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Whitieiii
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Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

#1 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:48 am

My friend Morten from My Playhouse on YouTube is a big Lenovo/IBM fan as like me but I've been thinking since it's too much to ship a server to Europe I'd put together a perfect Lenovo Thinkpad and send it his way but don't know what to put together... I'm thinking of maybe T430 or T440 but don't know.. I believe he has a T450 with an i3 or i5 right now but I'd love to give him a Thinkpad with dedicated graphics and quad core CPU with 8GB ram something that could do some light video editing with windows 10.. suggestions?
My Current Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
HP 8460p 2nd gen i7 8GB ram 500GB HDD Radeon 6470m Win 7
T440s 4th gen i5 8GB ram 300GB SSD Win 10
T440p 4th gen i5 12GB ram GT 730m 500GB HDD Win 10

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Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:33 am

Since he already has a T450, a T440p with a quad-core i7 should be fine. :D
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Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

#3 Post by GrifterGuru » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:10 am

For video editing, maybe consider 16gb as minimum RAM. Editing can be RAM hungry, as well as taxing on the CPU (Proc) so that should also guide your choice.

Other than that, a decent size SSD, 256B or larger, will give the machine a good kick up the backside compared to a spinner drive.


Remember, your friend may return the favour one day, so don't set the bar too low ;)
X31 2672-58G, M73 10AXS, M73 10AXS i7, L412 4403-72G i5,T420 4236-9N8 i7-2630QM, T430 2349-TDG, X201 3680-C85, X220 42902
Install Mojave on X220 & T420

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Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

#4 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:19 am

axur-delmeria wrote:Since he already has a T450, a T440p with a quad-core i7 should be fine. :D
I think he has the i5-5200u with intel graphics but it will be awhile before I get it out to him as I'm gonna fix one and send it out..
My Current Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
HP 8460p 2nd gen i7 8GB ram 500GB HDD Radeon 6470m Win 7
T440s 4th gen i5 8GB ram 300GB SSD Win 10
T440p 4th gen i5 12GB ram GT 730m 500GB HDD Win 10

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Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

#5 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:26 am

GrifterGuru wrote:For video editing, maybe consider 16gb as minimum RAM. Editing can be RAM hungry, as well as taxing on the CPU (Proc) so that should also guide your choice.

Other than that, a decent size SSD, 256B or larger, will give the machine a good kick up the backside compared to a spinner drive.


Remember, your friend may return the favour one day, so don't set the bar too low ;)
He only uses Sony Vegas 13 which works better with AMD graphics cards for rendering videos but it will work with Nvidia cards just the program prefers cuda... i think the T430 with dedicated graphics and quad core i7 might be a good choice since the T440p dedicated graphics may be too new to function properly with the program
My Current Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
HP 8460p 2nd gen i7 8GB ram 500GB HDD Radeon 6470m Win 7
T440s 4th gen i5 8GB ram 300GB SSD Win 10
T440p 4th gen i5 12GB ram GT 730m 500GB HDD Win 10

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Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

#6 Post by GrifterGuru » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:39 am

If I can run Final cut Pro X on my T420 with MacOS 10.14 Mojave, 16GB 1833Mhz RAM and a 4x8 i7 CPU with a base clock of 2Ghz and integrated graphics, then you/he/they should be good to go for SV13 if the T430 / T440/p proc is comparable or better spec'd (being higher gen it should be better anyway!).
X31 2672-58G, M73 10AXS, M73 10AXS i7, L412 4403-72G i5,T420 4236-9N8 i7-2630QM, T430 2349-TDG, X201 3680-C85, X220 42902
Install Mojave on X220 & T420

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