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Thread: Am I on the right track??

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    Default Am I on the right track??

    Hey guys, this isn't really a question of budget or the best components. Well, not in a direct way atleast. I'm just trying to get an idea of how much I've learned and if I have the right idea as far as video editing PCs go. The link is just to a wish list I've made on Newegg.com. I realize that when I actually go to buy any components I should look to other sites to find the best prices and such, but for my purposes today the Newegg link is just a list of parts.

    What I'm asking you guys to do is this:

    1. Tell me if everything would work well together or if some pieces wouldn't even physically fit where they should!

    2. Tell me which components are excessive or not excessive enough. As a point of clarification, I would like this computer (assuming I ever get the money to build this computer in the near future) to be purely a video editing one with enough space to fit a full length feature film worth of footage and such. I don't know the exact amount but I'm referring to the fact that for every minute of a full length film there's like an hour of footage to pick from. Again, I'm making those numbers up but you get what I mean.

    I know that you guys like to know a budget when someone is looking for a certain piece but for the purposes of this post we'll assume it's about as much as you see listed on the wish list.

    Oh, and forget about the camera, that's just on there and not really important to the computer itself (although you can comment on it if you so desire).

    Here's the link:
    http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...istCurrent.asp

    Thanks guys!

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    Which list is yours?

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    Um... the one on the screen??? When I click the link it takes me to just mine.... Oh shoot, I think I'll have to do it differently.....

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    Yeah, it just takes me to a load of different lists :-/

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    Ok, just did a bunch of copying and pasting:

    Antec Solution SLK1650B Black Steel ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail

    ASUS P4P800S-X Socket 478 Intel 848P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: P4P800S-X

    BFG Tech BFGR68256GTOCX Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

    Intel Pentium 4 3.4E Prescott 800MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor Model BX80546PG3400E - Retail


    CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS2GBKIT533D2 - Retail


    SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

    Western Digital Raptor WD360GD 36.7GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

    LACIE Black IDE DVD Burner Model 300985 - Retail
    Model #: 300985


    Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit 30SB041000000 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM

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    If going for intel, I wouldn't use Socket 478. Everything is transferring over to the newer LGA775 CPU / motherboard type. I'd stick with Asus. Possibly something like a P5GDC?

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    Oh, and the RAM is wrong for that board anyway - it's DDR2. You'll need DDR for that board. The P5GDC uses both types.

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    Looks like a nice set up started.

    Only thing I can add is to increase the power supply and make sure you have plenty of fans blowing and going. I had a 350 and it just did not handle things well for me anyway. Increased to 650 if memory serves me and all is well. I am by no means an expert however. :(

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    Ok this helps alot, thanks guys.

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    By the way Brett... NewEgg is a great location to pick up your items. I have had nothing but excellent service from them and would highly recommend to anyone Stateside. Yes, still shop around as not everything that I purchased was from them and found some excellent prices on items via E-bay if you are willing to try. Just be cautious and check everything out before purchasing. Wish you well on your new comp.

    Scooter
    AMD Athlon 3200
    Asus A7N8X Dlux
    ATI Video
    1 Gig Mem
    Windows XP Pro
    2 Seagate ATA 160 Gig HD,1 Maxtor 120 Gig HD
    Sony DRU-510 DVD/CD Burner
    Viewsonic 19\"LCD
    Pinnacle 10 PlusMediaSuite
    PremierPro 1.5 Suite
    Sony HVR-A1U 1080i HDV Camcorder

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