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$1000 Video Editing System

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March 20, 2010 6:49:32 PM

I have been out of the loop for quite some time now, as I have pursued other interests in my life. At this point in time I need advice on a system for Video Editing. I will be building it for a friend of mine, and all I know is that his primary use will be for video editing/web-surfing and anything but gaming. This system will not be overclocked in any way, it will also have to be relatively quiet as well. This will be purchased in Canada, so I would preferably use newegg.ca for the parts. Budget is $1000, Help me out!

-Btw, please no gaming cards, a 5450 will do..
March 21, 2010 7:59:41 AM

well you should get a Phenom II x4 because you get an i5 pretty much but just at a much better price, get a DDR3 board with about 6GB of DDR3 1200-1600 MHz RAM, shouldn't need anything more than a 7200RPM HDD and about 600W+ PSU
March 21, 2010 8:37:57 AM

dickcruz said:
well you should get a Phenom II x4 because you get an i5 pretty much but just at a much better price, get a DDR3 board with about 6GB of DDR3 1200-1600 MHz RAM, shouldn't need anything more than a 7200RPM HDD and about 600W+ PSU


I concur.
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March 21, 2010 1:36:03 PM

i've spoken to amateur video editors and they've all told me that it runs applications smooth because of the L3 cache as compared to the Core2Quads
March 21, 2010 1:57:28 PM

terror112 said:
I have been out of the loop for quite some time now, as I have pursued other interests in my life. At this point in time I need advice on a system for Video Editing. I will be building it for a friend of mine, and all I know is that his primary use will be for video editing/web-surfing and anything but gaming. This system will not be overclocked in any way, it will also have to be relatively quiet as well. This will be purchased in Canada, so I would preferably use newegg.ca for the parts. Budget is $1000, Help me out!

-Btw, please no gaming cards, a 5450 will do..


Hey! *Shake hands* :bounce:  I built my current PC for video editing as well. A friend's friend who did videos for a living recommended me the following:

1. As much fast RAM as can be afforded. He recommended 6GB tripple channel.

2. RAID-0 for video editing drive (where you store your clips). 7200rpm recommended.

3. Separate boot and video editing drives. This is to ensure that your system doesn't get bottle-necked at the HDD.

The rig in the sig is the result of those advices.
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