The low cost system vs the Kaby Lake system
These two systems are essentially the same type of computer. The Kaby Lake system you can see here: EDIUS_kabylake_system uses very similar components. However, the system on the "Kaby Lake" page represents the most commonly ordered system. On this page we present the lowest cost system that we would recommend for video editing work. You can change all the components listed here and will get to the same system as present on the Kaby Lake system page, if you change enough items. Although we are calling the other system "Kaby Lake" and this system "low cost" they both use Kaby Lake Intel processors. We are calling them different names to hopefully make it more obvious why there is a price difference!
The main differences:
The low cost uses an i5 processor, the Kaby Lake system an i7. The i7 is basically faster and EDIUS will use the power to play back more streams of video and more effects. You can change the processor to a Kaby Lake i7 from the options below. Obviously the faster the processor the better, however, an i5 will edit standard definition and high definition. If you are doing a lot of high definition or using 4K material, we would recommend buying an i7 processor.
The low cost system uses a motherboard with less PCI Express sockets and has less "bandwidth". If you add more PCI-e cards internally the low cost system will have problems if you add too many.
The low cost system default graphic card is an the one built-into the Intel processor. The "Kaby Lake" system has an nVidia graphic card which will power EDIUS GPU effects (the fancy 3D transitions) and enhance add-ons like VisTitle. Again you can change the system below to have an nVidia card if you prefer.
The low cost system uses the cheaper of our two quiet cases and a lower wattage power supply - oth good enough for the components within, but with less expansion option
Monitors, speakers, keyboard and cables
The Kaby Lake system include these items - the low cost system does not, it is just the tower case. These can always be added, of course.
The motherboard used as a default in this system has USB3 and USB2 ports built in. The standard motherboard in the Kaby Lake system has these ports and the new USB3.1 ports as well which are twice as fast as USB3. You will need USB3.1 devices to take advantage of this speed.