HD Video Editing PC - June 2014
A few years ago, your PC just couldn't be fast enough for digital video processing. By now every average PC is able to process Standard Definition (PAL 720x576) as well as HD Ready, but technology doesn't stand still. By now just about every smartphone can record in HD or Full HD and the new frontier is Ultra HD, also known as 4K. This resolution and the 'accompanying' codec HEVC / H.265 require seriously powerful hardware.
That's the reason why a powerful PC can still really make a difference. You need a fast processor, lots of storage capacity, and good monitor able to display HD resolutions.
HD digital video editing requires a hefty amount of processing power, and our video editing PC delivers that in spades. Often overlooked in off-the-shelf PCs is the power supply - a video editing PC will be running longer and more frequently at full load, which stresses the PSU quite a bit. We choose high-end components that will work fine for some years down the road, ensuring stable operation for the rig's entire lifetime.
Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month.
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|Processors||Intel Core i7 4790||£240.62|
|Memory modules||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 kit||£65.56|
|CPU coolers||Cooler Master Hyper 412S||£30.07|
|Graphics cards||Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB||£102.99|
|Hard disks/SSDs||Crucial M500 240GB||£83.54|
|Hard disks/SSDs||2x Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB||£279.98|
|Optical drives||LG BH16NS40||£64.99|
|Cases||Corsair Carbide 330R Black||£69.97|
|Power supplies||Cooler Master V-Series Semi-Modular 450W||£67.47|
|Keyboards||Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000||–|
|PC speaker sets||Edifier R1600T Plus Black||–|
|Monitors||2x Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B1||£348.36|
|Mice||Contour Design ShuttleXpress||–|
|Add as wish list||Average total price:||£1,443.53|