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Old 10-23-2017, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just came back from a trip across Europe. I shot over 12 hours of 4K gopro footage and I have no ability to play them on my current set up (which I built back in 2012)

What would I need to play and edit in 4k? My computer has also been stalling a lot during the palying of many youtube videos and I think I will need a good video and sound card to solve that problem. I think that certain sounds are just too much for my hardware.

I'm also looking to play some video games again, like Friday the 13th. But I may want to play higher end games down the road.

Here's my current set up.
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Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV316G160C0K

CORSAIR CX Series CX500 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

1 x Rosewill Gaming Computer Case - ATX Mid Tower - Top HDD Dock, Side Window Panel, 5 Preinstalled Fans

ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA Model ihes112-04 - OEM

AMD A10-5700 Trinity Quad-Core 3.4GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W AD5700OKHJBOX Desktop APU (CPU + GPU)


I made this rig in 2012. It's definitely time for an upgrade.

I can spend around $500, but maybe more if necessary. Can anyone help? I'm willing to switch out any of these parts.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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4k footage? Better up the budget there boss, because editing in 4k even kills my machine.
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What do you think I need?
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You're going to want at least a Ryzen 5 1600, and you'll probably want an Nvidia GPU as well for the gaming and help with timeline scrubbing.
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16814487244

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16819113435

Perhaps these? And I should be fine without even a graphics or sound card?

If I decided to edit 4K video in low def, and just wanted to be able to play 4K, what would you recommend then?
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