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pc or laptop for video editing and youtube

Wolfhusband
  • 53 months ago

I have been looking around at macbook pros but most are pretty far off my price range. All I need is a pc or laptop that can run elgato capture hd with moderate editing capabilities. Nothing too fancy, pretty much just editing video and thumbnail insertion. As for cost, I need it to be as cheap as possible for now. Afterwards, upgrade capability is strongly preferred.

The basic list I need includes all interior hardware and photoshop software as well as an os. Do I need a capture card if I get a pc? I will also be needing a mouse and keyboard but those can be left out of the initial cost. Just one last question. Is photoshop cc still a recommendable program for video editing or has it become obsolete?

Budget for this build will be $400 not including software nor external components.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ouuu dude... thats hard, for editing you will need an i7 (if you were serious about it), at 400 bucks... maybe you could get an i5 though, and any program that you could use just use it

a capture card is always an Option dude, if you don't have the money to buy one, dont push it, just download fraps

and this build will be great for that (if you don't mind over budgeting a little) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MBfCNG

for future upgrade, add SSD, add more ram, buy a cooler, hyper 212 evo or more fan case would be great

I you willing for a portable, it won't be as great but you could use these maybe : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T0QZL40/ref=asc_df_B00T0QZL404073895/?tag=hawk-future-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B00T0QZL40&linkCode=df0&ascsubtag=hawk-1275535616-20

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. I'll have to get that piece by piece. On top of the other needed things, but still beats buying a $1200 laptop. The one thing I had forgot to mention was that I intend to record gameplay from a few different consoles. Xbox 360 and one, and Wii with Wii U in the future. But if i7 is the bare bones to hit 1080p 30fps then I'll shell out the extra $40-50.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Elgato HD just needs atleast a dual-core, more than 2 GHz CPU according to its "SYSTEMS REQUIREMENT" page.. Intel CPUs do tend to be better at editing applns than AMD as a general rule:

I don't think a GPU is warranted in your case, the integrated graphics on the 6th gen skylake are pretty impressive, especially for all basic editing stuff..

Apple's Final Cut Pro, Cyberlink Power Director and Corel VideoStudio are rated higher than Adobe Premier for editing applications but I feel with the plethora of free Video Editors abounding, does anyone need OEM software suites for editing except for maybe professionals ??

http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,2806,4835,00.asp

A capture card would be warranted only if u have live RAW ANALOG video footage to be imported as a digital stream for editing.. If the initial basic input is digital, it isn't reqd at all..

"all interior hardware and photoshop software as well as an os" for around $400 is frankly not possible, I think..

My suggestion..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $183.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.75 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Case Enermax ECA3212-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Software Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 $81.99 @ Mac Mall
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $690.36
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $615.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-01 02:58 EST-0500

An 8.4 rated PSU on Jonnyguru and 8.3 rated on Techpowerup, so should be fine..

Higher RAM with a Z170 board so u can upgrade the PC as & when required.. I think u might need 16GB RAM for even mid-level video editing.. Adobe especially is a RAM guzzler..

cheers, :XD

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