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    A very good and stable PSU is a must for your rig. The worst that can happen is that you fry your mobo and other components. if you are willing to take the risk ---you have been warned.

    i would recommend the Seasonic S12 range, good reviews and can personally vouch for it.

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    If I was buying a psu for a new system (soon, soon) I certainly twould buy a quality one maybe a bit bigger for peace of mind. I think quality is more import ant than quanity (of watts).

    My current pc just grew over 2 years around this power supply and all reamins well.

    If you think about it...

    My cpu = 80w, 5 drives = 50 w (ish)
    SLowish g card= 40w
    5 cards, dunno 25 w maybe.
    A few fans = 10w

    That is 215 watts in total. No problem.

    An extreme gamer might have a something thirstier;

    Hot OC pentium = 160w (?)
    Fat graphics card = 100w
    Two drives / fans / cards = 50w maybe.

    Well that is still only 310 w.

    Some lads might have 2 g cars I suppose but I find it hard to imagine why anyone needs 600 w.

    No I know, it's to power all those bloody leds and light tubes!

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    not only that, but most psu's that are rated "500w" are only pushing 350ish..... unless they are "true rated"
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    I see, well i guess mine must be a goodie.

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    Default Opteron Based System

    Hi all I am thinking of having a system built based on the AMD OPTERON 885 dual core processor using 2 of these and ATI'S crossfire graphics cards (2 of), can anyone tell me which is the best motherboard to get and also which is the most efficient and fastest ram to get as I will be editing video from 6 cameras using premier pro 2.0 and encore dvd 2.0 I have a budget of around £8,000-£10,000. All help is greatly appreciated.

    I am hoping to be recording a gig for my friends rock band in early september
    I will be using 6 Canon XLH1'S can anyone also tell me if there is equipment that will allow me to switch between cameras and record onto full size DV CASSETTES as the gigs I will be recording are 2 hours long and I dont want to be limited to 1 hour tapes having to swap tapes inbetween. Thanks all
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    Well I'm new to the whole Pc Building, but I built it for one thing I know how to do...video editing. Its still being built, but here are the specs.

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz)
    Motherboard: Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    Memory: (2) 1GB Kingston DDR2 667MHz / (2) 512MB Kingston DDR2 667MHz (3GB total)
    Video Card: XFX GeForce 7900GT Extreme 256MB (overclocked)
    Hard Drives: (2) 250GB Western Digital 7,200RPM 16MB SATAII
    DVD Burners: (2) NEC 16X DVD-R/+R (Dual Layer)
    Case: Aspire X-Navigator w/side window and 4 blue LED fans
    Power Supply: OCZ GameXstream 700W
    Monitor: Sceptre X20G-Naga 20.1" Widescreen HD Ready
    Speakers: Logitech X-230 2.1 config
    Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech MX3000 Wireless Combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by G0UDG View Post
    Hi all I am thinking of having a system built based on the AMD OPTERON 885 dual core processor using 2 of these and ATI'S crossfire graphics cards (2 of), can anyone tell me which is the best motherboard to get and also which is the most efficient and fastest ram to get as I will be editing video from 6 cameras using premier pro 2.0 and encore dvd 2.0 I have a budget of around £8,000-£10,000. All help is greatly appreciated.

    I am hoping to be recording a gig for my friends rock band in early september
    I will be using 6 Canon XLH1'S can anyone also tell me if there is equipment that will allow me to switch between cameras and record onto full size DV CASSETTES as the gigs I will be recording are 2 hours long and I dont want to be limited to 1 hour tapes having to swap tapes inbetween. Thanks all
    IF you are insisting on a opteron system then go to the tyan website, this is where I get most of my mobo's from, you will see the difference in the prices and the specifications.
    There are limits to the PCI express slots that come with the boards so make sure you select the right one. (though gaming GPU's wont make any difference to the editing)
    OCZ build some great RAM, there top of the line DDR offers lots of low clock cycle turn-arounds you will be looking at something like 2,3,3,5 named on them. but then you will still have to check the mobo to see if it will run that type of RAM or if you need to know lots about computers and BIOS to set them manually your self.
    As well, you may find that you require ECC RAM - not cheap.

    The pricing for these parts are around £450 mobo, £240 per gig of RAM and you will need 4 gigs (2 Gig per processor)

    For the tape Q, you can shoot in PCCAM and run things througth a desk with ample recording facilities, these are around £5000.
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    I am (amongst many it seems) also about to purchase my new computer, after spending a few years continously ripping apart my old pc I feel it's only time to give it a break and start again..

    The only issues I'm really dealing with at the moment is which route to take..
    AMD or Intel..

    As I am also a keen gamer, I am currently leaning towards an AMD set up.. something along the lines of:

    AMD So.AM2 X2 6000 Windsor
    Dual Core 6,00Ghz - 2x 3.0GHz

    So.AM2 ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe/WIFI AP (SATA-II/GBL)
    PCI-e 256MB NVidia GeForce 8600-GTS TV-out- DVI
    500GB SATA-II HDD SEAGATE 16MB Cache
    Upgrade to 4 GB DDR2 RAM PC667
    LG GSH-50L 18x Multi +&- Dual Layer DVD-RW LightScribe
    DVD-RW Samsung 18x/18x/4,0x RAM DL SH-S182A/BEBE
    LC 907 Pro MidiTower
    Arctic So.AM2 Cooler
    525W MAXSILENT 525Watt 2xSata 20/24Pin
    8 Channel Superior Quality Audio
    10/100/1000 MBit GB-LAN Ethernet DSL ready

    But then again I could also go for.. at a similar price..

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 Dual Core Processor(2.66GHz,4MB Cache,1333MHz)
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium Edition
    Midi-TowerATX Case + 550W PSU
    PCI-Express Mainboard - SLI nForce 650i SLI(C55) - Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad-Core - ATX
    4GB DDR2 667MHz Memory -( 4x 1GB )
    500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
    LightScribe Super Format 18x Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW/RAM
    256MB nVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT - Dual DVI, HDTV, TV-Out
    5.1 High Definition onboard sound card - 6 Channel Cinema sound..


    What do you guys think? I'm really troubling to decide here!

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    My PC:

    HP Compaq 9440w
    2GB Ram
    2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    100GB hardrive at 7200rpm
    nVidia Quadro FX 1500M (required for Avid Xpress Pro)
    500GB external hardirve

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    Does anyone know if a fully Open GL compatible grqphics card, like the FX, makes a big difference in Premiere? I'm wanting to go for a gaming card as that is another hobby of mine. Also, can anyone recommend a decent sound card, if I have to spend another minute messing with Creative drivers again

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