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Upgrade computer for video editing purposes

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#1 ronkleins


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 10:37 AM

Hi everyone,


I use my computer for video editing on Adobe Premiere Pro.

When working on more than one layer of video the computer starts slowing and stuck when playing the rendered parts onsoftware.

I decided it's time for an upgrade that will allow me to edit videos on premiere faster. 


This is my current comp specs:

CPU - Intel® Core™ i5-3470 CPU @ 3.2 GHz 4 Core 
Memory - RAM 4 GB 
Motherboard - ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 
Graphics - Intel® HD Graphics 
Intel® HD Graphics Family - Chip Type 
Intel® HD Graphics 2500 - Adapter String 
Total available memory - 1792 MB 
Dedicated Video Memory - 224 MB 
Hard drive (internal) - WDC WD5000AAKX ATA 500GB 
Hard drive (external)  - WD Elements 2TB (USB connected)
System - Windows 10 Home 64-bit 


After doing some reading, my first thought was to enlarge my RAM memory and maybe add an SSD Drive.
Upgrading the graphics card is also an option of course, but I guess not a cheap one....

Please let me know what you think


Budget-wise - I'd rather not to go far beyond 500$

Thanks in advance!



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#2 Captain_Chicken


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 11:31 AM


I would say your cpu is half decent. The upgrades i would recommend are RAM and an SSD. For RAM, I would recommend 16GB DDR3 like this. An ssd could speed your experience up too. 

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:57 PM

FWIW:  https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/system-requirements.html .



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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:05 AM

Bear in mind that when rendering and doing other editing jobs, the video card does the heavy lifting, not the CPU. If you are planning on doing video editing extensively in the future, I suggest to get a serious video card, and  upping your RAM to 16gig in that order of importance. Double-especially if you are working in 1086p or higher. Adobe Premier Pro is an excellent piece of software, but it is serious about requiring system resources.

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#5 shadow_647


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:20 AM

What are you doing with onbord video hardware, thats like useless.


I can get this used if i wanted for like $60





And whats with 4 gigs ram + win10 O_o ram is cheap, get more !

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