Help me choose a Video Editing PC

  Spurs442 10:10 15 Oct 2010
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I've been looking at getting a new PC from Cube247 for video editing purposes (wedding videos). Could you have a look and see if you think these specs are okay? - I hope the system will have a four or five year lifespan. Budget is about £700 to £900. Many thanks.

Specification No 1:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Phenom 1055T Six Core Processor
8GB Premium Branded DDR3 Memory
Premium Branded 1500GB SATAII Ultra Fast Hard DiskATI
Radeon HD 5450 1024MB Performance Graphics
Ultra Fast Sony DVDRW
ASRock 770 Extreme3 Motherboard
Quality True Power PSU
Multi Format Memory Card Reader
7.1 High Definition Surround Sound
2x USB 3.0 Ports13x USB 2.0 Ports Firewire
25" Full HD Widescreen

OR

Specification No 2:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i5 760 Processor
8GB Premium Branded DDR3 Memory
Premium Branded 1500GB SATAII Ultra Fast Hard Disk
2x ATI Radeon HD 5450 1024MB Performance Graphics
Ultra Fast Sony DVDRW
ASRock P55 Pro Motherboard
Deluxe Gaming CaseCube
750W PSU
Multi Format Memory Card Reader
7.1 High Definition Surround
14x USB2 Ports Firewire
25" Full HD Widescreen
TFTLogitech Deluxe Cordless Desktop

Thanks for your advice and help!!

  hastelloy 12:40 15 Oct 2010

I have an i5 760 processor so I'd go for that one. Make sure your card reader will read SDHC cards, not just SD.

  robin_x 12:50 15 Oct 2010

USB3.0 useful, although I have seen argument about how useful for disk transfers.
You could get a USB3 card if not included with PC.

Don't forget external HDDs for backup.
Fault tolerance/RAID?

Wedding/personal videos cannot be lost.
Depends if you want to keep all source footage or just finished DVD (and a clone backup)

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