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Need new PC for Video Editing

Geronemo3 856 57 July 4, 2016 at 12:10 AM
Hi Guys.
I am using Sony Vegas Pro 13 for video editing.
currently I have:
Intel NUC Core i5-4xxx with Intel HD5000 Graphics
16GB RAM
256 SSD
Running 2 monitors 27" and 24". Both 1080p

My video editing isn't fun. Preview video while editing stutters alot. After rendering video it comes out fine.

I am looking to get new desktop. What is more important having a 6th Gen i7 processor or do I need a good graphic card with say i5-6xxx?

thanks.

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Processor performance, and cores is far more important in video editing then the GPU. Are you building or buying?
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Processor performance, and cores is far more important in video editing then the GPU. Are you building or buying?
Thanks.
I am looking to build so I can room for a graphic card if I wanted to upgrade. Mid tower.

on the end hand if a crazy desktop deal comes along It might change my mind.
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Thanks.
I am looking to build so I can room for a graphic card if I wanted to upgrade. Mid tower.

on the end hand if a crazy desktop deal comes along It might change my mind.
Get a budget together, Use pc parts picker, and check out https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/
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You probably would be better off just getting an i7 6700 based XPS 8900 from the Dell Outlet when they have a 30-35% off coupon in play and then adding in more memory and a new video board that can function with the power supply (you do not have to go crazy on the video board). You do not need a $400+ video board to do video editing.
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isn't GPU is much faster few years ago. get latest patch/driver, should be even better now.

www.tweaktown.com/articles/6489/exploring-sony-vegas-pro-13-rendering-with-a-visiontek-radeon-r9-290/index5.html

forget about 6gen CPU
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You probably would be better off just getting an i7 6700 based XPS 8900 from the Dell Outlet when they have a 30-35% off coupon in play and then adding in more memory and a new video board that can function with the power supply (you do not have to go crazy on the video board). You do not need a $400+ video board to do video editing.
this is a good tip. just check those premade dell pcs. some of them cant actually handle upgrades.
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Thanks for all the help guys.

I purchased Dell XPS 8900 from their outlet yesterday.

Core i7-6700
16GB DDR4
GTX 745
1 tb 2.5" SSD
DVD drive
Win 10 Home
Plus everything else
1 yr Dell warranty
Price $547 total.

Will add 500GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
Will add GTX 1060 later when I want to play games.
Should be arriving next week.

I appreciate all the help.
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