2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2012 3:08 AM by Zoop studio

    Hardware advice for newbie!




      Okay, I've looked around and tried to find the information I need, but a lot of the discussions I've come across seem to be quite complex and confusing. Do take note, that I'm a pretty big newbie when it comes to computers, I think. At the moment, I've got a crappy processor & video card which I'm certain won't work Premiere Pro very well.


      Basically, I just need advice on getting a new video card & processor (I think that's all I need). Essentially, I just want something that works fine & is cheap. I don't need a beast of a machine, I can wait through renders as long as it's not too ridiculous. I'm willing to spend more or less $1000 on both a video card & processor. If it helps the footage will be .H264 from a Canon DSLR camera, so if I can edit this without conversion I'd be incredibly happy.


      Here's my system specs


      • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330)
      • System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
      • System Model: p6-2050a
      • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
      • Memory: 4096MB RAM
      • Available OS Memory: 4002MB RAM
      • Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family


      (I'm not sure if ya need any more info or not)


      I'm not really interested in PC video games, but I was considering trying out EVE Online, which requires:


      • OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 / Vista / 7
      • CPU: Intel Pentium® or AMD dual core @ 2 Ghz or greater which supports SSE2
      • RAM: 2 GB
      • HD space: 20Gb Free Space
      • Network: ADSL connection or faster
      • Video: ATi Radeon 5750 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
      • Drivers: DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
      • DVD-ROM : 2 speed DVD reader or greater required.



      So as long as I have a system that will run Premiere, After Effects & possibly even EVE Online, I'd be damn happy!


      Also, how much of a task is it to install this hardware into the computer? Is it as simple as opening the hard drive box & plugging in/installing assossiated software?


      If anyone can help me, I'd be in huge debt to ya because I'm really struggling to get a grip on finding out what I need.