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Old September 14th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #1
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A new box for $1500 ` ???

I am planning on buying a new computer set tup
It will be used 50% of the time for basic video editing
and some photoshop use.
I have ~1500 to spend excluding the softs.

How does this list rate ?

Mother Board Asus - P5W DH Deluxe
CPUDual Core Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) E6600
Memory (2GB) Kingston 1GB 240pin DDR2 PC2 6400 (x2) KHX6400D2/1G
System Drive 120G SATAII
SATAII Video Storage WD2500KS 250GB SATAII [Or RAID is a must ?]
Case +Power Supply 500W
Graphics Card ATI Radeon X1950PRO 512MB [Overkill?]
DVD Burner Pioneer DVR-710
Logitech Stereo speakers 2.1
Logitec Keyboard and laser cordless Mouse


And also, What do I get: 2 x19" 4x3 LCD's or one 24"/22 WIDE ?
Is WIDE useable at all or just for DVD watch ?] ???
Thanks so much..
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Old September 14th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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CPU
Did you consider going with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU? It's about US$50 more, and most Adobe and Sony apps can take advantage of the extra cores.

MOUSE/KEYBOARD
Wireless is cool, but my experience is that wired is just plain reliable.

VIDEO MONITOR
Yes wide is useful, more screen real estate. What about 2x 19" Widescreen LCDs? Otherwise, I think 1 large 24" widescreen is better.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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I too would go with two 19" widescreens. Two is better than one because you can use the second one for full-screen previews.

A fast temp disk is absolutely essential. Get a Raptor or something.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #4
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Below is the system I am going to have built based on massive research here and on the Edius and Adobe forums. Componets can be bought and assembled at mwave for about $1,430.00. Some of the componets you and I have selected are the simalar. However, I believe the P5K has a faster FSB and will scream with the Crucial PC2 8500 memory. BTW, I am no computer expert but am a fair researcher. I plan to also use esata external drives as storage needs increase and an existing sata DVD writer. Also, if you are going to use a realtime board by matrox or edius make sure your motherboard is on thier recommended list. From what I have heard the system below is fast enough not to need an add-on board for realtime playback on a second preview monitor. Of course that would be for SD or HDV video. I don't know about HD.

SEAGATE 160GB ST3160811AS / ST3160815AS NCQ SATA2 7200RPM 8MB system drive

SEAGATE 500GB ST3500630NS SATA ES 7200RPM 16MB A/V drive

CRUCIAL BALLISTIX TRACER BL2KIT12864AL1065 2GB KIT (1GB x 2) MATCH PAIR PC28500 1066MHZ 5-5-5-15 240-PIN DDR2 DIMM W/HEAT SPREADER

ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP INTEL P35 CHIPSET ATX FORM FACTOR 2xPCI-E(X16)/2xPCI-E(X1)/3xPCI/4xDDR2 W/SATA2 RAID,DUAL LAN(Gb),1394,USB 2.0 & AUDIO (CPU TYPE:INTEL - SOCKET 775)

CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4G (1066Mhz)

MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL W/SP2

ASSEMBLY & TESTING

ENERMAX EG495P-VE NOISETAKER II ATX 12V Power Supply

ANTEC P180 MID TOWER Case (highly recommended)

ASUS EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M ATI RADEON X1950PRO 256MB DDR3 PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARD W/DUAL-DVI & HDTV-OUT
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Old October 27th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #5
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Mark, have you had that system built yet, and if so, how do you like the performance? Do I understand that mwave assembled it for you? Thanks.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 03:54 PM   #6
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I'd also be curious to hear from Mark or Shai on what they think of their set ups.

Also, any recommendations for systems out there for around $1,500? The software to be used would be Adobe on a P.C.

The use of the CPU would be for video editing.

Anybody have a favorite set up?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #7
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This was the system I ended up having mwave built for me. Works great. Substitued the abit MB for the Asus and have 2 -320GB drives in raid 0. Got the abit card due to good reputation with software raid. Asus is reported to have some problems.


SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151153

Antec Performance One P180B
Item #: N82E16811129017


Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148215 (2) raid 0


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148230 (system drive)


SAMSUNG 225BW Black 22" 5 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustments - Retail
Item #: N82E16824001083


SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102061


ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817194003


Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820146565


ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813127030


Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116056


Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 For Windows Upgrade - Retail
Item #: N82E1683210535


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835186134


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
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