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A quick question for the experts. I will soon start to edit 4K videos perhaps once or twice a week no longer than 20-30 minutes on DaVinci Resolve . If I get an i7-3770 + 32 GB Ram + SSD and 8GB AMD graphics card, will 6300/8300 be powerful enough or should I invest more money and get a build with more powerful CPU? 8300 SFF is available as low as £60 and i7s is around £80. I guess it is much cheaper compared to more recent MB+CPU.
Another obvious advantage for me a 6300/8300 will be very easy to Hackintosh. My only experience is my 6300 build, so I guess,I can do it again.
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A quick question for the experts. I will soon start to edit 4K videos perhaps once or twice a week not longer than maximum 20 minutes on DaVinci Resolve . If I get an i7-3770 + 32 GB Ram and 8GB AMD graphics card, will 6300/8300 be powerful enough or should I invest more money and get a build with more powerful CPU?
It should be powerful enough. Making your boot drive an SSD will make it even faster. If you have a MT version of the 6300/8300, then you can use a full height graphics card. Other version can only use a half-height graphics card.
 
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Would a GTX 760 fit in a SFF HP Elite 8300, with basic alimentation ?
 

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Would a GTX 760 fit in a SFF HP Elite 8300, with basic alimentation ?
It will fit in the MT version, not the SFF. It will need supplemental power to run it. The HP PSU doesn't have an extra 6 or 8 pin power connection. It's also not as easy to swap out the PSU as in the Optiplex 7010 MT.
 
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Thanks for the quick answer. Seems as the RX 560 LP is the only viable choice for Mojave with a bit of power for games,, but it's really hard to find in France.
 

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Thanks for the quick answer. Seems as the RX 560 LP is the only viable choice for Mojave with a bit of power for games,, but it's really hard to find in France.
You can still install High Sierra on an 8300 and then use the 1050 Ti. Switch to Windows for gaming when you want to. A 1050 Ti can handle most games at 1080p res.
 

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8300 SFF is available as low as £60 and i7s is around £80. I guess it is much cheaper compared to more recent MB+CPU.
Remember that you can only use low profile cards in the SFF. The best you can do is an RX560 LP. The 570 or 580 versions don't come in LP variants. The i7-3770 is certainly fast enough it just doesn't have newer features like H265 encoding and decoding. The graphics card is the most important piece for working with 4K. A 6 core CPU helps but is not mandatory.
 

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There is a very good deal on Grade A (according to seller) HP 8300 SFFs with Core i5 on Ebay.com right now. The seller is ctc liquidations and they have well over 240 of these for sale. They are also taking offers. So if you really like the 8300 SFF this is worth looking at. As a disclaimer, I have no association with this seller. They ship only to the USA.

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This same PC (with 8GB of ram instead of 4) is the #1 selling desktop on Amazon.com week after week. It sells for over $170 there so this is a big discount of over $78 off. You may even get one with an offer of $85.

Description:
GRADE-A
condition. Fully functional and tested units. Please check conditions tab for more information.

SPECS:
CPU - 3.2GHZ Intel Core I5 3470
RAM - 4GB
HDD - 500GB
OS - Windows 7 pro
Includes - Power adapter, Mice, And Keyboard
 
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[Success]
NVMe SSD with Mojave on a HP6300pro. Having made the decision to remove the NVMe drive from my BlueG5 build, I thought I would try and see if I could get it working in my HP6300pro. Using the same adapter and NVMe drive mentioned in this thread, by Petri Chron.

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I haven't been getting the read/write speeds that others are reporting, but read speeds are double a regular SSD.

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[Success]
NVMe SSD with Mojave on a HP6300pro. Having made the decision to remove the NVMe drive from my BlueG5 build, I thought I would try and see if I could get it working in my HP6300pro. Using the same adapter and NVMe drive mentioned in this thread, by Petri Chron.

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I haven't been getting the read/write speeds that others are reporting, but read speeds are double a regular SSD.

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You should blur out your serial number when posting photos.
 
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