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Appropriate hardware to build a PC for converting video into different formats.

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Hi

We have drama departments and few other departments, and they record video on a HD camera.
The video gets saved on the. MTS format and would like to convert the videos to MP4 and few video editing jobs.

I would like to build a dedicated PC by myself and going to install the  Wondershare UniConverter  software on this  PC . Please post me the appropriate parts model \web link  that I need to build this PC for this purpose  and my budget is £600 including VAT.
Computer case-
Mother board-
CPU-
RAM -
SSD- 500GB

Any help would be great.
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John TsioumprisIT Supervisor
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Since it seems that you are starting from scratch and based on the budget probably you need a complete ready made system...
...something like this : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoostorm-Elite-Desktop-Black-Processor/dp/B07W42Q61J/ref=sr_1_12?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1573476402&refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A8322552031&rnid=8322541031&s=computers&sr=1-12
Maybe...you will need to buy a better VGA but for start i believe it will cover your needs.
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personally, i would like a system with 32 GB ram -  but i fear for the budget then..
and as said abbove, you'll need more storage
it would help if you can tell us how many video's you want to keep, and their average size

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Apologies was not able to submit feedback  earlier!
Thanks for your help
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You're welcome!

Aside: For completeness.

I do HEVC transcodes daily.

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For this reason, next machine I get will likely have memory maxed out, with fastest CPU available.

Likely I'll get a Mac Pro for this, as they run very quiet when no transcodes are running.

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