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17 Feb 2014   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK, if you were offered a car or a trip, how did a pc become involved ? Am I missing something ?

I also would have taken the car, a pc you can build on your own, and a trip you can save for on your own, but a car.


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17 Feb 2014   #12
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It's an OK system. It needs a SSD. I would have taken the car.
Compared to my current PC, it's a beast.
Upgrades will be starting a few weeks after I receive the PC.

The reason why I didn't take the car is because of not doing any lessons as of yet, but I can easily pay for it myself gradually.
Here's my current Specs..


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17 Feb 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am sure you will be happy with it.
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17 Feb 2014   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I would have opted for the car too. But, it's your choice. I agree with Sygnus21 on the PC. I don't know how much of some of the activities you mentioned you will do. It also appears you are getting an OEM PC. OEMs typically use the cheapest parts they can with no thought of quality or upgradeability. Video encoding and screen capture are going to be more than that CPU and GPU can do efficiently. It makes little sense to buy a graphics card and plan on upgrading to a new one in the near future. Plus the fact that with an OEM Power supply, you will find you have to have a new PSU in order to get a better GPU. If you do get a good top of the line GPU, that CPU will throttle it.

Britton30's idea of looking at the Benchmark thread is an excellent idea. But, when you do, also look at the system specs of the people who are on the leaderboards. A computer doing intensive work, works as a unit. All the parts have to work together. My suggestion would be to pick the parts yourself and build it yourself. There are no shortage of You Tube Videos of exactly how to do it. Or, pay someone you trust to build it for you. Almost without exception, every PC you see on the Benchmark thread are self built machines. That's my .02 cents.
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17 Feb 2014   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Steve is right. Video encoding is going to be slow. I do most of my encoding on an i7 with 8GB of RAM but sometimes I use my i5 system with 6GB of RAM - big difference. Takes 3 times as long. Both systems have SSDs.
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18 Feb 2014   #16
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Do you have any recommendations,
upto 800 or $1500,
I am looking out for a decent PC.
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18 Feb 2014   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Are you building it or buy an OEM?
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18 Feb 2014   #18
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Are you building it or buy an OEM?
I've seen videos and it seems like it's OEM.
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18 Feb 2014   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Is it too late to ask for the car? Just kidding. Do you have an interest in learning the art of the build or are more interested in getting it all set up and just plugging it in? As mentioned almost all OEM's will paint you into some kind off upgrade corner making change later difficult, expensive or impossible. Once you build a rig of your own you'll never go back to standard off the shelf product again.
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18 Feb 2014   #20
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Is it too late to ask for the car? Just kidding. Do you have an interest in learning the art of the build or are more interested in getting it all set up and just plugging it in? As mentioned almost all OEM's will paint you into some kind off upgrade corner making change later difficult, expensive or impossible. Once you build a rig of your own you'll never go back to standard off the shelf product again.
I don't think it is ha but I'm sticking with my pick even though everyone would of went for the car - just to note, I was going to get a 800 car which isn't bad at all however as explained, I ain't insured nor took ANY lessons at all but yeah, I'm sure I get my car by the time I turn 22 as I work aswell.

Anyways, I enjoy building them and looking around in PCs to be fair, I don't mind the 'plug n play' - and I never thought of the negatives as it may be difficult to upgrade however, I am sure I will find a way.

And, I kind of want the fact that I will always be better, it may be expensive however you get what you're paid for. As I am in the media and music business (video productions, mastering etc..) I would want a powerful PC and I am only going to purchase a more powerful desktop in the near future as money is rolling in from the business now and we are planning a office and studio move by late 2014 which will have the more powerful PC (one after the one I am getting) to go in the office as I will be there more often.

I also have a personal business as on top of the media and music seen, fixing computers locally, so the office will allow me to fix PCs and Laptops, not that's relevant.
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