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    Chame1eon's Avatar Super Freak
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    I'm bulding a new pc for someone who wants an amd system for photo and maybe movie editing. She won't be replacing it anytime soon. This is what I have:

    MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    Corsair VS2GBKIT400C3 2GB Kit
    Asus EN7600GS Silent/HTD GeForce 7600 GS
    Enermax ELT500AWT Liberty 500W Power Supply
    NEC AD-7170A 18X Double Layer DVD±RW
    Coolermaster CAC-T05-UB Centurion 5 Mid Tower Case

    She wants a budget pc and I'm not sure if this is overkill for movie editing.
    any suggestons?
    I only licked you for the salt

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    I've heard that there are PIF spike issues with that new NEC burner.

    Check out the LG GSA-H22N.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
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    The dual core is a good choice for video editing, also a graphics card with dual output. Harddrive space is also a very big issue. I say aim for 500GB+ worth depending on her seriousness when it comes to post-production.

    Ardeth In Pre-Production

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    Chame1eon's Avatar Super Freak
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    thanks vb i wasn't aware of the pif issues (pif???), but google confirms what you said, not that i've ever thought that i needed to confirm your opinion. i think i have an extra ide cable for that drive.

    An extra hard drive is something she can just add later so i won't do anything with that yet.

    i kinda wanted to build a core 2 duo system, but she wants amd, this processor looks good, and a core 2 would cost more anyway. I guess i'm kind of attached to amd anyway heh.
    I only licked you for the salt


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