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  • Tue, Dec 17 2019 11:16 PM

    • dew
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    new editing machine question

    I am in need of a new PC. I am not techincal when it comes to this stuff so I need some advice. I am not a DIY person so that option is out. Im not opposed to having someone build me one if they are in southern cali.  I see a used HP z6 10 core  on BH for 1599 no graphic card. What are the thoughts on this. My price range is 1800 max.


    CPU Architecture x86
    Chipset Intel C622
    CPU Socket LGA 3647
    CPU 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10-Core
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.0 GHz
    L3 Cache 13.75 MB
    Memory Type 2666 MHz DDR4
    Total Installed Memory 16 GB
    Memory Configuration 2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
    Maximum Memory Capacity

    192 GB

    Memory Slot Type 288-Pin DIMM
    Memory Slots 6 (4 Available)
    Buffered Memory Yes
    ECC Memory Yes
    Graphics Type None

  • Fri, Dec 20 2019 1:37 PM In reply to

    Re: new editing machine question

    What do you need the edit suite to be able to do?

    Offline? online? HD UHD 4K?

    2.2 GHz isn't that quick I prefer less cores and more speed.

    16GB is the minimum I'd select 32GB better 64GB even better.

    An Nvidia Graphics card and an SSD boot drive

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  • Sat, Dec 21 2019 12:42 PM In reply to

    • dew
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    Re: new editing machine question

    I want to future proof so something that can handle 4k. I know with my price range it won't be at the high end. I will look and find something with a higher speed. I thought the more cores the better. I do plan to install more gb. Most of what I am seeing comes with 16 standard. 

  • Sat, Dec 21 2019 7:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: new editing machine question

    Intel is coming out with G10 cpu's and MB manufatures will be producing a new motherboard called X299X -

    i9 cpu's are coming down on price.  Research GEN 10 - and new GEN i9's.  Check with

    see what they are doing.  If you want to push 4k - then maybe dual XEON's but pricey - also think about a good raid - if you want to DIY - then you need to research - otherwise by HP systems with duals - qualified by avid.

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  • Sat, Dec 21 2019 9:59 PM In reply to

    Re: new editing machine question

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