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Which computer will be better to handle HD videos

 
MLphoto
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May 04, 2010 00:58 |  #1

first, this will not only be for HD videos, but almost everything.

I just decided to post here since people have to deal HD videos which usually require a decent or good computer to work well with.

Can you guys recommend me one of these computers in the links provided below and why? If not mods can move.

that would be really helpful as I plan to purchase one locally tomorrow, excuse the prices those are just online.

Thanks!

http://www.futureshop.​ca …ackardhppavilio​namdath-en (external link)

http://www.bestbuy.ca …fc8663fc02cedc6​a0846cen02 (external link)

http://www.bestbuy.ca …1e8ac0583012ff7​c803a9en02 (external link)


this is the one I am thinking of getting at the moment: http://www.bestbuy.ca …65d73f1459b9de1​2c7230en02 (external link)


http://flickr.com/marc​el-lech-photography (external link)

  
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May 04, 2010 01:50 |  #2

Q8200 one is faster in most applications. Overall, they are ok choices (except "pentium" and non-quad core athlon), nothing great though. They will do 1080p just fine, but be slower to export than an $800 computer. But i'm sure you already knew that ;)




  
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May 04, 2010 01:51 |  #3

You're on the ball. I'd grab the one you are thinking about.

8gb DDR3 RAM will be a dream, especially with the 64bit Windows 7. I wouldn't feel comfortable editing on Windows 7 yet, however... that's just personal. I'm sticking to XP until they stop providing service for it, then I'll move onto the next one that seems most stable. Vista is a train-wreck, IMHO. Again, these are my OPINIONS, not a professional statement or judgement.

I have used the AMD Phenom II X4 920 for audio editing, and it had better performance to the Intel equivalent I had the option of using. AMD is going to be a little more stable at overclocked speeds, and requires a little less cooling.

You'll enjoy any of those, but the X4 you are looking at will be best for handling HD video.




  
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May 04, 2010 02:23 |  #4

LSV wrote in post #10117242 (external link)
Q8200 one is faster in most applications. Overall, they are ok choices (except "pentium" and non-quad core athlon), nothing great though. They will do 1080p just fine, but be slower to export than an $800 computer. But i'm sure you already knew that ;)

So If I bought this computer and added lets say another 2GB or even 4GB of RAM it should be pretty good? This one I'm liking the features, just will add more RAM to beef it up... what do you guys think?

http://www.futureshop.​ca …ackardhppavilio​namdath-en (external link)


http://flickr.com/marc​el-lech-photography (external link)

  
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May 04, 2010 11:30 |  #5

MLphoto wrote in post #10117350 (external link)
So If I bought this computer and added lets say another 2GB or even 4GB of RAM it should be pretty good? This one I'm liking the features, just will add more RAM to beef it up... what do you guys think?

http://www.futureshop.​ca …ackardhppavilio​namdath-en (external link)

http://www.tomshardwar​e.com …remiere-Pro-CS4,1404.html (external link)

Decent choice, but you're still buying into older technology. Usually it's best to spend about $800 and get something new, and have it last 5 years than buy a computer every 3 years.

Though this might be a good middle ground:
http://www.newegg.com …spx?ItemList=Co​mbo.361314 (external link)
simply because you can upgrade the processor to i7 860 if you ever have the money and feel like you need a lot more power.




  
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May 04, 2010 13:20 |  #6

LSV wrote:
=LSV;10119473Usually it's best to spend about $800 and get something new, and have it last 5 years than buy a computer every 3 years.

Everything is obsolete after 6 months these days aint it??????? You have to be a millionaire to keep up


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May 04, 2010 13:38 |  #7

lecherro wrote in post #10120158 (external link)
Everything is obsolete after 6 months these days aint it??????? You have to be a millionaire to keep up

No, everything bleeding edge gets replaced every 6mo, that doesn't mean the computer is obsolete. I got an i7 920 machine about a year ago. Guess what? It's still one of the fastest processors around. And if I ever decide it's not enough, I'll upgrade the CPU to a 980X and then i'll have the system last me a few more years. Old technology and obsoleteness are not the same. The pen and paper technology has been around for ages, and it's not obsolete (regardless of what certain tech companies say).

Problem with the athlons is that they were old news even when they were brand new. Slow mainly, but also very cheap. But eventually you will need to upgrade the processor, and much sooner than the i7 920 I got a year ago (in fact, my processor is still twice as fast as a quad core phenom II, and faster than the six-core one that just came out).




  
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May 04, 2010 14:11 as a reply to  @ LSV's post |  #8

I don't need the best of the best... I just need something that pretty good that can run HD videos, edit high resolution images, play a few smoothly.

I looked into some of the other computers, but for the prices that HP offers and what the computers come with that's what I'm aiming for now.


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May 04, 2010 19:59 |  #9

MLphoto wrote in post #10120485 (external link)
I don't need the best of the best... I just need something that pretty good that can run HD videos, edit high resolution images, play a few smoothly.

I looked into some of the other computers, but for the prices that HP offers and what the computers come with that's what I'm aiming for now.

Don't just consider "now" though. Desktops are supposed to last 7 years (though many break down around 5 if you don't maintain them, and many start showing age after 4 years), so make sure your investment will last that long. Unless your current machine is broken, and you don't have enough money to buy a computer that will serve you at least four years, consider holding off a bit longer until you do.




  
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