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Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2016 2:32PM
Hi

Dabber

Try Aria they do prebuilt, look under (systems and then gameing PC) also they will custom one for you - https://www.aria.co.uk/

Hope this helps

Cliff

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Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
21 Oct 2016 7:53PM
This one is not bad for the price, no SSD, no seperate graphics card and just 8GB ram but these can be improved/added upon later.

Included with W10, it will still be within your budget.

https://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Home+and+Office/Next+Day+Systems/GLADIATOR+Intel+Core+i7+6700+-+Pre+Built+Desktop+PC+?productId=63420

For the money it would be plenty to get you started.
hobbo Plus
8 1.4k 3 England
22 Oct 2016 12:36PM
I took similar advice on here and on my other forums a few months ago, and with a very similar budget.....the result/

I consulted my local independent PC repairer and reseller of used kit......He produced an under two year old SONY VIAO laptop with a very high spec.

This only has Photoshop, Bridge, Plugins, free Office software plus the internet, teamed up with my 27 inch monitor........it is blisteringly fast.

My half redundant Windows XP desktop still chugs along using a salvaged 16 inch monitor.....it, plus two external drives contain important files from my last four computers.

The Sony VIAO cost under 200
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Oct 2016 8:03PM

Quote:For the money it would be plenty to get you started.


Totally unsuitable for video editing IMO. Just a single hard drive!! Never a good idea for video editing. No graphics card. Limited upgradeability. No operating system which would then be at the top end of the budget mentioned.
Personally I would save a little longer and get something that is better suited for video editing.
A slow and inadequate computer will make editing a chore rather than a pleasure. The only advantage of a cheap and cheerful machine is you could begin rendering the timeline or exporting the video, take a two week holiday and as you arrive home the task may have just finished TongueTongue, assuming the PC hasn't over heated or crashed TongueWink
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
23 Oct 2016 6:57AM

Quote:
Quote:For the money it would be plenty to get you started.


Totally unsuitable for video editing IMO. Just a single hard drive!! Never a good idea for video editing. No graphics card. Limited upgradeability. No operating system which would then be at the top end of the budget mentioned.
Personally I would save a little longer and get something that is better suited for video editing.
A slow and inadequate computer will make editing a chore rather than a pleasure. The only advantage of a cheap and cheerful machine is you could begin rendering the timeline or exporting the video, take a two week holiday and as you arrive home the task may have just finished TongueTongue, assuming the PC hasn't over heated or crashed TongueWink



I don`t know what you get off on but the poster was looking at getting an all in one, he`s no high end video production editor, any video editing is very likely to be very basic and he`s on a limited budget (did you actually read my post)

You get what you pay for unless your prepared to build your own (my first suggestion) and pre build budget systems come with crap basic parts, its how these system builders turn a profit, good high end pre built systems come at a price.

StrayCat 15 19.1k 3 Canada
23 Oct 2016 7:45AM

Quote:Quote:For the money it would be plenty to get you started.



Totally unsuitable for video editing IMO. Just a single hard drive!! Never a good idea for video editing. No graphics card. Limited upgradeability. No operating system which would then be at the top end of the budget mentioned.
Personally I would save a little longer and get something that is better suited for video editing.
A slow and inadequate computer will make editing a chore rather than a pleasure. The only advantage of a cheap and cheerful machine is you could begin rendering the timeline or exporting the video, take a two week holiday and as you arrive home the task may have just finished TongueTongue, assuming the PC hasn't over heated or crashed



That's very close to the specs of my desktop, and I edit video using Adobe Premiere Pro; granted, it isn't fast, but it isn't anywhere as slow as indicated above. Also, considering I bought mine for Canadian dollars about 5 or 6 years ago, it's about the same price. I haven't felt any need to upgrade, it does what I require. I think the suggestion is very reasonable considering the OP's budget.


Quote:A slow and inadequate computer will make editing a chore rather than a pleasure.


Spending beyond one's means will be worse, imo.
Andy_Curtis 5 808 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2016 3:10PM
Saphire Radeon RX480 8gb Nitro OC Graphics card would be more than enough, with an intel i5 6600 CPU.
both come to about 420 if you shop around. Get some Corsair 16gb RAM for 80, a WD 2tb HDD for 60, samsung 750 EVO 120gb SSD.

Sorted. Less than 700.
Carabosse 16 41.4k 270 England
23 Oct 2016 4:10PM
The most important thing is the processor speed. The higher the better.

In a sense almost computer will do - within reason! But at the extremes it can be the difference between hours of rendering a video sequence and minutes.

Once upon a time most people had just one internet device: their computer. These days with more owning internet capable phones and tablets, tying up you computer for longish periods arguably does not matter quite so much?
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
23 Oct 2016 5:42PM
Best bets a trip to PC world I think.

You really don`t need to spend a whole packet for photo editing and a bit if video editing.

Something like this would probably do the op.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/hp-pavilion-550-201na-desktop-pc-blue-10146612-pdt.html

It has a small foot print as well, perfect for the desktop.
GX20PAB 10 28 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2016 6:12PM
Hi

I recently upgraded my system on a low cost budget and went for an AMD FX 6300 six core processor on a low cost motherboard for 120. Added 12GB RAM and I'm pleased with the performance. There are a few upgrade kits using this processor on the market. Installation was straight forward "and I'm no computer wiz"
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
23 Oct 2016 11:55PM
The six core CPU`s from AMD are pretty good and cheap.
4k78l 3 278 1 New Caledonia
24 Oct 2016 3:29AM
If you're willing to stretch your budget a wee bit, here's my suggestion:

Harddisk: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/samsung-sm951-512gb-m.2-pci-e-3.0-x-4-nvme-solid-state-drive-mzvpv512hdgl-00000-hd-214-sa.html
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Powersupply: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/xfx-xt-series-500w-80-plus-bronze-power-supply-ca-022-xf.html
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RAM: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/team-group-vulcan-red-16gb-2x8gb-ddr3-pc3-19200c11-2400mhz-dual-channel-kit-tlred316g2400hc11cdc0-my-060-tg.html
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Motherboard: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-z97-k-intel-z97-socket-1150-ddr3-atx-motherboard-mb-605-as.html
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CPU: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/intel-core-i5-4590-3.30ghz-haswell-socket-lga1150-processor-retail-cp-534-in.html
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Case: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/raijintek-arcadia-mid-tower-usb-3.0-case-black-ca-003-rt.html

This will end at a total of about 670 . Remove your old harddrive(s) from your old case, and mount into the new one for added storage. If you need more storage you can add that later, and if you really need a graphics card you can also add that at a later date. My setup will do most jobs with ease, even at a budget.
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
26 Oct 2016 4:26AM

Quote:Harddisk: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/samsung-sm951-512gb-m.2-pci-e-3.0-x-4-nvme-solid-state-drive-mzvpv512hdgl-00000-hd-214-sa.html


Lol, well that's a bit steep for someone on a budget.

You could pick up a 250GB SSD and a 2TB HDD for about 120.
4k78l 3 278 1 New Caledonia
26 Oct 2016 12:53PM

Quote:
Quote:Harddisk: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/samsung-sm951-512gb-m.2-pci-e-3.0-x-4-nvme-solid-state-drive-mzvpv512hdgl-00000-hd-214-sa.html


Lol, well that's a bit steep for someone on a budget.

You could pick up a 250GB SSD and a 2TB HDD for about 120.


Well, if you want the most bang for the buck why not do it? If you checked my total you would see I'm not far off budget. I'd rather build for the future, rather than regret what I got, and have to buy something new. Check the read/write speeds of that disk compared to a regular ssd and you might have a second opinion.
Personally I build my computers to last at least 5 years with very good performance, so I rather see the price per year rather than just the pricetag.
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
26 Oct 2016 1:20PM
Good advice regarding the SSD.

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