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Old 09-08-2005, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New PC for my friend. Need some help!

I'm getting ready to build a computer for a friend and here's what's gonna look like:

Pentium 4 630
Intel Motherboard
1 GB DDR2 (512x2)
320 GB WD SATA hard drive
2 DVD Dual Layer Burners
450 OCZ Modstream PSU
No video card (onboard video)

This computer will be used for everything except gaming so I thought it was logical to go with an Intel. Now my questions:

1. Should I buy a separate CPU cooler or is the standard one enough?
2. Can I buy the upgrade version of Windows XP Pro (I have the Windows XP Home cd)?
3. He wants to convert his VHS tapes to digital format for DVDs or whatever he chooses. What do I need for something like that?
4. He wants to convert his old music into mp3 format. I'm not sure what type of music it is but he said it has those cords (red, white, yellow). What do I need for that?

Thank you for your time.
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lol, im retarded
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Please read his thread PZ He said everything EXCEPT gaiming!
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1. Should I buy a separate CPU cooler or is the standard one enough?
2. Can I buy the upgrade version of Windows XP Pro (I have the Windows XP Home cd)?
3. He wants to convert his VHS tapes to digital format for DVDs or whatever he chooses. What do I need for something like that?
4. He wants to convert his old music into mp3 format. I'm not sure what type of music it is but he said it has those cords (red, white, yellow). What do I need for that?

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1) stock is ok, if your not OCing that much

2) you can if you want to, but home will be sufficient enough, depend son what your doing


3)i dunno? arent you supposed to do that on your TV with that DVD and VHS player all in one player, so while its play you can recorrd onto a DVD

4) yo no understand
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Well I would:

1. Keep the stock cooler as you probably won't be overclocking as you're not gaming

2. Not quite sure what you are asking here... You can't upgrade the Home version to the Professional version, you have to buy it as a seperate operating system.

3 & 4. Not too sure on either of these, peripherals for somputers are not my strong point. Sorry!
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Well I would:

1. Keep the stock cooler as you probably won't be overclocking as you're not gaming

2. Not quite sure what you are asking here... You can't upgrade the Home version to the Professional version, you have to buy it as a seperate operating system.

3 & 4. Not too sure on either of these, peripherals for somputers are not my strong point. Sorry!
you can upgrade home to pro. thats why you buy the windows xp pro- upgrade.
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For converting VHS tapes to DVD, the guy I'm making this for wants to do it on his computer because he wants to edit them.
Would this work for converting VHS tapes to digital format:
http://www.wiredzone.com/itemdesc.as...source=froogle

I read something about converting VHS tapes to digital format and they suggest getting an analog to DV converter. Article

Analog to DV converter
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you can upgrade home to pro. thats why you buy the windows xp pro- upgrade.
Seriously?? I didn't know that1 Thanks PZ!
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I just found out that a video capture card is all I need to convert VHS tapes to DVD.
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Oh right. How much is one of those?
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