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Old June 22nd, 2010, 01:24 AM   #1
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hi, very soon i am gona buy myself a new pc mostly for the purpose of HD video editing in premier pro and magazaine designing in corel draw. i do play games sometimes also and most of time have opened photoshop, corel, dreamweaver, lots of firefox pages and other programs all at the same time. currently i have an AMD X2 5200 and 4GB DDR2 which does the job fine but i cant do HD editing and when in heavy designing inside photoshop or corel, its very slow. so i am enlisting the components i plan to buy for a new pc as under.

INTEL Core i7 860 ($300)
ASUS P7P55 LX - LGA 1156 ($140)
Corsair DDR3 6GB 1333 ($180)
ATI HD 5770 1GB ($200)

above prices are in my country Pakistan. i was thinking of buying them from ebay but then there r shipping and custom taxes issue so rather buy it locally. also i will be selling this new pc after an year cause i will be going out of country so i don't want to spend too much.

following are some prices for other components.

INTEL Core i7 920 ($295)
INTEL Core i7 930 ($315)
ASUS P6T Delux V2 - LGA 1366 ($320)
IINTEL DX58SO - LGA 1366 ($235)
ATI HD 5830 1GB ($300)
Corsair DDR3 4GB 1333 ($130)
Corsair DDR3 4GB 1600 ($160)

i need to be under 850$. so gimme ur suggestions on which specific components to go for.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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I use Corsair DDR3 RAM and have had no problems with it. But, depending on the program you will use for editing, and whether you plan to edit HDV or AVCHD, I'd suggest that you at least double the RAM to 12 gb if you are looking at using Adobe PPro CS5, .

I use a P6T Deluxe V2 mobo and have not had any trouble with it except that it has a tendency to lose track of the boot drive sometimes on reboots. It will try to reboot to a thumb drive or CD drive or one of the external drives, particularly on restarts.

I don't know anything about the P7 series of mobos so I cannot offer any useful comments on that subject.

I'd go with a I7/920 over the I7/8xx series of CPUs. (Do a search of the dvinfo forums and you'll find discussions of why the I7/920 is preferable to the I7/8xx series for video editing.)

And, if you are going to be working with PPro CS5 or Avid and editing any HD flavors of video, I'd suggest a video card like an nVidia GTX260 rather than an ATI card. Over here, the nVidia 260 cards are going for less than $200 ($US). For most of the other NLEs that I know about, the card seems much less important.

Maybe you already the hard drives and a sufficient power supply in your AMD system? you want to edit HD, it is a very good idea to at least have at least one and preferably two 7200 rpm SATA 3 drives besides your system disk. For an upgraded PC with the kinds of components you've listed, I'd strongly recommend getting at least a 750w power supply. I use a PC Power and Cooling unit, but there are others that are also recommended on this forum and at Videoguys.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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Alright i am planning to go for 930 and P6T. will try my best to buy the max possible Ram, might get some 8GB for now. about the HD 5770, i was planning for it cause later on i can put another 5770 in the rig or should i buy an HD 5830?. i like ATI rather then Nvidia. will be using Premier CS5 and After Effects.

Will also be buying a new hdd so if u could suggest me some info on wat configuration to go for. here prices are about 30% higher then then usa market. so suggest according to it.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 05:07 PM   #4
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seems like people are inactive here !

anyways i was looking for ram in ebay and have to buy 1 of the following as they can be shipped to my country and r cheaper then rest of listings.

?NEW? OCZ GOLD 8GB (2 x 4GB ) DDR3 10666 1333 XTC 1.65V - eBay (item 250650557863 end time Jul-13-10 09:24:27 PDT)

NEW Corsair DDR3 XMS3 4GB 1600 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 Memory - eBay (item 260619268648 end time Jul-13-10 06:14:56 PDT)

last one will be 2 units. so which one should i go for?
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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You might get more responses if you post in the right forum. Maybe the mods can move.
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