I need a new Comp. PLEASE HELP!! :D

Which would perform better using video software such as After Effects, Premiere, Vegas as well as multitasting and day to day use and games like Minecraft, TF2, Portal, L4D2 and the Steam game that comes on sale. An Hp Pavilion DV6 with these Specs, AMD Radeon HD 7640G, AMD Quad Core A8-4500M Processor 1.9 GHz (4MB Cache), 6 GB SDRAM RAM for $550 or a Custom Build about the same price with 4gb 1333mhz RAM, an i3 2120, and an AMD Radeon HD 7770. PLEASE HELP ASAP, I NEED A NEW COMPUTER!! (The portability and not having to buy a monitor is nice i guess) THANKS! :D
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  1. Don't expect a $550 HP POS to run After Effects - you really don't get what you pay for with those systems.

    This is what my $550 build would be:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($126.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $582.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    That would be a far better build on that budget than *ANYTHING* you could get from HP, Dell, Gateway, Acer, you name it.
  2. My shitty dell can run it without much lag so i assume 6gb would be better and im shooting for 500ish now... AMD or the Pentium G860I have a CD Drive and I need a 500gb hdd at the most really.
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    g-unit1111 said:
    Don't expect a $550 HP POS to run After Effects - you really don't get what you pay for with those systems.

    This is what my $550 build would be:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($126.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $582.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    That would be a far better build on that budget than *ANYTHING* you could get from HP, Dell, Gateway, Acer, you name it.
  4. Video software benefits greatly from CUDA, so a CUDA capable nVidia card would be the start of mys election process. But frankly, a $550 is a bit puny for video editing / manipulation. I'd save ya money until ya could afford something with a bit more oomph.
  5. So, just take gunit's build, get a 500GB/750GB HDD, Phenom II x4 965 and AM3+ mobo (M5A97). That will bring down the cost. And if you have a nearby Microcenter, you can get the Phenom II x4 965 w/ mobo for $90.
  6. If I'm not mistaken, CS6 can use OpenCL. In that case, I'd stick with an AMD card.
  7. obsama1 said:
    So, just take gunit's build, get a 500GB/750GB HDD, Phenom II x4 965 and AM3+ mobo (M5A97). That will bring down the cost. And if you have a nearby Microcenter, you can get the Phenom II x4 965 w/ mobo for $90.


    I'd personally rather use Ivy Bridge than a Phenom II setup but that's just based off my own personal experience.
  8. Not serious editing, just low budget youtube ***, I don't need a high powered, just something that can run most steam games and minecraft without lag. That's why i'm on a budget.
  9. TheMark0fDeath said:
    Not serious editing, just low budget youtube ***, I don't need a high powered, just something that can run most steam games and minecraft without lag. That's why i'm on a budget.


    That's a pretty powerful system that I put up there for that kind of budget. It's way better and it will last far longer than any Dell or HP POS you can buy.
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