendering on Sony Vegas as it currently takes ages on my laptop to render an 8 minute video.

    I don't know much about computers or manufacturers or sites to get it from so was wondering what specs would be the best for me and from what site? With a budget of £700

    Raheem


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    If its a lot of video editing and rendering.............. you ideally want an i7 processor as it has a quad core but with 8 threads, making its processing power crazy and extremely well suited for that kind of stuff. Also theres 2 types k version and non-k, meaning the k version can be overclocked.

    You need a minimum of 8gb of ram, around 1600MHZ speed and higher.

    Harddrive, needs to be at least 1tb, videos take up a lot of space and you can always stick in more.

    SSD, is a possibility, you can save your OS, the programs on to it and it'll speed things up even more.

    Graphics is kinda important, it plays a part in rendering but falls way behind the importance of the processor and then ram, but can help.

    You need a decent motherboard......along with a good case with good airflow and a good power supply to handle all the needs.

    POWER SUPPLY UNIT, very important, make sure its branded and from a reliable firm like corsair, etc so it doesn't explode and cause damage.
    CASE is also important, nothing cheap or filsmy, but strong, with places to put fans and good airflow.

    The issue is your budget, pcspecialist certainly gives a lot of choice, but prices are quite high.

    Another good place is this, getting the monitor separately is the cheaper option, so configure on the i3/i5/i7 bit and best psu they have is the OCZ http://www.cougar-extreme.co.uk/mediacentre.html
    So try dinopc, something like this bundle, then simply change the parts a bit which are better for your needs http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/Fabro-...ge-93p1571.htm

    Or have a look at the last 3 on here, buy a hard drive, graphics card and screen and windows http://www.novatech.co.uk/barebonebundles/intel/
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    A good editing machine doesn't need to cost the earth. You'll find moving from laptop components to standard ones will give you an instant boost regardless, so if you were to go for a £500-ish basic desktop, that would do the job.

    Obviously you can spend as much as you want to on a PC, so you really need to pick your budget based on just how fast you need it to be, but the best cost:improvement will be from that initial jump from laptop to desktop, upgrading to a faster desktop will not have the same price efficiency.
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    (Original post by Raheem786)
    Ahh thanks! What is an overclock? Why aren't processors just over clocked normally then? Any risks?

    And which would you suggest: 160 GB SSD or 1TB HDD?


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    Where you take a cpu which is unlocked, and overclock it which is the process of changing the cpu to operate faster than the original clock speed set by Intel/AMD originally.
    The companies set it to a certain level which is usable, as pushing a chip to its limit comes with risks, extra heat, shorter lifespan, etc it would be far more costly for them using stock coolers.

    I can't say, as HD videos take up a lot of space, I would have said a 1tb for storage, and a 64gb with windows, sony vega and other important programs on it
 
 
 
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