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Old 02-28-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Sure it will work. But the question is what is better?

By its stationary nature, roomy case, and power supply, a desktop is easier for many things.

Part of a desktop's advantage for some things is that it ISN'T portable. Nothing has to be unplugged when you want to move because you won't move it.

Do you serve up music files or movies over streaming? Probably want that library stationary and up all the time. Probably best over wired ethernet, not wireless.
My point is that a laptop doesn't have to be moved around. It can sit in one place 99% of the time and be used just as if it were a desktop.

There's plenty of times where having a big case, large psu and increased expansion is beneficial... I even admitted that in my initial post. However, video editing is not a good example (edit: unless you're going for the highest end of cpus).

I do serve up media... but certainly not from my desktop or laptop.

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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Maybe I misunderstand but you said video editing is not a good example of having a larger computer?
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Maybe I misunderstand but you said video editing is not a good example of having a larger computer?
I suppose I jumped the gun a little. Desktops have CPUs that can encode video about 20% faster. So unless you're opting for the Intel Extreme Edition CPUs, I don't see much benefit of using a desktop over a laptop for video editing. However, I don't see the advantage of using a laptop over a desktop for video editing either.

A small desktop will do just as good as a large desktop. Back in the day when it was common to have storage in the computers, you needed a large case. Not so much anymore.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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I just built a PC for video editing and encoding. I found having a mid tower was the only way I could put a large enough fan in my PC to keep CPU under 30 degrees.

Of course there is always the possibility that I bought the wrong parts

Actually it stayed around 28 degrees for the first couple of months but after extended use doing nothing but making my computer work 24/7 its started showing
signs of stress and is now running at 31 degrees
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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I just built a PC for video editing and encoding. I found having a mid tower was the only way I could put a large enough fan in my PC to keep CPU under 30 degrees.

Of course there is always the possibility that I bought the wrong parts

Actually it stayed around 28 degrees for the first couple of months but after extended use doing nothing but making my computer work 24/7 its started showing
signs of stress and is now running at 31 degrees
I mean, there's no wrong or right in that situation. Which CPU did you get?
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Part of a desktop's advantage for some things is that it ISN'T portable. Nothing has to be unplugged when you want to move because you won't move it.
Disagree. It's not all that hard to move a laptop. Come on now. There certainly are a couple advantages to a desktop, but not-portability isn't one.

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Do you serve up music files or movies over streaming? Probably want that library stationary and up all the time. Probably best over wired ethernet, not wireless.
Movies? No. Music? Occasionally from my Android phone or my laptop to the PS3. It doesn't need to be on all the time for that. I just turn it on when I want to do that.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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NY pizza vs Chicago pizza.
Bad analogy because everyone know it is a fact that Chicago Pizza kicks NY Pizza's butt.


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Old 02-28-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Bad analogy because everyone know it is a fact that Chicago Pizza kicks NY Pizza's butt.


Clearly you were being sarcastic, but it might not come through over the web... so I'll clarify for everyone. NY pizza is superior to Chicago pizza.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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I mean, there's no wrong or right in that situation. Which CPU did you get?
1100t
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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I just built a PC for video editing and encoding. I found having a mid tower was the only way I could put a large enough fan in my PC to keep CPU under 30 degrees.

Of course there is always the possibility that I bought the wrong parts

Actually it stayed around 28 degrees for the first couple of months but after extended use doing nothing but making my computer work 24/7 its started showing
signs of stress and is now running at 31 degrees
31°C is around the average ambient temp for a PC, if you're talking CPU temps and not ambient temps and it's 31°C, my B3 stepped Q6600 jealous you got it that low on air cooling alone
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