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Amateur HD Video Editing - First Time Builder

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May 23, 2009 7:06:52 AM

Hello,

What setup would you recommend for amature HD video editing and moderate gaming (COD4, Red Alert 3, BF2 (I'd also like to play future PC games)).

Budget: US$900 (but maybe try for 800? Lol)
I will buy a monitor, keyboard, and mouse separate so it's all good. All I really am having trouble with is the "tower" build (and OS choice).
I will be using Sony Vegas Pro 8 for the editing.
I want to build it all myself.
I'm assuming I should go for a Quad-core CPU for the HD video editing
May 23, 2009 7:30:26 AM

Hmm on what resolution shall gaming take place? Yes quads are the way to go for the design of the rig to fulfill these tasks
May 23, 2009 7:35:42 AM

umm, I'm not too particular on resolution for gaming.
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May 23, 2009 7:57:39 AM

Hmm ok this would be $763.49 including ship/MIR and would be good to go for 1680 x 1050 to 1920 x 1080 gaming depending on the games hehe

May 23, 2009 8:10:51 AM

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May 23, 2009 8:12:49 AM

batuchka said:
Hmm ok this would be $763.49 including ship/MIR and would be good to go for 1680 x 1050 to 1920 x 1080 gaming depending on the games hehe
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/8xxDRAM3.jpg


LOL...you were posting your build while I was adding mine up. I think I like your build better though. Nice job ! :) 
May 23, 2009 8:48:34 AM

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