er, Edius HAS to have a 64


er, Edius HAS to have a 64 bit OS to work – it won;t run on any 32 bit system, on any amount of RAM.

Realistically – your dell has the muscle – I'd  advise as much ram as you can afford because, on my system – it's likely I have multiple things running – I will have Premiere running, with usualoly photoshop and maybe audition also running, let alone After effects – so while you have the RAM for one, does it impact on the others. The faster processors certainly help with rendering times. The only thing I would check is that physically, the graphics card you want will fit!  One Dell I had about 5 yrs ago had the right socket – but it was too long for the case, and the internal layout meant I had to scrap the plan for the extra internal drives because they wouldn't all fit!

It's also worth checking that the drives you intend to use have the capacity to handle the needs of 4K – if you are usung mutliple 4K streams, is the throughput/transfer rate fast enough to not bottleneck? I have one older drive in my edit machine that struggles with 2 4K streams. It's fine on multiple HD ones – but not quick enough for 4K – moving files to the other drive is fine.



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