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Dec 27, 2016 09:06 |  #1

Got a 7D now and I use my computer for plenty of other tasks. eBay, Documents, Photo editing(Lightroom & Photoshop), etc.

May even try editing video from the 7D.

Currently have a Asus G73S. First Gen Core i7, SSD, GTX460M.

It just doesn't seem to have any pep anymore and runs VERY warm.

I've built a few PC's in the past, but not sure if a newer laptop would be worth it or not. Was thinking of trying a budget build. Maybe Under $700 including a monitor. Any suggestions? I haven't built one since a Q6600. Was actually faster than this laptop when I sold it.



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Dec 27, 2016 12:15 |  #2

Desktop or laptop?


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Dec 27, 2016 20:51 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #3

Not 100% sure yet. Depending on the performance of the laptop, I may choose a laptop. But, if the same money can buy me a desktop that blows away the laptop, I'll go with that. Maybe just keep this laptop for other less demanding tasks.



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Dec 28, 2016 02:17 |  #4

Desktops are typically faster and cheaper than laptops. How much depends on the individual machines and the task. I wouldn't buy a laptop for photo and video processing. My workstation has a fast 8 core processor, two SSDs, a RAID array, another hard drive, and a decent video card internally, you can't do that with a laptop.


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Dec 28, 2016 07:07 |  #5

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Desktops are typically faster and cheaper than laptops. How much depends on the individual machines and the task. I wouldn't buy a laptop for photo and video processing. My workstation has a fast 8 core processor, two SSDs, a RAID array, another hard drive, and a decent video card internally, you can't do that with a laptop.

http://www.laptopmag.c​om …tops/msi-gt83vr-titan-sli (external link)


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Dec 28, 2016 11:04 |  #6

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$4999

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Dec 28, 2016 12:13 |  #7

That 700 dollar budget is a bit low if you want a computer that is significantly faster than your current laptop

I used this site: https://pcpartpicker.c​om (external link)
to see how far i could get with your budget and got this:

Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive OR a 120gb ssd
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card
Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Total: $772.38

still 10% over your budget... if you want a i7 6700k you will need to add another 100 bucks

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...

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tim wrote in post #18225363 (external link)
My workstation has a fast 8 core processor, two SSDs, a RAID array, another hard drive, and a decent video card internally, you can't do that with a laptop.

= $$$

isn't exactly cheap either.


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Dec 28, 2016 12:15 |  #8


$5099 and you can't even hook it up to a 5K monitor, even with those two stonking GPU's fitted!

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Dec 28, 2016 12:24 |  #9

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$5099 and you can't even hook it up to a 5K monitor, even with those two stonking GPU's fitted!

Alan

Iunno man, it has a single Thunderbolt 3 port which:

What are the video formats supported by Thunderbolt 3?
Thunderbolt 3 is based on the DisplayPort 1.2 specification and can support up to 2 streams (eight lanes) of DisplayPort 1.2 video bandwidth. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying up to 100W of power. One 4K display (4096 x 2160) 30-bit @ 120 Hz One 5K display (5120 x 2880) 30-bit @ 60 Hz Two 4K displays each (4096 x 2160) 30-bit @ 60 Hz
- See more at: https://thunderbolttec​hnology.net/tech/faq#s​thash.QTFeiqTa.dpuf (external link)

From https://thunderbolttec​hnology.net/tech/faq (external link)

But yeah, for that much $$$ and it comes with a 1080p screen :eek: definitely not worth the $ especially for video/image editing.


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Dec 28, 2016 12:26 |  #10

PCPartPicker part list (external link) / Price breakdown by merchant (external link)

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (external link) ($179.69 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (external link) ($106.49 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (external link) ($52.30 @ Amazon)
Storage: PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (external link) ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (external link) ($71.88 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case (external link) ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (external link) ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (external link) ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
Total: $673.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-28 13:22 EST-0500


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Dec 28, 2016 12:45 |  #11

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18225716 (external link)
That 700 dollar budget is a bit low if you want a computer that is significantly faster than your current laptop

I used this site: https://pcpartpicker.c​om (external link)
to see how far i could get with your budget and got this:

Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive OR a 120gb ssd
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card
Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Total: $772.38

still 10% over your budget... if you want a i7 6700k you will need to add another 100 bucks

= $$$

isn't exactly cheap either.


Still half as pricey as the listed laptop. The comparison should be like $$$$$ vs $$$ (or even $$ 1/2) :p


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Dec 28, 2016 12:48 as a reply to  @ Bleufire's post |  #12

ugh i never said it was cheap or the OP should consider it...
I mentioned it because he claimed that you couldn't get a laptop as powerful as his workstation.

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Dec 28, 2016 12:51 |  #13

Bleufire wrote in post #18225726 (external link)
Iunno man, it has a single Thunderbolt 3 port which:

From https://thunderbolttec​hnology.net/tech/faq (external link)

But yeah, for that much $$$ and it comes with a 1080p screen :eek: definitely not worth the $ especially for video/image editing.

Oh I didn't know TB3 had that capability. I take it it is easy to get from the single TB3 stream to the Dual DP1.2 required of the only 5K monitor that is currently on the market? AFAIK the Dell UP2715K is the only device currently offering 5K, and that doesn't have TB3, only the dual DP1.2 ports. Not that I am considering one of these laptops, but since I have the monitor it would be nice to know what it might take to connect a laptop to it for 5K at 60 Hz.

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Dec 30, 2016 06:29 |  #14

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Trying to see if I can source some parts from some good sales(newegg, slickdeals, etc). Also, for an editing machine, is it best to Get Windows 10? Or is a prior version better?



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lvph2 wrote in post #18227500 (external link)
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Trying to see if I can source some parts from some good sales(newegg, slickdeals, etc). Also, for an editing machine, is it best to Get Windows 10? Or is a prior version better?

At this point consider 7 dead for any new PCs going forward. I miss it and still have a device with it on 7 still that will stay 7 but just assume that any new device you buy is only 10 compatible. No reason to go backwards right now to find out the next version of LR/Capture1/Etc. you want is only 10 compatible and you have to upgrade then anyways. Just bite the bullet IMO.


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