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What Specs Should I look for when buying Mobo for video editing

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May 22, 2013 7:16:57 AM

Title says it all .what type of Mobo specs Im I looking for Video editing ,Like Vegas pro and Adobe premiere .This is what i have so far .I Didnt Buy RAM yet intill i find MoBo

_XFX1-DLX2 Radeon HD 5450 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI-Express
_500W PSU
_Intel Core 2 Duo SLALT 2.6 GHZ E4700 LGA 775 CPU


May 22, 2013 7:21:53 AM

Well, you will need a LGA775 socket motherboard. It will be slim pickings because that socket has been dead for years. You don't really need any specific features for video editing. The motherboard doesn't affect performance in that capacity.

Your CPU is going to be WAY more limiting than anything when it comes to video editing.
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May 22, 2013 7:31:33 AM

You did not mention your budget.
I think you might want to sell those two parts and look at a more modern setup.
Video editing runs better with lots of ram.
Today, DDR2 ram which the 775 lga typically requires is more expensive than modern ddr3.
To use CUDA graphics capabilities, you may need a nvidia card. Check your apps for requirements there.
A more modern ivy quad will be more effective.

If you persist with lga775, I would look on ebay for a motherboard. They will be very cheap there. If you find one at retail, it will still cost as much as a lga 1055 motherboard. look up the cpu support list of the motherboard to verify that your E4700 is supported. Past that, look for 4 ram slots so you can maximize ram.
Once you have found your motherboard, go to a ram vendor's configurator and see what kits are compatible with your motherboard.
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May 22, 2013 8:04:49 AM


Thanks for the opinion .I just bought the GPU ,Will it not be helpful in the future ? or will i still have to upgrade ?
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May 22, 2013 8:27:04 AM

The 5450 will be useful for a E4700 which does not have integrated graphics.
And, that is only if the motherboard does not include onboard graphics.
It is about as strong as modern integrated graphics.
Considering that the e4700 is three(going on 4) generations old, I would not buy one today.
Certainly not new.
It has a passmark rating of 1477.
Compare that to the cheapest ivy bridge Celeron duo G1610 $50 which has a passmark rating of 2604.
You can buy a socket 1155 motherboard for it for <$50.
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May 22, 2013 10:49:21 AM


Thanks for the Info .I have Recently put everything for sale on ebay and returned my GPU to Newegg .This time i will take my time to make my build
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May 22, 2013 11:02:55 AM

What will your budget be?
If your 500w psu is of good quality, it will likely be sufficient.
Here is a list of psu's sorted by quality tiers:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
Post what you think would be appropriate; you will get opinions on the list in time to make changes.
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