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In need of a high-end Acer Desktop for Video Editing and Animation Predator Helios 500

RoRKRoRK Member Posts: 9

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edited September 15 in Predator Laptops
1) 2x NVMe Drives - 1 must be 2TB and the other can be between 512GB and 2TB
2) RTX 3070/3080
3) On-board Thunderbolt 4
4) RAM between minimum 64; better if it can go to 128 GB
5) At least one HDD. Ideally 4TB as a minimum


So, does anyone know if Acer has a Desktop that reaches these specs or betters these specs? TIA

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  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 19,608 Trailblazer
    Some of the Predator desktops can reach those specs, though I haven't seen a SKU built like that. I think you would be better off to look at the ConceptD models. They'll have Quadro graphics instead of an RTX, so better at video and graphics work, not as good at gaming. They also support HDD hot swap (and those can be SSD as easily as HDD) and still have the M.2 slot on the MB for an NVMe SSD. The Concept model line is directly targeted at your market segment, the Predators are really tweaked for gaming.
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  • RoRKRoRK Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    Thanks for the info but it's not easy finding an Acer Desktop with Thunderbolt 4. And the question I send in via Facebook are given vague and unfriendly answers. Seems like they have engineers answering the questions instead of Sales/Marketing. 
  • GotBannedGotBanned Member Posts: 148 Skilled Fixer
    Why does it have to be from a certain brand? Depending on where you live, I'd see building a computer that meets your specific requirements.
  • Acer-ErickAcer-Erick Moderator Posts: 215 Moderator
    Hi @RoRK
    Could you please tell me modern name of your unit 
  • RoRKRoRK Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    I have a Predator Helios 500 which I upgraded its RAM to 64GB and I also added a second NVMe, a 2TB Samsung 970 Pro . I'm now looking for a Desktop cos I need a more powerful computer to get into 3D work.
  • RoRKRoRK Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    BTW, I've had my Predator Helios 500 for 3 years + 3 months.
  • StevenGenStevenGen ACE Posts: 2,417 Pathfinder
    edited September 16
    RoRK said:
    1) 2x NVMe Drives - 1 must be 2TB and the other can be between 512GB and 2TB
    2) RTX 3070/3080
    3) On-board Thunderbolt 4
    4) RAM between minimum 64; better if it can go to 128 GB
    5) At least one HDD. Ideally 4TB as a minimum


    So, does anyone know if Acer has a Desktop that reaches these specs or betters these specs? TIA

    As you already know what a Predator offers, have a look at the new Acer range in your country and see if they are to those specs? IMO and as suggested above, you should build it yourself (if you know what you are doing?) as there are great options of Mobos to suit CPU's and T'bolt, 128GB Memory and NVIDIA 30 Series GPU's that suite your specs for video editing and much more. 
  • RoRKRoRK Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    The missing link is the additional NVMe SSD and Thunderbolt interface. A minimum of 64GB RAM is an occasional issue. If Sales/Marketing can confirm that these can be added via direct upgrade by Acer or with an Expansion Card then this is also good. Unfortunately, it's impossible to get any reply if the direct upgrade or Expansion Card option are feasible.
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