Advice on Video Production System

BUDGET RANGE: up to $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing / Playback

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, soundcard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

SPACE REQUIREMENTS: 10" high, 19" deep including all cable connections. Unit will be enclosed in a cabinet with approx 1" ventilation along the back wall.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Looking for a system for primarily video editing with:
http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/powerdirector-software.html

System will also be for video/audio playback. Audio will be through an external USB mixer. Video through RCA composite (either an internal connection or an external converter are suitable)

KB / Mouse: Need at least 30 ft range CANNOT be Line Of Sight
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  1. I use a Shuttle XPC (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101083)as my video editing machine. I have an Opteron 1354 CPU, 4GB DDR2 RAM, a FireGL V3600 PCI-E GPU, 2 Samsung monitors (205BW), 2 HDDs (500GB and 640GB), and a Plextor DVD-RW. It performs great, is very quiet, and gets the job done well.

    I recommend the XPC with lower wattage Phenom II/Athlon II X4 CPU (94W or less). I would also suggest a dual monitor config to allow for editing on one screen and viewing on the other.

    Keyboard, mouse, HDDs, and BD/DVD burner up to you. I would also recommend Win 7 Pro 64-bit as your OS.

    Good luck!!!
  2. Personally, I like all but the monitor. I would recommend a couple of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001383

    You get 16:9 format for about the same cost. Samsung makes a great monitor (generally) as well. Let us know how the build goes.
  3. Thanks. I talked to someone I know, and they were of the opinion that a Quad Core would overheat in this case. I don't know if this is true or not.
  4. I have a quad core Opteron 1354 in mine right now. I pound the CPU pretty hard and NEVER have a heat problem. Absolutely not a problem as the included HSF (with heatpipes) is very efficient AND quiet. Your call, but makes a great video production system for me, I highly recommend it given your requirements. Good luck!
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