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      Hey folks, hoping you might be able to offer a little guidance. I bought a machine a couple of years ago, and it’s been adequate for editing 1080p, but I’m looking to be able to handle 4K (looking at the Lumix G85). So I need to beef up my system a bit, but I’m not totally sure where to aim. I’m not worried about the display so much (I have two 1080p displays), as I plan to shoot and edit 4K, then render at 1080p.

      The guy at Fry’s said my processor should be good, and if I upgrade my GPU to something in the neighborhood of an Nvidia GTX 1070 or 1080 and double my RAM to 32gb he thinks I should be good to go. I know I need to stay on the budget end of things, so I’m wondering what I can get away with. If I’d be good keeping the AMD motherboard and CPU (FX-8320, 3.5GHz eight-core) and could fly with a new GPU and some RAM, I’d appreciate a concurrence. However, if you have another recommendation, let me know. Also, is there an AMD GPU that might work?

      I’m currently using Cyberlink Powerdirector (13) for editing…I know, I know, it’s all about the budget. Wouldn’t mind being able to slide into Premiere someday, so if you have any thoughts about that…

      Below is my rundown, any guidance you’re willing to offer is appreciated!



      CD: LG 14X Internal Blu-ray Burner, BD-RE, DVD+RW Combo Drive (Black Color)
      COOLANT: Standard Coolant
      CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.50 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
      FA_HDD: None
      FAN: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler – Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
      FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
      HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
      HDD2: None
      IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
      MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/2133MHz Dual Channel Memory [+100] (ADATA XPG V3)
      MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Classic, On/Off Charge, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
      NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
      OS: Microsoft(R) Windows 8.1 (upgraded to 10.1)
      OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
      POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts – Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply – SLI/CrossFireX Ready
      RAMDISK: None
      VIDEO: AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card [-32] (Single Card)

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