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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 23, 2004 2:01:20 AM

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I'm planning to purchase a Plextor 12X ( PX-712A/SW) DVD burner. Does any
one have any negative experiences with the above? I heard Plextor makes
excellent burners.

In addition, I would like some suggestions on a "kick-ass" video card
(reasonable price, of course) for 2D (applications), 3D (video games),
capturing video from TV as well as from a camcorder for later burning on
DVD. If there is none to do the above, I would consider purchasing two
cards, one for capturing video and one for day to day usage. Please help me
on this one.

I will be assembling Pentium IV (3.X) system, hopefully, before the end of
the month or at the outset of next month. I haven't decided on a
motherboard yet. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.

Rod

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July 23, 2004 12:31:16 PM

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Who cares wrote:

> I'm planning to purchase a Plextor 12X ( PX-712A/SW) DVD burner. Does any
> one have any negative experiences with the above? I heard Plextor makes
> excellent burners.

Plextor makes good products, however they tend to be expensive. LiteOn
makes good products that are usually much less expensive than Plextor.
I suggest that you buy a LiteOn DVD burner instead.

>
>
> In addition, I would like some suggestions on a "kick-ass" video card
> (reasonable price, of course) for 2D (applications), 3D (video games),
> capturing video from TV as well as from a camcorder for later burning on
> DVD. If there is none to do the above, I would consider purchasing two
> cards, one for capturing video and one for day to day usage. Please help me
> on this one.
>
> I will be assembling Pentium IV (3.X) system

Why a Pentium 4? Why not an Athlon 64 system instead? Even with
32 bit software, the Athlon 64 has great benefits over a 32 bit processor
when running with a 64 bit OS. With 64 bit applications, the Athlon 64 is
really awesome. Windows 64 for X86-64 should be out within a few
months. If you buy a 32 bit processor, you might really regret it a
few months from now.

http://www.amdboard.com/windows_xp_64bit.html

> , hopefully, before the end of
> the month or at the outset of next month. I haven't decided on a
> motherboard yet. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
>
> Rod
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 23, 2004 1:25:12 PM

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On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 22:01:20 GMT, "Who cares" <hotrod2k@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I'm planning to purchase a Plextor 12X ( PX-712A/SW) DVD burner. Does any
>one have any negative experiences with the above? I heard Plextor makes
>excellent burners.

Plextor DVDs burners are top notch, i have the PX-712A. They are a bit
more expensive than other brands but they are great. Especially if you
want to do karaoke cd+g disks.
>
>In addition, I would like some suggestions on a "kick-ass" video card
>(reasonable price, of course) for 2D (applications), 3D (video games),
>capturing video from TV as well as from a camcorder for later burning on
>DVD. If there is none to do the above, I would consider purchasing two
>cards, one for capturing video and one for day to day usage. Please help me
>on this one.
>

Id be tempted to get a 5900xt or a radeon 9800 pro, as for video
capture the i have the aver media dvb-t digital freeview pci card and
input my old camcorder using svideo leads.

But if you have a digital camcorder and your pc has firewire ports
then you dont need any additional hardware and even the software is
free off microsoft. download windows movie maker 2 from windows
update.

>I will be assembling Pentium IV (3.X) system, hopefully, before the end of
>the month or at the outset of next month. I haven't decided on a
>motherboard yet. Any suggestions?

Cant help with this as i have no experence with intel mobos.
>
>Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
>
>Rod
>
August 4, 2004 6:27:54 PM

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If you plan to play games, especially Doom 3, you should use an Athlon 64
rather than a Pentium 4 processor.


http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=214...
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=214...



Who cares wrote:

> I'm planning to purchase a Plextor 12X ( PX-712A/SW) DVD burner. Does any
> one have any negative experiences with the above? I heard Plextor makes
> excellent burners.
>
> In addition, I would like some suggestions on a "kick-ass" video card
> (reasonable price, of course) for 2D (applications), 3D (video games),
> capturing video from TV as well as from a camcorder for later burning on
> DVD. If there is none to do the above, I would consider purchasing two
> cards, one for capturing video and one for day to day usage. Please help me
> on this one.
>
> I will be assembling Pentium IV (3.X) system, hopefully, before the end of
> the month or at the outset of next month. I haven't decided on a
> motherboard yet. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
>
> Rod
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