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Acer Predator AG3620-UR308 VS. HP ENVY Phoenix h9-1315t Desktop PC

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November 21, 2012 3:19:57 PM

Hello Everyone,

Love this forum and you guys always seem to have the answers.

I'm looking for a pre-built system around the $800 mark. My main intention is to do HD video editing using Sony Vegas and Adobe Pro. I also do working in Photoshop and Lightroom and often will have image and video editing programs open at the same time as well as dreamweaver and web.

I plan to upgrade the video card of whatever I buy afterwards.

I'm currently using a Gateway Laptop NV57H44u with a i5-2430M Intel HD graphics 3000 and 8GB ram and while editing video it can get choppy and I need super smooth video while editing. For the type of video I'm producing I need to know if there are any bumps in my filming and when the video is choppy because of computer slowdown it makes it very difficult to tell.

I use dual monitors as well, one for video editing and one for photo editing/dreamweaver usually.

I've narrowed it down to these two systems mostly because of the pricing. I will be upgrading the ram in either system to 16GB (I'm going to buy the ram aftermarket), and I expect that I will upgrade the video card if necessary (aftermarket).

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-AG3620-UR308-Gaming...

$799

or

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products...

$787.49

Both have free shipping.

November 22, 2012 1:26:05 AM

i would go with the HP, more hardware for you money. blu ray. watercooling, 2 years warranty from HP. smaller form (easier to put it in smaller space.)
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