Can a Pre-Built Gaming PC Handle the Task?

Video Editing

 

My desktop tower computer that I built almost 9 years ago is now showing signs of aging.
I not only use this device for web projects but mainly for my video and photo editing.
This machine has served its purpose well and needless to say is time for retirement.

Why Desktop Tower?
1) Due to ergonomic issues, my neck cannot last too long using a laptop.
The viewing angle of a laptop forces me to look down with my hands in a high position which causes me neck pain.
A tower allows me to position a separate monitor as high as possible so my head is not angled down, but looking straight ahead, or maybe a slight angle up.

2) A tower runs cooler providing more efficiency.
If you ever tried rendering a full HD or even a UHD video using a laptop, you will hear the fans screaming and warnings from your heat monitors appearing. The thin laptop case environment and small little fans are not conducive for a cool operating environment. I notice this on both Mac Book Pros and PC laptops.

With a full tower, you have enormous intact and exhaust ports, huge fans on the CPU and graphic cards.
There is even an option to install a water-cooled system on your CPU.
When I render my videos on my tower, I don’t notice any increase in the fan decibels.

3) Upgrades Easier
Have you ever attempted to open up a laptop and fix a component or upgrade an HD or ram?
It can really be a challenge. Some laptops do not allow you to even make upgrades.
On the other hand, a full tower has so much room to work with.

4) Numerous Ports
Towers provide many, many ports.
USB, HDMI, DVI, Ethernet, media, etc.

Good Things About Laptops
1) Mobile
2) Smaller size
3) No setup, just turn on anywhere you are

Bottom Line: every tool has a purpose.
Does it meet your needs?
Is it ergonomically comfortable?
Is it within your budget?

Watch as I test a pre-built gaming computer below.

Reviewing a Pre Built Gaming Desktop

IbuyPower BB952

CPU: Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) 8700 / 3.2 GHz
RAM: 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM, 2666 MHz
HD: 1 TB SSD
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070


Gerald Watanabe
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