I just purchased a new computer for my Mom, who wants to get into video editing. She wants to take all of her old home videos on VHS and convert them to DVD, while doing some editing along the way.
Here is what I ended up purchasing for her:
- AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor - Socket 939 (90nm)
- ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard
- ATI Radeon 9800 All-In-Wonder Pro 128MB
- 2 x 512MB OCZ DDR400 PC-3200 Premier Dual Channel Memory
- X-Dreamer II Case with 350W Power Supply
- Windows XP Home SP2
- Viewsonic VP171b-2 (Professional Series, 8ms response rate)
What do you guys think of this setup? Would you have changed anything if you were buying this computer? My brother will likely be using it for games as well (Quake 3).
The custom computer builder that I bought it off of is very reputable in my area. He said the following of the computer:
"Every system we build is stress tested for CPU and GPU operations. We used 3dmark2001, and the max reached FPS was 402. On average however machine does 250 frames/sec. That is due to very high 2000 FSB on that CPU and a still powerful ATI 9800PRO GPU. Keep in mind that when latest games like doom3 or Half Life 2 are used, that frame rate will average about 160fps. So no mater what game you put on this machine, it will be silky smooth as your eye can only see 60 frames/sec."
Any comments or suggestions?
Edited by bdonkersgoed, 17 February 2005 - 02:14 PM.