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    Hi Guys

    Doing a project at school in ICT... got to build a top notch video editing system for 3000...

    Need to include a spec for the machine... which includes prices for software....

    Can you help me spec this PC???

    Cheers Fellas

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    You can spend around1500 on a pc and it will be a dynamite machine for editing then spend the rest on a pro capture card

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    Haven't really got time to look for prices, but:

    AMD Athlon 64 4800
    Asus A8N-SLI motherboard
    4GB RAM (bear in mind winxp 32 bit can only handle 4GB including virtual RAM so you may have to turn paging off)
    A couple of 500GB SATA HDDs (possibly a WD raptor 10kRPM HD too)
    A decent Tagan branded PSU
    Geforce 7800 (although you don't necessarily need the incredibly fast GPU, you may as well future-proof yourself for software that uses GPU rendering)
    Two TFT monitors.
    A really, really big egg.

    Spend the rest on ham and chocolate digestives.

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    the above list kicks ass but replace mobo with a DFI Lan Party nF4 SLI-DR and make the athlon 64 a dual core .... thats gonna be under 3000 no problem
    Windows Xp professional
    DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR
    Seagate 80gb SATA
    AMD Opteron 146 San Deigo - CAB2E
    Corsair 1024MB
    Edirol 24bit Pro Audio external Soundcard/ Audio Interface
    Nvidia XFX 6800Ultra 256mb

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneyMan
    the above list kicks ass but replace mobo with a DFI Lan Party nF4 SLI-DR and make the athlon 64 a dual core .... thats gonna be under 3000 no problem
    Dude - the guy is looking at vidoe editing not gaming! Although a highly specced gaming machine will do video it will not be optimized for video.

    You need to look into dual cpu boards - not dual core but dual cpu's

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    true lol :(

    however dual cpu boards are for now only limited to servers otherwise i would pounce on them like theres no tomorrow lol
    Windows Xp professional
    DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR
    Seagate 80gb SATA
    AMD Opteron 146 San Deigo - CAB2E
    Corsair 1024MB
    Edirol 24bit Pro Audio external Soundcard/ Audio Interface
    Nvidia XFX 6800Ultra 256mb

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    true but - most pc based edit rigs I've used have been server boards and they work a treat

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    wow ... ill deffinatly have to look into that for when i build my next rig!
    Windows Xp professional
    DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR
    Seagate 80gb SATA
    AMD Opteron 146 San Deigo - CAB2E
    Corsair 1024MB
    Edirol 24bit Pro Audio external Soundcard/ Audio Interface
    Nvidia XFX 6800Ultra 256mb

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    With the spare 1500 I would buy a q head g card and 4 HUGE TFTs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneyMan
    the above list kicks ass but replace mobo with a DFI Lan Party nF4 SLI-DR and make the athlon 64 a dual core .... thats gonna be under 3000 no problem
    Journeyman - Although the DFI is a good gamers board, personally I don't reckon you can fault Asus for stability, which is more important for video editing IMHO.

    As for the CPU, I did atually mean an Athlon X2 4800. Missed that bit out

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