Conumer vs. Business PC for design, video editing, ~1.5k, HP or Dell? Tags: New Build Video Editing Hewlett Packard Dell Systems Last response: July 18, 2010 4:09 AM in Systems Share Anonymous July 17, 2010 8:39:42 PM Can someone please advise me about the differences between consumer versus business line of PC's. I'm shopping around for the best value PC for design and video editing work with as much power particularly RAM as possible. I'm looking at HP's and Dell's and noticed that consumer line of PC's are much cheaper than the business line with more power but with limited expandability. Is that the main difference? For design and video editing, and possibly 3d work in the future, would I really need a workstation or the consumer line is fine? I'm looking to spend around 1k, 1.5k max. I'm considering HP, Dell, or possibly custom build. Appreciate any advise, thanks. More about : conumer business design video editing dell cmcghee358 July 17, 2010 9:12:27 PM For something so specialized, doing a custom build will end up being cheaper, and of higher quality. Anonymous July 17, 2010 10:05:09 PM Is custom building really cheaper nowadays? My current computer is custom built and I remember that I saved a lot of money many years ago, but I'm looking at desktops such as this: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can... For only 1100 and most likely there are discounts out there. I did a quick search on newegg ror parts and no way I can match that or beat the price. Related resources Video Editing Build! $2500-3000 - Forum System for editing HD in Adobe Premiere - Forum Need advice on PC for web design-video editing $500-$800 - Forum I7 Computer build for video editing Premiere CS4 - Forum WD Raptor vs 15K SAS SCSI ( Workstation)!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vsdagama July 17, 2010 10:15:48 PM They don't mention the type and brand of Motherboard, PSU, case, memory, HDD. They could easily throw some uber-cheap parts in there. Making the whole build crap. By building yourself, you know exactly what's in there, and can customize it to your needs. The graphics card for example included in this 1100 build is way weaker then the graphics cards a gamer can put in his custom gaming build for 1100$. It's easy to say "xx GB ram included", but you have poor quality rubbish RAM and you have the real deal. ubernoobie July 18, 2010 1:45:31 AM it's overpriced. You could build a computer of SIMILAR quality for cheaper a1l3 July 18, 2010 4:09:45 AM i literally just built a computer for a friend with similar Better specs for only $852 CAD (not counting windows 7 as i already had it) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumXeon E5-1650 HP Workstation VS i7 3930K Custom PC ForumLooking for PC for Business Use ForumBuilding a System for 1.5k € that is able to stream 720/1080p ForumExtreme budget prebuilt rig for graphic design /CAD, no video editing ForumDell 's XPS 720 H2C Hot and Cool Forum$1500 Corei5/Nvidia Gaming/ Video Editing Machine ForumWho Designed This Crap? Tech Support, Need I Say More? ForumSmall business server recommendations ForumSmall Business Server ForumThe Southbridge Battle: nforce 6 MCP vs . ICH7 vs . ICH8 ForumPCI compatibility question ForumBetter bang? SSD or 2nd Video card? Forum[Solved] Good build for game design ForumDell M2010 Retread Forum$600 Design/HTPC PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !