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  1. In the recent couple of days I realized that used PC workstation market is saturated with cheap systems . I will quote some deals. But are they any good for video Editing. If yes which processor? How much RAM? How about ssd/had drives?

    Check what 300-400$ can give you.
    <blockquote>300$:
    DELL Precision T3500 / HP Z400 Workstation i7 Xeon 8GB RAM 1.0TB HDD Powerful System x64 Virtualization VMWare; 1xIntel Xeon Quad-Core HT X5570 2.93GHz 8M 26.4GT/s QPI LGA1366 Processor (8xi7 virtual cores); 8GB DDR3 RAM Memory; 1x1.0TB 7.2k SATA HDD Drive; 1xDVDRW; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Video Card Workstation Class Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...
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    HP Z200 Workstation i7 Xeon 8GB RAM 1.0TB HDD Powerful System x64 Virtualization VMWare
    1xIntel Xeon Quad-Core HT X3450 2.66GHz LGA1156 Processor (8xi7 virtual cores); 8GB DDR3 RAM Memory; 1x1.0TB 7.2k HDD; 1xDVDRW; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps) 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Video Card Workstation Class Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...
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    Dell Precision 690 / HP xw6400 / IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 2xXeon Quad-Core 32GB RAM 1.0TB HDD Powerful System - Best PC - Workstation - Station Travail; x64 Virtualization, VMWare; 2xIntel Xeon Quad-Core LGA771 CPU (8 cores) (8 curs); 32GB FBDIMM ECC REG Memory; 1x1.0TB 7.2k HDD; 1xDVDRW; 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Professional Video Card Workstation Class; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...
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    Dell Precision T5400 2xXeon Quad-Core 32GB RAM 500GB HDD Powerful System - Best PC - Workstation - Station Travail; x64 Virtualization, VMWare; 2xIntel Xeon Quad-Core LGA771 CPU (8 cores) (8 curs); 32GB FBDIMM ECC REG Memory; 1x500GB 7.2k HDD; 1xDVDRW; 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Professional Video Card Workstation Class; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...
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    340$:
    Dell Precision T5400 / HP xw8600 2xXeon Quad-Core 32GB RAM 1.0TB HDD Powerful System - Best PC - Workstation - Station Travail; x64 Virtualization, VMWare; 2xIntel Xeon Quad-Core E5450 3.0GHz 12M 1333 (8 virtual cores) (8 curs); 32GB FBDIMM ECC REG Memory; 1.0TB SATA HDD; 1xDVDRW; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Professional Video Card Workstation Class Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...
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    440$:
    HP Z200 Workstation i7 Xeon 24GB RAM 240GB SSD x64 Virtualization VMWare
    1xIntel Xeon Quad-Core HT X3450 2.66GHz LGA1156 Processor (8xi7 virtual cores); 24GB DDR3 RAM Memory; 240GB SSD Enterprise Class SATA HDD; 1xDVDRW; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); 1xnVidia GeForce GT220 1GB PCI Express High End Video Card Model Powerful Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, Games, ETC...
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    Dell Precision T5400 / HP xw8600 2xQC X5460 64GB RAM 1.0TB HDD Powerful System - Best PC - Workstation - Station Travail; x64 Virtualization, VMWare; 2xIntel Xeon Quad-Core X5460 3.16GHz 12M 1333 (8 virtual cores) (8 curs); 64GB FBDIMM ECC REG Memory; 1.0TB 7.2k SATA HDD; 1xDVDRW; 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Professional Video Card Workstation Class; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...
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    HP xw9400 2xSix-Core CPU 64GB RAM 1.0TB HDD Powerful System - Best PC - Workstation - Station Travail -- x64 Virtualization; 2xAMD Opteron 2435 2.6GHz HT 2.4GHz Hexa-Core Processor Socket F (1207) CPU (12 cores) (12 curs); 64GB ECC REG RAM Memory; 1x1.0TB 7.2k SATA HDD; 1xDVDRW; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Video Card Workstation Class Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...
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    HP Z210 Intel i7 Quad-Core E3-1240 HT 3.4GHz 16GB DDR3 2.0TB HDD x64 Virtualization, VMWare
    1xIntel Xeon E3-1240 v2 Quad-Core CPU 3.4 GHz 8MB HT "Ivy Bridge" (22 nm) LGA1155 Processor (8xi7 Virtual Cores); 16GB DDR3 RAM Memory; 1x2.0TB 7.2k SATA HDD Storage; 1xDVDRW; 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Professional Video Card Workstation Class; 1xGigabit Ethernet Professional Graphics Solution CAD ETC...
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    DELL Precision T3500 Workstation i7 Xeon 24GB RAM 1.0TB HDD x64 Virtualization, VMWare; Intel Xeon LV CPU Hexa-Core HT L5640 2.27GHz 12M 25.86GT/s QPI LGA1366 Low Voltage Processor (12xi7 Virtual Cores); 24GB DDR3 RAM Memory; 1.0TB 7.2k SATA HDD Drive; 1xDVDRW; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); 1xnVidia Quadro 2000 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express High End Video Card Model Powerful Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, Games, ETC...
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    DELL Precision T5500 / T7500 Workstation i7 Xeon 24GB RAM 1.0TB HDD x64 Virtualization, VMWare; Intel Xeon LV CPU Hexa-Core HT L5640 2.27GHz 12M 25.86GT/s QPI LGA1366 Low Voltage Processor (12xi7 Virtual Cores); 24GB DDR3 RAM Memory; 1.0TB 7.2k SATA HDD Drive; 1xDVDRW; 1xGigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps); 1xATI or nVidia Dual Monitor DVI PCIEx16 Professional Video Card Workstation Class Professional Graphics Solution CAD, Solidworks Applications, ETC...</blockquote>

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    They are cheap for a reason. Take note of the sockets: LGA 771, LGA 1366, LGA 1155, and LGA 1156. Socket 1155 is the newest. The CPU installed in that system is a Xeon E3-1240, which came out in 2011. $440 for a system that has been heavily used for 6 years? Save your money.
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  3. So do you have something in mind that could be decent and affordable?


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    You asked what other members here thought of your selection of systems and I told you. Come up with something newer yourself. I'm not going to volunteer to be your personal shopper for used hardware. I've been there and done that already for others and it isn't worth the time I've spent on it.
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  5. Ok so if anyone can help me find links about decent video editing system in the used market please be welcome to give your opinion!


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  6. Why used? That same $400 will buy you a 6C/12T Ryzen, motherboard and ram and just pair them with whatever current case, power supply and storage you have.
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  7. Good point but i don't know if my case would support ryzen. How to check this?


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  8. 8core ryzen costs 399$ 6core ryzen 260$ . It says that it needs AM4 socket.

    How to bypass that?

    AMD SenseMI Technology
    AMD XFR (eXtended Frequency Range) Technology
    Socket AM4
    Max Turbo Frequency 3.8 GHz
    16MB L3 Cache
    4MB L2 Cache
    DDR4 Support
    Unlocked Processor
    Thermal Design Power 95W
    Without Fan and Cooler


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  9. Here is what i found http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/build-a-2200-amd-ryzen-7-pc/


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    No it won't cost $440 or less to build a good home video editing system, more like $800-$1000. Yes you need an AM4 motherboard, but you might be able to find a decent one for $100 or less. Yes you need DDR4 2400 RAM, 16GB or more. You probably need a newer, better discrete video card. You might need a new PSU. You might even need a new case. You will need a CPU cooler**. You don't need a 8-core 16 thread Ryzen 7. An AMD Ryzen 5 1600X would be fast enough to satisfy most home video editors.

    [Edit]**The "X" version Ryzen CPUs don't come with a cooler. The non-X versions include a cooler.
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    Originally Posted by Hm... View Post
    Good point but i don't know if my case would support ryzen. How to check this?


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    What model case/system do you have? Slim or small form-factor cases would need to be replaced, but many pre-built systems contain a standard-sized MATX motherboard and use a standard mini tower case, which might be re-used. Most pre-built systems have a low-wattage PSU and the PSU would need to be replaced.
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  12. I have an old thinkpad desktop


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  13. Budget

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    Graphics Card: GTX 1050
    Motherboard: MSI B350 PC Mate
    RAM: 8 GB DDR4
    Storage 1: Crucial MX300 275GB SSD
    Storage 2: Seagate 2 TB hard drive
    Power Supply: EVGA 500 B
    CPU Cooler (optional): DeepCool Gammaxx 400
    Case: Corsair Carbide 270R or Corsair Carbide 100R
    Operating System: Windows 10




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  14. Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    Originally Posted by Hm... View Post
    Good point but i don't know if my case would support ryzen. How to check this?


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    What model case/system do you have? Slim or small form-factor cases would need to be replaced, but many pre-built systems contain a standard-sized MATX motherboard and use a standard mini tower case, which might be re-used. Most pre-built systems have a low-wattage PSU and the PSU would need to be replaced.
    Here are specifications

    Lenovo M58 Refurbished Desktop Computer: Basic Home Computing.
    Handle everyday computing tasks with the Lenovo M58 Refurbished Desktop Computer. Featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of RAM, this basic desktop computer is well-suited for daily use.
    3.0GHz Intel core 2 duo E8400 processor
    4GB DDR3 system memory
    160GB hard disk drive
    Integrated on system board
    DVD ROM
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Reseller license)
    Ports include RJ45 LAN(10/100/1000), Audio In and out(Audio jack), USB Ports
    Dimensions: 17 H. x 18 W. x 8.5 D.
    90-days manufacturer's limited warranty
    Included in the Box: Lenovo M58 SFF, Keyboard, Mouse, and Powercord


    This model

    http://www.staples.ca/en/Lenovo-M58-SFF-Refurbished-Desktop-Intel-Core-2-Duo-30GHz-4GB...cationsContent



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    The Thinkcenter M58 case and its PSU are unsuitable for re-use in your new build. The case is a small form factor design. The original PSU is only 280 watts and it is probably a custom-made SFX design.

    You could have linked to http://www.logicalincrements.com/articles/videoediting and wrote "Budget build" for the list of components for the new build and saved me some work.
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  16. In that case ? ... What?


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    I would say that the heat sink/fan that comes with the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is more than enough. Considering it has a TDP of 65W.
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    Originally Posted by Hm... View Post
    In that case ? ... What?


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    You have to buy a case and a PSU...
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