- Feb 18, 2015
- HP ELITE 8300 SFF / Q77
- GTX 1050 Ti
For what it's worth I have a 8300 SFF with i7, 16GB RAM and a 1050ti that I use almost exclusively for professional video editing and light effects work. Haven't had a single issue with it other than low download speeds on account of a cheap wifi adaptor.I think it will be better what it is in my mind more clearly:
I need a new computer for my work to edit videos mainly. It will be either a 6300/8300, i7 CPU with 16GB ram and AMD 4/8 GB card and 500GB SSD or a new iMac. It will cost around £400-500 w/o a monitor and peripherals. Good quality 27" 4K monitor will cost me another £400-500. In total I will pay nearly £1000 for roughly 7 years old machine. I can do some cost cutting like getting i5 instead of i7 and a £200-300 monitor with 4 GB GPU. Perhaps it will cost £600-700 .My question whether it will be a wise investment. On the other hand I can get a 27 inch i5 iMac with 256 SSD for £1650 and it will work perfectly at least next 5-7 years. When monitors have been taking into consideration, Hackintosh is not that cheap. Besides my 6300 is a piece of cake to Hackintosh thanks to @trs96 's perfect guide, but I dont know how it will be if I try a more complex Hackintosh.
Few caveats though: I work in Avid, Premiere, AfterEffects and C4D, so couldn't tell you about FCP (never used it, don't really know anyone in the professional world who does). I also only have HD monitors as my work usually goes to a color house, so color accuracy and high resolution really isn't an issue for me.
Also right now I'm stuck on High Sierra, but thinking of buying a RX 560--does anyone have any experience editing with one of these? Thanks.