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Help me build a PC for video production

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#1 luke_flegg


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Posted 19 April 2005 - 11:30 AM

Hi, I'm a student who needs a PC for video work (specifically the Adobe collection) which is capable of professional video production on a tight budget ($2500) please offer your wisdom here, thankyou so much. I only have a month to get it running!


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#2 junkdk


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Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:20 PM

Dear Luke,

Stay away from PCI Express, some of the items are in your budget but most are not.

Here is my version of the perfect working mans computer that will support your needs.

Antec case with Antec true power 550watt(make sure you get the one with front fan) $157.00

ASUS P4C800-E deluxe Prescott ready motherboard. $179

ASUS Ax 800Pro/TVD 256mb AGP video card. $549

Intel P4 3.2ghz 1mb cache hyper thread Prescott CPU. $215

Dual Western Digital 160gb hard drives. $280

Sony or such floppy drive. $8

Sony CD/RW and DVD/RW drives (separate and do not use their software). $200

Vantec Fan card (for the vid card). $20

2 Corsair 1GB 3200 400 XMS Ram memory. $320

Monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer and scanner varies on what your exact use is. The peripherals alone could cost you $2500.

Lets say you go with a 17" LCD monitor, standard keyboard and mouse, and a printer/scanner combo. $600

$2528 Total without taxes/shipping

Now this is a rough price and has no OS or Office program.

This system will do all of your Adobe video stuff, no problem.

As you see, you need a big vid card and lots of ram/hard drive space.

Hope that helps,

junkdk :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 09:37 PM

I hope we can help you out! I just built my first pc and did a very good job. I will try to give you a few ideas of what I think is best.

For a CPU go for AMD 64 or the AMD 64fx. I have a AMD 64 3200 cpu with 2000mhz FSB. It runs so much better than any intel or celeron I have ever used.

If I was in your line of work and had that much money I would only go for the best. AMD's 64fx benchmarks way more than the intel 3.0ghz. Take a look here:

For a AGP card I would also get the best as this also is very important when doing graphics. I would go for a ATI. This is one I found quite nice but expensive. There are many to choose from on this site so look around:

You will want a big hard drive but fast. This hard drive is big and fast. Its not the fastest but the really big and fast ones will cost from 500.00 and up.

This is a great motherboard for the AMD 64fx or socket 939 AMD CPU. It has many features including 8 channel audio!

This is just a couple of part ideas and suggestions. We can help you put it together. It will be no problem its really quite easy to put a pc together.

Hope this helps you out some!

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