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March 28, 2010 6:24:02 AM

Hi,
I plan to build a pc and used mainly to edit video. What is the average Intel CPU should I purchase? Please recommend a mother board also
Thanks for your help.

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March 28, 2010 6:47:24 AM

Is this professional grade editing or home and whats your budget?

This should be a good start to compare CPUs. That needs to be figured out before worrying about the mobo.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?b=2
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March 28, 2010 7:27:57 AM

Just home video editing, not professional. Have about $600.00 for CPU/MoBo/RAM. Aready have other components.

Thanks skora.
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March 28, 2010 4:17:02 PM

For just home editing, a regular quad core would be a good place to start.

Depending on just how much you wanted to spend, ram should be same for all options: $90 amir
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Athlon II 635 x4 $120, mobo $80 (if you have a vid card, otherwise, you'll want a 785G, 790GX, or 890GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

+$40 can get the 955be
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Something on the AMD route that might be interesting if you can wait is the Phenom II x6. Will be about $300 or under, get a 890GX mobo and ram, and you'll still be under $600 total.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/PAX-AMD-Phenom-II-X6,1...

Intel (both would require a GPU), the i5 750 would be a great chip and total around $500.

You'd actually have enough to get the i7 860. Both are quad cores, but the 860 is hyper threading, so the programs (if multi threaded) will think there's 8. It's $80 more than the i5 750.

Just watch the USB 3.0 and Sata III stuff on intel. Goofy:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,25...
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