What PC should I buy?

jak.willis wrote on 8/13/2023, 10:59 AM


Following my disaster with the PC blowing up last week, I am now faced with the dilemma of which new PC to buy.

Because I’m having to buy a new computer, I would like to get a fairly good one (better than my last), with a processor that will be able to handle video editing with little to no lag problems.

I have been looking at various PC makes, including Lenovo, Dell, and HP.

Any help and suggestions will be much appreciated.


Mike-Ferland wrote on 8/17/2023, 6:25 AM

I am using a beelink PC with a ryzen cpu and 32 gb ram. Works great. I do work with FL studio + acid pro. Even do a bit of work with Vegas on it.

johnebaker wrote on 8/18/2023, 7:24 PM


Hi Jak

For Magix Movie Studio or Video Pro X I would suggest you get the following (in general terms) which willl provide some future proofing.

  • Intel processor with integrated GPU preferably at least a generation 10 or later eg i5-10xxx or i7-10xxx. Note - Movie Studio and Video Pro X are optimised for Intel based systems.
  • A Nvidia RTX 20xx series GPU, if funds allow a RTX30xx series - this will do the majority of hardware acceleration. when required - see item 1 below
  • 16Gb of RAM minimum
  • 512GB minimum SSD drive for Windows and programs, and a second hard drive, or SSD if funds allow, at least 2TB as a working disc for the video/image files.
  • Windows 11

Things to avoid:

  1. AMD processor based systems, while these may be good with Vegas pro, they are not the best option for MMS/VPX. Some effects in MMS/VPX are not accelerated on a Nvidia or AMD GPU, however they can use the Intel integrated GPU or an Intel ARC GPU (alternative to a Nvidia GPU - currently expensive) without this the effects will be processed using the CPU.
  2. A laptop with a 15" screen - this is too small for video editing comfortably, I find 17" to be more comfortable see the specs in my signature.
  3. Too small a drive for Windows and programs - at least 512GB for Windows and programs with a second drive for working files, or 2TB or more if not using a second drive.


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VPX 15, Movie Studio 2023, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2024.

PC - running Windows 11 22H2 Professional 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16GB RAM, RTX 2060 6GB 192-bit GDDR6, 1 x 1Tb Sabrent NVME SSD (OS and programs), 2 x 4TB HDD (Data) internal HDD + 1TB internal SSD (Work disc), + 6 ext backup HDDs.

Laptop - Lenovo Legion 5i Phantom - running Windows 11 22H2 on Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB DDR4-SDRAM, 512GB SSD, 43.9 cm screen Full HD 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD 630 iGPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6)

Sony FDR-AX53e Video camera, DJI Osmo Action 3 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.