Hi this is my first post! So go easy on me.
As the title says I will mostly be using this computer for video editing, probably using the program Sony Vegas. And music production, not sure what program yet but most likely Fruity Loops. And NO gaming
I don't have a a preference for either a desktop or a laptop. The size of the Harddrive is NOT important me. Also I don't care if I have to buy it in person or online.
I don't really have a budget constraint but I'd like to spend around ~500$, which I understand is really low. I don't have a spare monitor so that also included in the budget, but I could probably pick one up on craigslist for less than a 100$ ?
Technically speaking I know very little, i.e. ram, memory, multi-core processors. I understand the bigger the better, I just don't know what to look for when considering my endeavors. (A problem I've had in the past is videos taking way too long to render.)
I'm leaning towards getting a desktop because I've had very poor luck with laptops; overheating, too loud, crashing.
Feel free to ask any questions.