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AMD system, whats wrong?

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December 6, 2008 3:54:04 PM

Heres a new system that I'll be putting together soon, no serious gaming; mainly just video and photo editing (CS2 and Sony Vegas etc), running at 1680x1050 on a 22" lcd.................any problems or cheaper options?

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G Micro-ATX (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £59.99 (£68.99)

Corsair VX 450W ATX PSU £48.29

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.20GHz (Socket AM2) - OEM £24.99 (£28.74)

Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM £40.24

Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x1GB) £18.99 (£21.84)

Gainward BLISS GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) £28.74

Akasa AK-191-SM Smoke Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan £5.74

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December 6, 2008 3:56:31 PM

You probably cant read half of that, apparently "I'm not allowed to edit the post" and generally the forums are acting weird....
December 6, 2008 4:19:15 PM

Well, I can tell you now, you'll probably want something faster than the 4200+, I would probably look at least at a 5000+ if going AMD, also see about geting the retail version as it would come with a cooling fan.

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December 6, 2008 4:39:06 PM

id go for the 6000+ if possible, and maybe get like a 4670 or such for video, as the 8600GT is knida outdated. However it may work just fine for video editing, im just not sure, haven't used one before.
December 6, 2008 4:50:02 PM

I've been seeing manufactured PCs for sale with the AMD 4400+ for around the $300 range these days. It's an outdated processor by the most current standards. For simple email & internet, it's fine.

If you want to do a lot of video editing, I'd go faster.
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