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Upgrade for video editing

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April 25, 2010 11:24:58 AM

Hi,
I am currently looking to upgrade several components on my computer. I use it for video editing/compositing. I have been overwhelmed with so many different options in the store so any advice would be great.

I have limited budget, US$650. My current system is a fairly old pentium D, 2Gb ram.
From what i have read I think I will upgrade motherboard, processor and ram.

Is this the bets way to use my money? What components would be best for that price range?

Thanks

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April 25, 2010 12:10:43 PM

Well, if you're going to reuse your case/HDD/PSU/graphic card etc, then I suggest you get this:

Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz - $199.99
ASUS P7P55D-E LX - $134.99
G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600MHz ~ $120

That's ~ $455. If you're still using IDE, then I suggest you upgrade and get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB or WD Caviar Black 1TB for ~ $90. That would bring your total up to $545. If you don't mind maxing your budget, then get a Core i7 860 too will you're at it for $90 more - otherwise I'd just pick up another 4GB of RAM if you are doing heavy video editing.
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