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PC Gurus please help - Quad Core

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
I'm looking to buy a Quad Core PC as my current P4 1gb ram, 512 ati radeon pc is just to slow for editing videos in HD, and i need one that's fast enough to enable me to do this.

The only info i have on it is found below, and it's priced @ £664.00

Can anyone tell me if it's worth the money?

Enjoy blisteringly fast computing and dynamic home entertainment with the Zoostorm Premium Quad Core desktop PC.

This blisteringly fast desktop PC is powered by the Intel Quad Core Q9550 processor.
includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities to use your PC as an all-in-one home entertainment centre

store movies and music on mammoth 1TB hard drive

watch movies and look at picture slide shows on 19in widescreen monitor

52-in-1 memory card reader is compatible with practically every type of flash media on the market Useful info:

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Powerful NVidia Inno3D GeForce 9800GT card great for gaming

20x DVD-RW drive

SATA hard drive

4GB memory

Zoostorm helpline: 0870 850 3063
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Sound too expensive ,9800gt is old now and 19inch monitors are really cheap, Do you play games and what type of video editing are you doing,If you dont play games then you could buy a I5 system for that money,
#2
tonyg1962
Sound too expensive ,9800gt is old now and 19inch monitors are really cheap, Do you play games and what type of video editing are you doing,If you dont play games then you could buy a I5 system for that money,


I dont actually play games, maybe the odd Team Fortress 2 game here and there but that's all. I'm having big trouble with editing movies from my HD camcorder, and burning a dvd takes far too long (1 hour) than other people i know.

I just liked to edit some videos like take out clips, dub some music into them etc..
#3
Could you build a PC yourself?

Do you already have an OS available to use?
#4
emasu
Could you build a PC yourself?

Do you already have an OS available to use?


lol, i can build them myself, but the last time i built one was when the pentium 3 was out! :D

Im a bit rusty now, and have forgotten the ropes of knowing what motherboard will work with what cpu, and to know what power supply i'd need to go with powerful graphics card and whether or not its the correct voltage for the motherboard etc..

Things like connecting cables interally, and inserting the cpu and ram and cards i can do easily.. its just the other stuff i'm not sure of.
#5
There's plenty of people on here who can help you with that :)

If you can recycle any bits from what you have now like OS, monitor etc. and give me a budget to work to I'll find a system for you :thumbsup:
#6
emasu
There's plenty of people on here who can help you with that :)

If you can recycle any bits from what you have now like OS, monitor etc. and give me a budget to work to I'll find a system for you :thumbsup:


Ok, well, i do currently have a p4, with 1gb of ram and an ati x550 radeon graphics card, dvd writer, seperate dvd rom, mouse keyboard and speakers..

I dont mind buying new ram (id probably have too as its 5 years old) and a graphics card but anyway.. i'm definetely looking to buy a quad core pc, now i dont know whether or not to opt for the i7 but you can be the judge of that.

I just need a fast pc to be able to edit hd videos, burn dvds quickly, doesnt have to be the latest latest hardware, looking to spend max £700.

I already have Win7 pro.

And i want to be able to play games like TF2 without having to set everything to minimum and crysis.. hope that helps
#7
yes that sounds very expensive. If i were you go check out ebay, its not the most reputable place to buy things from but believe me there are some bargains to be had.

Building one yourself would be the cheapest option
#8
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/ebuyer700.jpg

For around £700 I'd be looking at something like the above inclusive of a monitor - that case is a newcomer and seems to be very good despite the 'casecom' name and price. It might need another 120mm for the back though.

You could go i5/Socket 1156 but you'd need to chop around £70 somewhere. HD5770 could be swapped for a HD4890 if you can find one cheaply I suppose.

Of course this is the top end of your budget and cuts can be made to bring it down to a more realistic level should you so wish. The graphics might be a bit overkill.
#9
emasu
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/ebuyer700.jpg

For around £700 I'd be looking at something like the above inclusive of a monitor - that case is a newcomer and seems to be very good despite the 'casecom' name and price. It might need another 120mm for the back though.

You could go i5/Socket 1156 but you'd need to chop around £70 somewhere. HD5770 could be swapped for a HD4890 if you can find one cheaply I suppose.

Of course this is the top end of your budget and cuts can be made to bring it down to a more realistic level should you so wish. The graphics might be a bit overkill.


That's great, thank you for taking the time to look everything up. i would probably remove the monitor and replace it with a higher performing graphics card?

Is there any advantage of using Intel over AMD?

And do you mind me asking what your pc spec is?
#10
And do you mind me asking what your pc spec is?
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CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 425[/COLOR][COLOR=Black]
Mobo - Asus M4A785D-M PRO
Case - Antec NSK2480
RAM - 4GB Crucial DDR2-800 Ballistix[/COLOR][COLOR=Black]
HDD - Samsung 1TB Ecogreen[/COLOR][COLOR=Black]
GFX - PowerColor HD4770 PCS[/COLOR][COLOR=Black] Edition
OS - Windows 7 HP[/COLOR][COLOR=Purple][COLOR=Black]

There doesn't appear to be massive amounts of difference in the high end Phenom II's vs the i5 in gaming - to be honest I'd rather save that £60 or so and reinvest it somewhere else in the system.

The next step up graphics wise would be the HD5850, but getting hold of one at the moment at a reasonable price is pretty hard.[/COLOR]
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