Hi, I am a ballet dancer/choreographer and wish very much to create my own high quality showreel DVDs
and demo CD's... (I'm also a game freak, though I am sure both purposes require the same sort of
I am upgrading the following configuration mainly out of the need for a faster and more efficient processing of
videos and video editing with applications like Adobe Premiere Pro and WinDVD Creator.
Mother Board - Intel Original D850MV
Processor - Intel P4 1.6 Ghz
Ram - 512MB RD Ram
Video Card - GeForce2 MX 64MB
HD - 80 GB + 160 Seria ATA
CD Rom - LG 52x Rom
CD RW - LG 48x-52x-48x
Cabinet - No name brand, 300 watt power supply and 2 fans...
PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!! I am boggled by all the various combos; I went to a somewhat reliable computer
dealer and he gave me the following choices of configurations:
Mother Board - Asus P4 C800 Deluxe OR Asus A8V Deluxe
Processor - Intel P4 3.0 Ghz OR AMD Athalon 3.0 Ghz
Ram - 512MB DDR 400 x 2 = 1 GB
Video Card - ATI (Club 3D) Radeon 9800XT 256 MB
HD - 120 Serial ATA + 120 Serial ATA
CD Rom - Sony DVD Rom 16x
CD RW - Sony DVD RW 8xDVDRW-40xCDRW-16xDVDRead-48xCDRead
Firewire - Included on the mother board(s)
Video Capture - Plexior ConvertX
Cabinet - Amtec SLR 3700
I already have a LAN and Modem, and the two motherboards have on-board Firewire and LAN...
Sooooooooooooooooooo... WHAT DO I DO??? I've always been told to trust only Intel Originals, but he said that AMD offers higher performance at lower cost... which I countered with the argument that Intel doesn't overheat and there is a much smaller chance of CPU burn-out. I am so totally confounded, and I am trying my best to understand everything that I am getting into.
Taking into account the reason for which I need this computer upgrade, could anyone here fill me in on what it is I should be looking for? Is the configuration that the wholesaler gave me what I need? Should I be looking for something else? Will this heavy duty purchase be the answer to what I NEED???
PLEASE HELP ME,
P.S. Thanks in advance to the kind soul(s) who help me...