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VIDEO EDITING PC

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by a.l.a.n., Feb 9, 2007.

  1. a.l.a.n.

    a.l.a.n. Member

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    Hi, I have posted this question before but maybe I have posted it in the wrong forum, I hope to get a few replies I NEED HELP!
    I am looking for a new PC system. I want to do - Video editing, work with Photoshop for my photies, and I am just getting into Dreamweaver. I am usless at hardware facts. Can some one please, tell me what I need. My definate wants are
    a 19" or bigger monitor
    2 HDs 250+ each
    I believe at least 2gig of ram.
    Firewire card
    Card reader.
    Bottom line is what specs do I need? What is the best makes to get?
    Does anyone know who can build a decent machine like this for me.
    Please I would appreicate if some one could even gove me a list of best hardware i would need.
    I have approx £1000 total to spend.
    Thanks
    Alan
     
  2. dsgtrain

    dsgtrain Regular member

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    You need the fastest CPU and biggest memory your budget can stretch to. Look at getting a Core 2 Duo and 2GB+ Memory.
     
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  3. GrandpaBW

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    Also, if you are building a computer, make sure that it has firewire built right into the motherboard. No need to get a card, then.

    Core duo would be good, with you using Photoshop. Not many programs actually make use of both cores, but Photoshop does, from what I understand.

    Windows XP Home Edition doesn't recognize both cores, per se, so if you are going the XP route, get XP Pro. Forget Vista, for a few years. :)
     
  4. a.l.a.n.

    a.l.a.n. Member

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    Thanks for the info , forgot to add to my messege- will I need a powefull graphics card or not?
    Thanks
    Raptor
     
  5. GrandpaBW

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    Yes, get the best graphics card that you can afford. On most video editing programs, you need a good card for rendering, while you are editing. RAM plays a roll, to a certain extent, too.

    Encoding, to make your production DVD compliant, relies on your CPU, so you need the best of both worlds.
     
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    wow grandpa hold ureself (lol) anyways u need a good video card but u dnt need the best graphics u can afford y? if ure not using big big programs like maya 3d then u dnt need an extrememe video card just get a pci-e card a 7600gt maybe that will be more than enough
     

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