Best PC for picture & multimedia editing

By ryourff
Mar 28, 2009
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  1. hi
    please can any one help me , i want the best computer for editing picture & multimedia like movie,s i work on adobe photoshop cs3 & after effect cs3
    please can any one from expert help me to collect the best of Prosser , Hd , Lcd , case , ram , fan , power , VGA ,
    please any one!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    First... What is your budget to build or buy this PC?
  3. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    my budget is 2600 $
    please heeeeeelp me
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Is it possible that you have never built a PC before? $2600 would be enough to buy a great PC or laptop
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,531   +858

    Realistically, in today's market, $2600.00 should buy enough computer to track a space shuttle mission, let alone do movie and image editing.

    Just make sure that you opt for a 64 bit operating system. That way you'll be able to run more than 4 gigabytes of RAM (random access memory) which would speed up the job of rendering video and/or applying filters.

    Any decent machine in that price class should provide real time rendering. Look for a "quad core" processor.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,458   +288

    Based on your posting style and content I'd say you should go to Dell.com and pick one of their mid to high end desktops, and then max out the specs (on Customize) for what you can afford. That will get you a pretty solid computer that will do what you need, and you'll have a warranty and a phone number you can call for tech support.
  7. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    thank you

    thank you mister magic but if i know i will not ask
    please any one help me to bulid great pc please with my budget 2600$
    please
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    If this is your first PC build, get a good friend that knows much more than you about building computers to help
  9. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    sorry for asking ok ? i will built it by my self
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Yes Kimsland,
    I think ryourff is not really serious here. I could build a great multimedia/editing system for half that $2600
     
  12. redk

    redk Newcomer, in training Posts: 135

    Okay, stop trying to make him go buy a PC and lets actually help the guy.

    Before I try to compile a build for you, I need some information;

    * What are you going to use the PC for? Just editing, or are you going to be gaming as well?
    * Where are you located? (aka fill out your profile)
    * Are you willing to buy online?
    * Are you going to re-use any parts from a computer you already have?
    * Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    * Have you already bought any parts?
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,458   +288

    While its honerable of you to try and stick up for the new guy despite several of us old timers.. I don't think your approach here is valid.

    The guy comes in, can't spell, bolds entire posts, then becomes fixated on a budget without giving any details on the system's intended use. It just isn't worth anyone's time to put much effort into this. From his posts here I see no indication this guy is putting any effort into learning anything about what he's potentially about to take on. We'd be doing a disservice to him to encourage him to build his own at this point, and until he proves otherwise I don't think it is wise to give him a parts list. Based on what I've seen, he may or may not get the correct parts laid out for him, would likely build it haphazardly, it probably wouldn't boot successfully, and suddenly we have many more posts from him on how to make it work.

    It seriously is a better option at this time to have him buy a prebuilt computer where there is 24/7 customer support and some kind of warranty. When you buy a store bought computer there is an expectation that it works perfectly for you from day 1, and if it doesn't, you have the right to demand that be fixed. If you build one yourself, you lose all that, you lose your time and money, frustration of fixing it yourself, frustration of trying to get free support online when you may not even know enough to properly describe the problem, and then on top of all that you may end up having to pay someone to fix it anyway.

    So my advice is to stay away from giving this guy ideas until he can convince us that he is up to the challenge and responsible enough to build a proper machine for what he needs. Simply wanting the 'greatest' for $2600 isn't good enough.
  14. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    thank you for sharing this topic
    i live in tripoli - Libya
    *What are you going to use the PC for?
    just for editing,
    * Are you willing to buy online?
    no i can,t
    * Are you going to re-use any parts from a computer you already have?
    no
    *Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    yes
    * Have you already bought any parts?
    yes i bought NVIDIA geforce 8400gs
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    and i have experience in photoshop "6,7,cs,cs2,cs3,cs4" about 8 year,s
    & in aftereffact about 4 year,s
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Well ryourff,
    thanks for finally giving some useful information... You are not going to buy parts online, and we don't know what is available to you, so we can only provide some general guidelines:

    Good Hi-end quad-core 64-bit CPU motherboard providing up to 16GB of RAM support. Your video card plus maybe Nvidia's 2 monitor SLI configuration. A couple of 500+GB hard drives. An 850 Watt power supply. Blu-Ray burner(s)...
  16. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    i have made a list of part,s & i need you,r Suggestion pleaseeeeee​

    monitor--------------------------------lcd 22 inch benq
    mother board------------------------- intel x 58
    ram----------------------------------------- 6 GB DDR3
    cpu------------------------------------------ i7 intel 13 mega cache
    fan------------------------------------------ intel
    vga---------------------------------------------nvidia N280
    H.D.D------------------------------------------- segate 500GB
    & DVDRW
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Any power supply? Listed parts look good... What Operating System are you going to use?
  18. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    that,s i donot know tell me please if you can
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    What Operating System are you going to use?
    i will use windows xp 64bit
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Any 850 Watt dual 12 volt rails supply
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    XP 64 Bit is not a good operating system
    If you were set on XP, I would recommend that you stick with 32Bit, of preferably go Vista 64Bit.

    Another point about Operating Systems. Due to the new and improved Windows 7 OS, you may wish to wait before buying any OS and see if it would be much better (in the long run) to purchase the latest Operating System, many users have already reported how much more improved it is over older OSs. But as with any new OS, it is best to wait before rushing down to Wallmart and being the first to buy it.

    XP 64Bit is now very old, and limited in what new Windows OS can do
  21. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    thank you mister Tmagic650 - kimsland - SNGX1275 & redK for helping me i am realy so thankfull for you
    and i w,ll wait for windows 7 it is like good
  22. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Good idea ryourff

    By the way, next post I see of yours all in Bold I'm just going to delete
    So stop it :D
  23. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    ok thank you so much
  24. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 Newcomer, in training Posts: 563

    2400$??? Where do you people work lol? If you have nothing better to do with your money, please give it to me hehe .... If those parts cost that much in Libya, I suggest that you purchase online and have it shipped to you ... this would still be a lot cheaper than 2400$ for a basic editing pc.

    Spyder_1386 :)
  25. ryourff

    ryourff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    my dear Spyder_1386
    my listed part in above cost about 2037 $ in Libya
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