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Old 02-15-2009, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm looking to build a computer that will support a xp/mac dual boot for video editing??!?!?!? for under 700. i'm trying for under 500 if it is possible. nothing to fancy just enough to keep up with my software.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dual booting XP and Mac? I'm not sure you can do that(maybe with special software), because as far as I know, Mac OS can only run on proprietary Apple hardware.

Under $500-700 is a little steep for a computer with the purposes of video editing. Usually for video editing, you'd want a dual or quad(preferred) processor, a lot of HDD space, and 2GB+ RAM. Unless it's minor editing.

I'll see what I can list up.

Also, do you need just the tower or the whole system(monitor, speakers, keys/mouse, OS, etc.)?
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i'm talking just for the tower. it isn't like insane editing just minor editing and some live video feeds. also i need it to have a vga and a s video out put.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what kind of os would you reccomend??? i run xp pro s2 now. i use a wide range of programs from. pinnacle studio to adobe premier pro cs4. i would like to check out some of the stuff that mac offers but i don't know if i wanna dive into that spectrum?? what would u reccomend??
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I would stick with what you know for your editing and such. Dive into the unknown later on if you get bored or have another machine that you can play around with. So IMO stay with Windows as most of your other programs will most likely need it to run, unless you have the Mac version handy.
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I would recommend XP with SP3. Home or Pro doesn't matter really....because it's just the stability that most people trust. Vista though, is pretty stable itself. If you want to go into Vista you can. Or you can wait for Windows 7 which should be later this year. It's still in beta, but I've heard and read that it's already better than Vista. So I think XP for now, and Windows 7 later if you want.

Also if that price and list is ok for you, that's good. If not, I can trim it a little.


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Looks like we both have similar thoughts... No worries.
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yeah well the price is with rebates. and i don't know if i can come up with what it will be without rebates.
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Here's what I picked out for you so far:

Case - Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Motherboard - Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Power Suppy - Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer Dell Upgrade PPCS500D 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Processor - Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Memory - Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Hard drive - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Graphics - Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Optical - Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

This all comes to $592.88 w/o shipping. I don't know whether or not you need OS software.
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yeah well the price is with rebates. and i don't know if i can come up with what it will be without rebates.
I trimmed it a little by replacing that motherboard with this one:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3LR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
They're both similar, but this is a toned down version.

And 2GB of RAM can make do:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

With those two replacements to the list, the total comes down to $549.88 w/o shipping.
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