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Old March 7th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #16
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Thanks for the reply Daniel.

This company is local to me and I was thinking of having them build me a system. They have a "system builder" online and I was looking at something like this.

Cooler Master Cosmos 1000
Xilence 600W Gaming Edition PSU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz (Retail 775)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 PRO
Asus P5E X38 Chipset (Skt 775) 1600FSB DDR2 PCI-E Crossfire
Patriot 2GB PC2-8500 Extreme Performance (2x1GB)
500Gb HITACHI SATA Hard Drive - 16MB
Samsung SH-S203 20X DVDRW - SATA - Black
nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB PCI-E
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 OEM

They also have the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz 95W G0 option fo rthe processor.. I dont really know about this stuff though. Would Quad core be better?

That above spec will end up costing about £800.

Someone also recomended this as a great spec pc for the price

- Intel Core 2 DUO E6750 2.66GHz Dual Core CPU Overclocked too a minimum of 3.20GHz and beyond. (8 x 400MHz - 1600MHz FSB)
- Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Intel approved cooler
- Arctic Silver 5 Heatsink compound professionally hand installed by our technicians
- Intel P35 Abit IP35 (Socket LGA775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
- Award winning Corsair 2GB PC2-6400C4 (2x1GB) Dual Channel Kit (Running at 800MHz)
- 250GB Western Digital 16MB Cache SATA-2 Hard Drive
- NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 VIVO HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) DirectX 10 Graphics Card
- Samsung 18x DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black)
- Black Sony Floppy Drive
- Antec NINE HUNDRED Gamers ATX Case
- OCZ 500W Next Generation Power Supply.

That's about £675. But I have no idea about this overlocking stuff. They do it all for you but are overlocked computers safe and a good option for editing.

Sorry for what may seem like draft questions here.. Im just really nervous about getting the wrong machine.

Hope someone can help shed some light on this.


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Old March 7th, 2008, 06:07 AM   #17
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You could also (but illegal) build a "hackintosh" compatible computer and have OSX Leopard installed on it and use FCP...

search for hackintosh on google.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #18
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sounds quite nice but i've heard quite a few horror stories with over clocking machines including early death of processor, speed drop outs and overheating. Of course many people are using overclocked systems fine but for my video editing i dont think i would
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