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Old 10-21-2005, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello everyone (or anyone?)

i'm new to the forum , so i apologize if this is in the wrong place, etc.

i'm wanting to build a high-def video editing machine (HDV).

a book i have says to use a 3 gig processor. i'm aware that fsb speed and memory speed are important, as well , but unsure of the matchup of the 3.

i would greatly appreciate any info anyone can provide about chipsets/fsb speeds and the memory types to go with that would make the best use of, say , a pentium 4 775 socket chip rated at about 3-3.2 ghz.

rendering is highly processor intensive, but it obviously needs to 'breathe'.

if i have ddr 400 memory, what's the fastest fsb speed that i can obtain?

thanks in advance !!

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Old 10-21-2005, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You might want to think about getting a Dual Core CPU, for stuff like video editing it is really the way to go. You will also see a pretty big performance boost when companies start releasing video editing programs that support Dual Core CPUs (that's if there isnt allready programs out that support Dual Core)

So i would suggest take a look at the AMD X2 or Intel Dual Core line of CPUS.

I am not really into editing but from the little i have done i realise that you will need alot of HD space and atleast 1GB of Ram.

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Old 10-21-2005, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks sprooty!

yeah, i have a sata hdd (300gb) already and 2 gb ddr 400.

but, i'm worried that the ddr400 will slow down a motherboard built with a chipset designed to work at fsb speeds of 800 or 1066. would it?

i'm not real clear on the relationships between fsb, mem speed and processor speed.

i already have sony vegas time to wait for software for dual core . (plus dual core is ungodly expensive!)

i'm just wonder ing what would be a good mem and chipset combo to run 800 or 1066 with a pentium that's about 3 gigs.

thanks again
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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might want to check out powermac g5's and final cut studio / logic pro 7

its worth your while.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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again....too expensive
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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intel dual core 2.8 GHZ is only $245
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You get what you pay for. The 600 series of P4s are good and cheap if you don't want to go dual core (which you should).
I\'m happy with it.
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For High Def Video Editting machine - I'd no doubt go with a Dual Core System. AMD or INTEL whatever... take your pick. I'd personally go with the AMD X2 4800+ or Intel Pent D 840 3.2Ghz. Or if you could afford it go with the P4 Pent D 840 Extreme Edition - Not only do you get a dual core processor it also supports Hyper Threading. You'ld have 2 CPU's and 2 Logical CPU's. You could do a whole hellava lot at one time.

I'd say make sure you've got 2GIG of some nice RAM.
And very important. You'll need a good VIDEO CARD and possibly a nice VIDEO CAPTURE CARD.

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