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Building on a budget
11-01-2012, 11:48 AM,
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Building on a budget
I am interested in building a computer for video editing and streaming movies and live content. I have a friend who works in the video game industry, and I have been very impressed with how well these computers handle video production programs. So, I figured that I would ask around on here to get some advice on putting together my first PC.

I am working on a budget (roughly 600$ without OS cost), and have been using the Best Budget Gaming PC article as a reference.

For video editing and streaming movies and live content, would the Orange Tier 2 build be a good choice? Any other recommended parts or build options?

I appreciate the help.

-Eric
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11-01-2012, 12:01 PM,
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RE: Building on a budget
for casual video editing it will be fine but for heavy video editing using adobe products, for example, i would upgrade to the i5. also some of those video cards have been end of lifed, so choice may be limited but there are newer series cards that pretty much replace them for about the same price.

good luck
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11-01-2012, 12:58 PM,
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RE: Building on a budget
I would suggest the GTX 650 Ti as a replacement to the 6870.
+1 on the i5.
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11-01-2012, 04:21 PM,
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RE: Building on a budget
I'd like the I5, but I don't think I can fit an extra 100$ into my budget.

Would something like this be a decent substitute?
-TrinityAMD A10-5800K Trinity

What would the difference be between a video card at this level XFX FX-775A or ASUS EAH6670 vs the 160$-180$ gti cards?

Thanks
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11-01-2012, 05:45 PM,
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RE: Building on a budget
The i3 trumps the A10-5800K in almost everything and has a lower power consumption.
The 7750 is better but the 6670 doesn't need a power cable.
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11-02-2012, 01:53 PM,
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RE: Building on a budget
(11-01-2012, 04:21 PM)Eric904 Wrote: I'd like the I5, but I don't think I can fit an extra 100$ into my budget.

Would something like this be a decent substitute?
-TrinityAMD A10-5800K Trinity

What would the difference be between a video card at this level XFX FX-775A or ASUS EAH6670 vs the 160$-180$ gti cards?

Thanks

for a budget level pc without a video card for general use, low resolution game playing, and not really worried about upgrading, the a10 would be fine. like ricki said its power consumption is 90 percent higher at "load", but about the same at idle. you can liken it to having a 60w light bulb burning for a couple of hours in the day. another thing is there may be no upgrade path depending on how amd goes with the next gen chip.

id stick with one of the i3 variants for what you want to do, and who knows you might come into some extra cash in the future to upgrade to an i5 in the future. that would be an easy drop in upgrade.

the 7750 outperforms the 6670, and neither requires an aux pcie power connection.

the hd7770 is almost on par as the hd6850, uses half the power and some are on sale for 109 bucks at newegg with rebate.

the 650 ti is overpriced right now i think since you can get an hd7850 for a few bucks more with rebates.(theyve had some great price cuts in the last week)

good luck
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