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Jaxson

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  #815367 10-May-2013 17:16
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Looking at Trade Me, it appears I should target an upgrade obsessed gamer or two, ones with pretty high spec'd gaming rigs who are dumping them because they're more than a year old!

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  #817125 14-May-2013 00:22
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That could be sensible, as the requirements for a high end gaming machine and a high end (well, prosumer) video editing machine are quite similar in a number of ways.




 
 
 
 


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Yeah I had been considering laptops also, as we have kids and this works well with clearing the unit away at times, but there's all sorts of issues with 2nd hand units, as lots of mobile equivalents are dual core instead of quad core in desktop PC's. i5 etc doesn't always mean quad core when you go to the mobile world etc.

Obviously it's been a while since I last came up to speed with CPU's etc!

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  #817517 14-May-2013 16:41
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You'll always have to spend more on a laptop to get the equivalent power of a desktop.




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  #817578 14-May-2013 18:15
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dman: You'll always have to spend more on a laptop to get the equivalent power of a desktop.


Plus you've got more issues with heat, and often less parts that can be swapped out if they fail.  Often GPU is fixed on the motherboard etc.  They do offer flexibility though, so it's a tradeoff.  As per the original post though, I'm after bang for buck, so a laptop doesn't offer the best of that compared to a desktop.  Will keep looking...

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Picked up one of these for $500 via trademe.

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-195a Desktop PC

Have an SSD coming since I happened to win a trademe auction for one quite unexpectedly.

Have ditched the ATI Radeon HD 5770 video card for a nvidia equivalent, GTX 650, to be more compatible with Adobe Premiere CS5 or CS6. Seems just as powerful as the old one, but uses less power, so expecting I won't have to upgrade the power supply.
 

Just waiting for parts to arrive and then will get to installing the SSD and software.
Thanks to all for the comment/ideas/soundboard to bounce ideas off etc.

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