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June 5, 2010 5:00:22 AM

Hello, I have some old components and some new parts I've yet to buy and I was wondering if I could get some recommendations on compatibility and overall quality of the system which will be used for high-performance computer graphics and video editing.

I already own:

Radeon HD4870,

Samsung SATA Blu-ray Combo Drive,

ATX-size Case (sorry, no more details),

Antec EarthWatts 650,

and the usual keyboard, mouse, moniter, speakers etc.

I am looking to buy:

Core i5-750,

G.Skill DDR3-2000 Trident,

and ASUS P7P55D-E

Any help is greatly appreciated as I've had problems with compatibility before :) 
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June 5, 2010 3:35:59 PM

It looks like a reasonable mid to upper mid range system and should all work together with whatever hard disk you select.
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June 6, 2010 6:39:11 AM

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Get Ripjaws for the RAM, you dont need DDR3-2000.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but other than that, everything would work just fine.(you could also consider the AMD X6s for video editing..)


Thanks for the advice.

So you're saying that the difference between 2000 and 1600 is negligible and not worth the extra money ($30-$40 Australian)? I'm basing most of this on the recent 'best CPU/RAM for the money' articles from Tom's Hardware by the way, these are the articles:

G.Skill DDR3-2000 Trident: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/dual-channel-ram-dd...

Core i5-750: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-core-i5-...

However saving money does sound like a good idea if it doesn't cut down on performance.
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June 6, 2010 6:45:49 AM

rolli59 said:
It looks like a reasonable mid to upper mid range system and should all work together with whatever hard disk you select.


Thanks for the input, like I said this stuff scares me a little.

I have two hard disks, one is IDE and the other SATA. Its really the three new parts that worry me the most though, but the tick of approval is encouraging.
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June 6, 2010 7:12:28 AM

Timop was right - Im been with video editing for quite a long time you could consider AMD Phenom II X6 with g.skill rip jaws. This year I have a AMD Phenom II X4 955 with g.skill rip jaws 1333Mhz at 8Gb my HDD are 2 WD 640Gb on raid 0 for OS and another 2 for storage. Well for video I had HD 4770 crossfire you don't need a big card for video editing.
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June 7, 2010 7:35:23 AM

Best answer selected by LittleJohn47.
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