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need help with buying a laptop (convinced to build desktop)

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frisco204

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I highly prefer Dell.
What's his budget?

His budget is under $1200CDN. I priced out an i5-6600 with 16gb ripjaws pc4-17000, gigabyte z170-hd3p, corsair 600w psu. for around $700cdn. I did not suggest an i7 as he is just doing this for fun/hobby. He prefers getting a laptop but I suggested getting a desktop for the money, plus 24" + monitors are affordable instead of looking at a 15-17" screen.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Unless he needs to take this editing on the road with him, definitely push him toward a desktop.
Better performance, cheaper, and better screens.

Let us know when laptop vs desktop gets nailed down though, then we can make some specific suggestions.
 
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frisco204

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Unless he needs to take this editing on the road with him, definitely push him toward a desktop.
Better performance, cheaper, and better screens.

Let us know when laptop vs desktop gets nailed down though, then we can make some specific suggestions.

I finally talked him into building a pc instead. It is a budget build for a starting video editor/rendering.

I was reading that intel i7 is the way to go but he can't blow almost half his budget on a cpu. I was debating either a i5 4590 or FX8350. He is not interested in overclocking or games.
16gb ddr1833
mobo?
video card?

Can a mod move this to the right section?
 

Dlaw

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Budget was $1200 CAD, right? You need an SSD in that build, ATM, and with the budget, I'd go with a SeaSonic Gold PSU. Also, I'd recommend a GPU to aid in video editing, something like this would be fine.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Budget was $1200 CAD, right? You need an SSD in that build, ATM, and with the budget, I'd go with a SeaSonic Gold PSU. Also, I'd recommend a GPU to aid in video editing, something like this would be fine.

I had $700 CAD stuck in my head. Remember he'll still need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.
Getting an nVidia GPU in there would be best though, Adobe will utilize CUDA cores.

Edit: Adding on a good monitor and a GPU, then leaving room for buying OS and keyboard/mouse in the $1200 CAD budget.
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/pJ86YJ
 
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frisco204

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I had $700 CAD stuck in my head. Remember he'll still need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.
Getting an nVidia GPU in there would be best though, Adobe will utilize CUDA cores.

Edit: Adding on a good monitor and a GPU, then leaving room for buying OS and keyboard/mouse in the $1200 CAD budget.
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/pJ86YJ

Wow that is a good build, I am sorry for not updating this. My brother went back packing in eastern europe/korea for 3 months. Just got back and I showed him your list and he is happy with it!

Is that i5-6600 a skylake version? That link is showing $740CDN so I still have $400 to spend. I could add an SSD for his OS/apps and that WD blue as a storage hdd?
 

ATMINSIDE

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As I mentioned you can easily add a good monitor, keyboard, and mouse. There's the extra $400 in the budget.