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PC (Tower only, no monitor) for video editing and home server/backups

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I'm looking for a tower that will work well as a home video editing PC (AVHCD) but also act as a back up server for my laptops and a print server.

I think (but let me know otherwise) that I need minimum dual core 1.6GHz, 2GB ram (with room for more) and approx 1TB hard drive. To minimise hourglassing on the video editing and time to back up, the read/write speed of the hard drive would need to be as fast as poss. Don't really have a budget - would rather get what's right as long as its a good deal.

Not particularly bothered about Bluray disk capability at this time, just DVD RW and will swap in/out once Bluray becomes more viable.

Any suggestions appreciated. No brand preference!
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Don't know if this is a good deal but had just read about it, and it has 1TB of storage
http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/tesco-sells-blu-ray-pc-458202
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-9446.aspx
#2
Decide what software (quite old list unfortunately but you will find more if you need) are you going to use and build system for that software.Read reccommended requirements e.g.Adobe Premiere Pro and you will get some ideas. It's very difficult to advise you while you do not know that yet.

I have not been doing video editing for a while so I do not what's currently going on there, however ,there are some,very general points.

1.Take 2 x 500GB rather than 1 x 1TB ( read from one, write on the other ) - it will significantly reduce wastage of time(consider RAID)
2.Buy as much memory as possible (however, 'normal' 32-bit windows will not allocate more than 4GB in total and often 3GB of ram memory is the maximum).64-bit MS Windows can allocate more but might cause troubles in running editing software.
3.Although I like AMD very much I would go for Intel's CPU while editing.IMO - Dual Core only ! No point to get Quad yet.
4.Your computer must be made with good components , motherboard, HDDs and PSU are exceptionally important - do not buy your computer from supermarket even though the spec seems good.
5.Generally speaking - you are looking for computer for gamers..without fast graphic card :D
#3
Thanks for all the advice - I'll try to decide an editing package and go from there.

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4.Your computer must be made with good components , motherboard, HDDs and PSU are exceptionally important - do not buy your computer from supermarket even though the spec seems good.


Which suppliers would you recommend (assuming supplier is what influences the quality of these components)?
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moneyshot
Thanks for all the advice - I'll try to decide an editing package and go from there.



Which suppliers would you recommend (assuming supplier is what influences the quality of these components)?


I hope, I have understood your meaning of 'supplier' ;) .

If £100+/- in the final bill does not mean too much for you I would consider custom built pc, as none of the popular manufacturers (such as ACER,Dell, HP ) use the highest quality parts.

Have you got any good computer shop nearby ?I would speak to them, took their offered spec, check the prices on Internet to avoid being seriously ripped off (ebuyer.com. scan.co.uk, aria.co.uk, overclockers.co.uk)...and that's it :) .Or alternatively, use this site, to build something you need. In case of problems contact me on PM.

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