8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2010 12:59 AM by Powered by Design

    Help selecting a system


      I got into video editing last year using Power Director.  I plan on getting a new system to handle a program like Premiere Pro CS5.  I am on a budget of $1000 or less. Currently, I edit in SD, but if I get a new system I'll want to use HD.  The cameras I was looking at have a video format of  MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (I have no idea how that will effect me).  I am looking for help to find what I need to run smoothly.  I don't need the most top of the line machine. The best I could come up with for the price is this HP:


      HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450t series


    • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-870 quad-core processor [2.93GHz, 1MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache]
    • 8GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]
    • 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    • 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 315 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]

    • How will this system handle for what I what I want to work with?  Where are the weaknesses?
    • Many Thanks