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Best Desktop Computers for After Effects

Here, we’ll look at the best desktop computers for Adobe After Effects. When it comes to professional video editing, Vlogging and recording, After effects, plays a huge role. The desktop pcs listed here, come with high speed CPU, GPU and plenty of RAM, in addition to fast storage.

Criteria used for best desktop computers for after effects; First, you should get at least an Intel Core i7 in a pc for editing your videos. This, helps when using several effects. It also helps in cutting down the export times.

When it comes to the GPU, you should get at least 6GB VRAM in these desktop pcs. This helps in offsetting some of the workload in After effects from the CPU to the GPU.

As far as the RAM goes, you should get at least 16GB. With this, you are able to load clips faster into the After effects timeline. Other programs, such as browser, can also run in the background without having performance issues. At least 1TB SSD, helps in ensuring that you can store majority of your work, though an external SSD or HDD is highly recommended for portability and expansion.

The Following are the Best Desktop Computers for Adobe After Effects:

Lenovo 24 inch All-in-One Ideacentre A540 Desktop

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CPU Intel 8 Core i7-9700T Processor
Processor Speed Intel 630 Graphics
GPU Intel
Graphics Card Memory NA
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 512GB PCIe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 25.7 x 22 x 9.2 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Sold Separately
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Performance
Disadvantages Storage

Acer Predator Orion 3000 PO3-600-UR13 Desktop pc

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CPU 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700 Processor
Processor Speed Up to 4.6GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics
Graphics Card Memory 6GB GDDR5 Video Memory
RAM 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (expandable to 64GB)
Storage Space 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD & 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 13.78 x 6.42 x 13.39 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Included
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Good Performance, Large Storage
Disadvantages None

Alienware PC Desktop Aurora R7

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CPU Intel Core i7 8700
Processor Speed (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Graphics Card Memory 8GB GDDR5X
RAM 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 up to [64GB], Dual Channel (additional memory sold separately)
Storage Space 2TB 7200 RPM [SATA] (HDD) + 32GB Intel Optane
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 14.19 x 8.35 x 18.6 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Sold Separately
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Performance, Storage
Disadvantages NA

ROG Strix GL10DH Desktop - Ryzen 7 - GTX 1660 Ti

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CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Processor Speed 4.4 GHz
GPU GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Graphics Card Memory 6GB
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 16.9 x 7.1 x 16.9 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Not Included
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Perfornance, Design
Disadvantages Storage

CyberpowerPC - Intel Core i7 - RTX 2070 Super - 1TB SSD

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CPU Intel Core i7-9700K
Processor Speed 3.6GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
Graphics Card Memory 8GB
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB PCI-E NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 18.5 x 8.2 x 18.7 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Included
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Performance, Large Storage
Disadvantages NA

HP Z2 G4 Workstation - Core i9

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CPU Intel Core i9-9900K
Processor Speed 3.5Ghz
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Card Memory NA
RAM 32 GB
Storage Space 512 GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 23.3 x 19.5 x 11.3 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Not Included
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Performance
Disadvantages Storage

Lenovo Legion T730-28Ico 90JF00AXUS - Desktop Computer

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CPU Intell Core i9-9900K
Processor Speed 3.60 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Graphics Card Memory 8 GB
RAM 32 GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions NA
Keyboard & Mouse Sold Separately
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Performance, Large Storage Capacity
Disadvantages NA

MSI MPG Trident 3 - 10SI-003US Small Form Factor Desktop

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CPU Intel Core i7-10700F
Processor Speed 3.4 Ghz
GPU GTX 1660 Super
Graphics Card Memory 6GB
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB HDD 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 9.9 x 13.93 x 3.84 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Included
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Performance
Disadvantages NA

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 2TB)

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CPU Intel Core i7 7th Gen
Processor Speed 3.2Ghz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 1070 GPU
Graphics Card Memory 8GB
RAM 32 GB
Storage Space 2 TB Dive
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 21.61 x 25.09 x 8.59 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Included in Sale
Computer Monitor 28" PixelSense Display, 4500x3000 Pixels
Advantages Performance, Quality Display
Disadvantages NA

ROG Strix G35 Desktop PC - RTX 2080 Ti - i9- 1TB SSD

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CPU Intel Core i9-10900KF
Processor Speed 5.3 GHz
GPU GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Graphics Card Memory 11GB GDDR6
RAM 32GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB PCIe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 11 x 17 x 19.7 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Sold Separately
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Good Design, Performance
Disadvantages Price

OMEN Obelisk Desktop PC (875-1120) - i7 - RTX 2070 Super -

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CPU Intel Core i7-9700K Processor,
Processor Speed 3.60 GHz
GPU NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) RTX 2070 SUPER™
Graphics Card Memory 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated memory
RAM HyperX 16 GB RAM
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 20.1 x 19.5 x 11.6 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Sold Separatly
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages High Performance
Disadvantages Storage Capacity

Thermaltake LCGS L20 AVT-02 AIO - PC

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CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600x CPU water-cooled
Processor Speed 3.8 GHz
GPU Nvidia RTX 2060 Super
Graphics Card Memory 8GB
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB Gen4 M. 2
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 20.5 x 17.5 x 16.5 inches
Keyboard & Mouse Not Included
Computer Monitor Sold Separately
Advantages Performance, Large Storage
Disadvantages NA

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