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January 13, 2010 10:00:24 PM

I want to build a reliable computer for video editing, which means the system will hold large amounts of video on it. i was considering keeping all the video on an external drive(probably 1 or 2TB) but i still want my computer speed to be up to par when I'm running multiple programs at once and playing and editing video. Oh and i need dual screens.

I have a budget of $1200. is this attainable and what components would you recommend?

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January 13, 2010 10:45:16 PM

Frys has the core i7 socket 1156 860 with biostar board for $229 after $20 rebate. But this is in stores only, not online, and ends tomorrow. Newegg will discount some mobo and cpu combos by $20-40. If the board doesn't have an hdmi port, then you can get a decent video card with one for under $100. Can't tell you much about dual monitors, but many new Intel boards work with sli or crossfire multiple card setups. Core i7 is the best for video editing; socket 1366 is still the best performer. The 920 i7 has been $199.99 at microcenter at times, but in store only. Frys large ad is usually on fridays, and lists several combos good for one week.
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January 14, 2010 12:30:53 AM

Agree o1die,

Cpu for video editing:

core i7 920 (LGA 1336, X58)

or

core i7 860 (LGA 1156, P55)

will be the best. The 8 threads the i7 offers will be put to good use.


Do you have a microcenter or Frys near you aennabe?

X58 platform:

Core i7 920:
Microcenter $229.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Newegg: $288.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 $149.99 ($129.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock X58 Extreme $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


P55 platform:
Core i7 860:
Microcenter $229.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Newegg: 279.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Gold Edition DDR3 1066MHZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) $79.99 (there faster ram but this is fairly cheap and you wouldn't notice the performance difference between 1066Mhz and 1333MHz ram)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX $139.99 (can go cheaper if sli/crossfire not needed in future)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total cost of hardware: (if getting all from newegg with rebates and saving)

X58: $1163.93
P55: $1074.93

For an OS: Add another $183.49 for windows 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

X58: $1347.42
P55: $1258.42

Sorry with it coming slightly over budget when including an OS. :( 

Although if you can fit this budget, it will be a great video editing system. :D 

Hope this helps. (if anyone else can edit this to make it fit the budget better, feel free to do so.)
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