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December 15, 2009 8:11:57 PM

OK guys so I've made another post or two about this so i hope some of you aren't like "oh not this again" :kaola:  but anyways hopefully this is it.

so I've been looking into building my first computer, it would be for editing HD video, special effects (using particle engine -- adobe after effects) but also for everyday use. my current computer is just so slow so editing HD video is impossible (for the most part, sound plays - but video lags) and the same with special effects, even without using the particle engine it okays at incredibly low rates (like one frame every 5 seconds). so i figured its time to replace my old computer.
I'm trying to keep it cheap (like under $600, around $500 would be nice if possible)
and i don't know if this makes a difference with anything but I use Sony Vegas Pro 8.0 (and am probably upgrading to 9.0) to normal editing and Adobe After Effects for SFX.
now remember I'm new to this so I'm not too sure what I'm doing (i know about comps just not specifics) so feel free to recommend something else or say something i picked is overkill..

Power supply - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
too much?

Case - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
nothing too fancy/expensive

Mobo/CPU - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Thought quad core would be good

RAM - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Video Card- Now this is where I'm especially lost - I've heard most video stuff now for editing and whatnot is dependent on the CPU, however particle engines use the video card. so i have no idea what to pick. some people have recommended a couple but i just have no idea what the differences are.

XFX Radeon HD 4870 - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
XFX Radeon HD 5750 - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
and a bunch of others

so if you could please advise me on a video card along with everything else that would be great

-thanks in advance- :hello: 

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December 16, 2009 2:42:48 PM

The mobo needs F4 BIOS to support the x4 cpu. There's a chance that the mobo at Tiger might have an older BIOS. Worst case scenario is no POST. Can be fixed by paying a store to flash the bios.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSuppo...

F4 2009/08/12

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Mod...

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The most important parts are the cpu/mobo/ram/psu. Don't cheap out on these. You can swap others out for cheaper ones.

Post a link to the particle engines.
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December 16, 2009 8:29:26 PM

so is that triple-core better/faster than the quad i had picked or u just recommending it for price
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December 17, 2009 5:54:39 AM

At stock, the 640 should beat the 720 in multiprocessing applications due his 4th core.
An unlocked 720 will easily surpass the 640 though. Also, ocing it past 3.5 GHz shouldn't be too much of a hassle.
It's a bit of a gamble though, either the 4th clock is disabled or damaged.
http://www.guru3d.com/news/phenom-ii-x3--enable-the-4th...
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