Approximate Purchase Date:
October 2012-December 2012
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
75% browsing, 25% video editing
Are you buying a monitor:
Do you need to buy OS:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Amazon because I have a prime account preferably- but if free shipping’s available I will use other sites
basically, a friend of mine spoke to me about buying a pre-made computer from the store and I suggested he would get a better deal if it was a custom made computer.
He will be using the computer for roughly 75% browsing and 25% video editing.
I spent a bit putting a list of parts together, since the store-bought computers he was looking at are mostly mediocre for the price ($475 computer with a 20 inch monitor, etc…). i don’t have any experience with budget builds. Is it worth the cost to assemble a computer like this for him, or is there savings involved by going pre-built?
If custom-made is worth it, does anyone see ways I can cut costs to fit a ~$500 budget, while delivering good video editing performance with respect to price?
Here is the list I put together- any recommendations or changes are definitely welcome.
with regard to the video editing your friend will be doing - you mention 25% of the time... The big question is how much time does he want to spend DOING the editing. If he doesn't care whether the computer will take hours to render clips that are XX minutes long, then you don't have to worry too much about what hardware you get. If he wants the renders to be as fast as possible because of his quick deadlines, then you need good equipment. Those 2 scenarios can be $1000+ apart.