25 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2009 8:15 PM by Bob Dix Photographer-E0Nmzu

    Computer Specs for h264 1080p and Premiere Pro CS4 - Need to buy quick

      I recently purchased a Canon 5D Mark II that takes 1080p video in h264 format. My current Gateway laptop (4gb, 320gb, Core 2 Duo T5750, Intel 965gm chipset<-problem) can't even play the video smooth. Forget about rendering time.

      I can sell this laptop for something in the $600 range I believe. I'd like to find a desktop capable of playing and editing this video for under $1000. Note: this is a hobby, the video is not for work, but for play. I just need a computer to be capable of playing/editing this - but it doesn't need to render lightning-fast.

      My monitor is a Samsung T240 so I am set up with a good display - any ideas on desktop components for under $1k?

      What I've seen so far -
      *HP $400 off 999 or more deal
      *512mb graphics card
      *4gb ram
      *Core 2 Quad Q9300
      *Vista 64
      *500gb SATA 7200 RPM drive
      *$700 after the instant $400 rebate

      Any ideas?