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This is why I make my purchases based on my needs, not my status. this is also the reason I am selling my desktop for a much lower spec lenovo laptop I got for $15:
I built my x99 machine back when I was wrapped up in this idea I needed a fast computer. You don't. I wasted a bunch of money I will never get back.
This is also why I believe 80% of PC upgrades people do both on and off this forum are total and complete Bullshit. Unless your game is running at 5FPS in low settings, you don't NEED new computer hardware, at all. What you have will work and if it doesn't work, it can be made to work. If trying to make it work still doesn't work then and ONLY then, do you have my permission to do a system upgrade.
I have said this before and I will say it again. The most almost any casual PC user will ever need to this day is a Core 2 quad with 8GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD. Any PC with specs higher than these for casual users is a waste of money.
By the way, even i'm not immune to these messages of propaganda. I am going to buy the LTX 2019 VIP tickets. Looking at that purchase from a totally rational standpoint, this is a waste of money.
There is a tough balance between saving and spending your money in the most effective ways you can. Yes, you DO need to use your money for fun, but how much fun exactly? Because the only three things we need are food, water and shelter. Everything beyond this could be examined as a "waste" of money since it's not needed. But I would argue my laptop really isn't a waste of money even if it doesn't fall into these three categories, since I can use it to communicate with people all over the world. something hard to nail down a price on.
We are all consumers. We all have our emotions played with. The important thing for you do to is to make sure you are buying the best product for YOU and nobody else. Make your decision based on facts, and ask yourself if you are being manipulated by the media or corporate propaganda.
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@Origami Cactus i currently have a lenovo thinkpad E540 with an i7-4702MQ I got for $15.
I haven't tried video editing, but synthetic benchmarks tell me it would work be just fine.
About what you are saying with renders taking long, I agree with this statement as well. Unless you are a person who does it as a job, i've done video editing on a core 2 quad. It just took like a full day to render the video. Except this video was for school, so we didn't care about speed since I edit probably a video once a year.
Buy according to your approximate need. Not according to what you think you want.
there is no need to have a super powerful machine for video editing either unless you do it as a job AND you have strict deadlines to meet like say linus media group. Everyone else can get by with less, usually much less.
You could also look for an older sandy, ivy, or haswell laptop and use that since they can be found for $100-200 on ebay. These machines also have upgradable CPUs.
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