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  • Wed, May 18 2022 7:32 PM

    • Atomike
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    Company Wants to Buy Me a Dell for Editing

    Since I work at a heartless corporation, they want out-of-the-box solutions for everything.  My boss has said they want to get a "Precision 3660 Tower" from Dell and for a GPU it lists "Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, 3660T".

    I used to know what was good and what was bad for PC parts, but I've long ago stopped keeping up with such endlessly changing data. 

    Will this decision be ok? Or should I fight for something different?

    I mostly edit HD with some 4k occasionally.

    Media Composer version: usually newest release, or 1 behind. Nvidia GTX 1070Ti Windows 10, Core i7 8700K processor, ASRock GA 1151 Z370 Motherboard... [view my complete system specs]

    I spend most of my time between New York and Los Angeles.  In Nebraska.

  • Wed, May 18 2022 7:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Company Wants to Buy Me a Dell for Editing

    On the page below, click on the link that says 'Avid Qualified Windows based computer' to see a list of computers that Avid guarantees will work. There are a bunch of Dells on there.

    Media Composer 2023.8.1 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)


    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Thu, May 19 2022 7:51 PM In reply to

    • cls105
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    Re: Company Wants to Buy Me a Dell for Editing

    You don't need a qualified computer for media composer.  Get intel and an Nvidia GPU and it will be super stable.

    Personally I'm not a fan of brand name systems, one never knows the quality of motherboards they use.

    I have a self built 7980xe machine and Media Composer will transcode and export using 18 cores at 100% (its beautiful to see).  And its 100% stable.

    w10, always the latest version of MC, diy 7940x, gtx 1080 ti. [view my complete system specs]
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