2nd External HDD for storage (Once I get used to the computer and programs)
Optical Drive Probably a Lite On or Sony $40
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: 110
PowerUp! Internal Multi Card Reader with Floppy - OEM $25
Do not need KB /Mouse / Monitor etc.and will not be playing games.
One concern is compatibility in the above,
another is is it overkill although I do want reasonable speed in the video editing process.
Would appreciate any and all suggestions and ‘am trying to keep
this between $1200 / $1300
My time frame is about four weeks and the prices I list are an approximation of what is
shown this week at various web sites and I know that they can all go up or down between
now and when I actually buy. My problem is what should I be buying ?
If you're not a pro, then maybe 4GB RAM might suffice, but Photoshop just loves RAM. For professionals, 8GB is just the starting point. Also, you don't want DDR. You need DDR3 1600 Mhz (preferably CL7).
Also, for just 30 bucks extra, the 460 1GB version makes a lot of sense. I'll go with - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi). Brands are a personal preference, but you can,t really go wrong with Asus, Giga, MSI, XFX, etc.
Thanks for your reply, couldn’t get back to you earlier. Still looking for suggestions and
comments for a non-gaming computer and have now come up with the following new
configuration and new $$ figures.
And finally this at Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low
Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK $155.99
Free OCZ 4GB flash drive w/ purchase, ends 9/30
Which would be the correct RAM ?
and any other comments on the configuration,
GPU : MSI is pretty good. I won't hesitate to go with it if I get a good deal.
RAM : I'm no expert on this, but IMO 4 sticks would cause more strain on the memory controller and the motherboard chipset. It would take slightly longer for the CPU to add and retrieve data from 4 sticks as opposed to 2.
I also value the possibility to upgrade to 16GB in the future so I'll probably go for that.
Experts-Exchange.com - Lower sized sticks being discussed - 4 X 1GB vs 2 X 2GB. But you'll get the point.
"It's better to use 2 2GB modules -- not for any appreciable speed difference (although there may be a small advantage -- more in a bit) -- but for a more reliable memory subsystem.
Most desktop systems use unbuffered RAM modules -- this results in very large loads on the address and data buses when you have more than 2 modules installed, and can significantly degrade the signalling on these buses. The memory subsystem "sees' one load per memory chip -- so with 2 modules installed, that's up to 32 loads (with double-sided modules) ... and with 4 modules installed that's as many as 64 electrical loads on the bus. Some systems automatically adjust for this higher load by either increasing the voltage a small amount; reducing the clock frequency of the memory (thus slightly slowing it down); or by adding a cycle to the SPD's latency setting (again, slightly slowing it down). These adjustments help keep the memory subsystem reliable -- but mean that 4 x 1GB modules would be slightly slower than 2 x 2GB modules on these systems. But regardless of whether there's any timing differences, the memory will definitely be more reliable with only 2 modules." - Link
I couldn't make any sense of your last link. It actually is a list of all the products Newegg sells, I think.
Also, your Antec link goes to the homepage, not any particular product.
Disregard much og what was in my last post - seems that I’m having problems in
copy and paste and also formatting. Lets hope this goes OK.
I read over your last comments and also done a lot of online reading trying to learn a
little more - though it seems that most of the forums and review sites concentrate on
gaming and not really much on (beginners) video rigs.
I pretty much grasped what you’re saying about number of RAM modules - and there’s
an interesting comment along those lines at the bjorn3d.com site below.
Anyway, below is what I’ll probably finish up with, but with my buying date still about
4 weeks away, I’ll keep reading online - it’s amazing the changes I’ve made in 3 - 4