Best [and cheap] combo for playing/editing 1080p videos

I recently got a Gopro Hero 3 camera and I'd like to play/edit short videos (some longboarding and playing with my little daughter, for example).

Our old desktop won't even play most 1080p videos. I'v already tried KMPlayer, VLC and MPC-HC. It shutters and get out of sync. :sleep:
It's a Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 + Athlon 64 X2 4000 + 2GB DDR3 800 combo. No offboard video card. :non:

Will you please help me suggesting a [cheap] combo that could do that?!

Tks, all :hello:
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  1. depends how seriously you're taking the editing side. Minimum I would suggest is an i5, H77 mobo and 8GB RAM
  2. Not seriously. I mean, I only need to cut, paste and insert audio, for example. Short videos. Not PRO editing.

    I'm not even sure if editing was the right word. I guess some mild setups can edit gopro videos, right?

    Tks, mi1ez
  3. whats your budget?
  4. You can get Sony movie studio platinum 12 (formerly Vegas) for about $50.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Movie-Studio-Platinum-Suite/dp/B008MIMIY8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358791715&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+vegas

    That can accelerate editing and conversion via intel quicksync, which is available on integrated graphics on intel processors. With that in mind, you could run something like an i3 on a cheap motherboard and still get excellent conversion and playback.

    "cheap" is always relative and HD video and even simple edits can only get so cheap.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.91 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $215.88
  5. twelve25 said:
    You can get Sony movie studio platinum 12 (formerly Vegas) for about $50.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Movie-Studio-Platinum-Suite/dp/B008MIMIY8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358791715&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+vegas

    That can accelerate editing and conversion via intel quicksync, which is available on integrated graphics on intel processors. With that in mind, you could run something like an i3 on a cheap motherboard and still get excellent conversion and playback.

    "cheap" is always relative and HD video and even simple edits can only get so cheap.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.91 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $215.88


    i would say bump the ram to 6gb just in case
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