Sensible, small, fast system?

Hello,
Does it make any sense to mate an Atom330+NVIDIA ION motherboard to a SSD hard drive (64GB, say) running Windows 7 (Home Premium), with 4GB memory? I'm not into heavy games at all; but I do some video editing (using Pinnacle Studio). I also run statistical software with graphics (e.g., R) -- this doesn't seem to tax my system too much.

Thanks for any comments you may have.
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  1. Data access time would be shortened so speed boost would probably be noticeable.
  2. Atoms struggle the moment your needs grow outside surfing the net / word processing so negative Apps loading times would be made moot by task execution/completion times @@
  3. as batuchka said, Atoms are incredibly weak processors.

    go for a core i3, or an athlon II.
  4. wardster41 said:
    Hello,
    Does it make any sense to mate an Atom330+NVIDIA ION motherboard to a SSD hard drive (64GB, say) running Windows 7 (Home Premium), with 4GB memory? I'm not into heavy games at all; but I do some video editing (using Pinnacle Studio). I also run statistical software with graphics (e.g., R) -- this doesn't seem to tax my system too much.

    Thanks for any comments you may have.


    I think not.

    Statistical programs and video editing can be cpu intensive. The atom is cheap but weak,
    I would look to one of the 32nm clarkdale cpu's. The G6950 or i3-530 with integrated graphics would be very good.
    I love the idea of a SSD for the OS. You need about 15gb for the OS. If all of your files can fit on 32gb or 64gb, then a ssd is a great idea. Otherwise, I suggest a 40gb ssd for the os, and a larger cheap conventional hard drive for your data.
  5. Thanks for the advice! It looks like the SSD is a good idea, but won't compensate entirely for a weak processor. So, I'm thinking I should look for an i3 or i5 with decent on-board graphics as a mobo. I seriously doubt that any video I put together will be longer than 45 min to 1 hr. SFF appeals to me, so I'm thinking mini ATX.

    This isn't going to happen real soon, but maybe later this year. I suppose a lot will change from now till then....
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