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R8JimBob88R8JimBob88 Posts: 285
edited October 2012 in The hub
Morning all,

So my PC has finally given up the ghost after many years of service.

I'm not that savvy when it comes to spec so...

I already have decent monitor etc so only need the computer itself. It will be used for web browsing and editing HD movie (from gopro) and thats about it really. Probably with basic software like adobie premier

A friend recomended this website, can anyone recomend one that will suit my needs? Ideally 8GB ram would be lovley :lol:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Home+and+Office/Home+PCs/

Thanking you
If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got....

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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    Budget?
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • Budget is as cheap as poss really, doesn't matter so long as its fit for purpose. About £500 max?
    If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got....
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    "Editing HD video, and that's it"
    :lol: love it - that's one of the most intensive jobs a computer can do!

    Anwyay, pretty much anything will do the job these days, it's quite hard to get a bad machine if you stick to something like an intel Core i5 processor.
    We've recently bought a ton of Dell machiens very similar to this...
    http://www.dabs.com/products/dell-optip ... 390&src=16
    at work recently, and they're very nice little machines. Well made, essentially no crapware, and quiet.
  • anj132anj132 Posts: 299
    http://www.ebuyer.com/388940-zoostorm-d ... -7873-0423

    Only 6 GB for £330.

    eBuyer is usually good for decent prices or use it as a benchmark. If you do order from there, make sure the OS is included unless you've got a spare licence for another OS.
  • oodboooodboo Posts: 2,177
    We've recently bought a ton of Dell machiens very similar to this...
    http://www.dabs.com/products/dell-optip ... 390&src=16
    at work recently, and they're very nice little machines. Well made, essentially no crapware, and quiet.
    I'm sat in a room surrounded by 70 of these. Well they're the 3010 which is essentially the same as the 390 I'm using right now. They are nice little machines if you can get one.
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  • "Editing HD video, and that's it"
    :lol: love it - that's one of the most intensive jobs a computer can do!

    :lol:

    My current computer dies a slow death if I try and play and videos greater than 720p...

    So realistically how much RAM is needed to comfortably edit 1080p video?
    If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got....
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    R8JimBob88 wrote:
    So realistically how much RAM is needed to comfortably edit 1080p video?
    How long is a piece of string?
    it depends on what software you're using, what codec the video uses, the colour depth, frame rate, how many video tracks, how many audio tracks.
    You can do some basic editing on an iPad - but then again, you can also bring an £800,000 Avid network to it's knees.
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