Building a PC for image processing and video capturing

Hi!

I'm planning to build my own PC and would appreciate input from all you experts out there.


Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: £750-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Image processing/restoration (photoshop Elements), capture analog video, scanning (ocr/image), ripping/burning, transfer audio from analogue source (tapes, LP's etc.), word processing, web browsing.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, advanced graphic card for gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reliable European or Scandinavian web site of interest

Country of Origin: Sweden

Parts Preferences: Thought about Intel i3 or i5 but I'm not stuck with either.

Overclocking: sounds too risky

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Should I use an external or internal video capture card?

Cheers!
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  1. UK or Scandinavia?
  2. I live in Sweden (Scandinavia) if that is what you meant.
  3. I hope I converted the currency right.

    Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=593815
    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=594275
    Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 4GB
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    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
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    Sony Optiarc DVD±RW burner
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    Hauppauge! WinTV-HVR2200
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=353551
    Silver Power SP-SS750M 750W
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    6.517,00

    http://www.komplett.se/k/cart.aspx

    + a case you like
  4. Cheers mosox, looks interesting!

    A little feedback on this set up;

    I noticed you choosed AMD over Intel. Does this AMD processor have equivalent performance of the Intel i3 or i5 series?

    I thought of adding a 40 or 60GB SSD disk dedicated to the OS. Do you think doing so would justify an additional £100 or so in terms of speed improvement?

    BR,

    Anders
  5. I picked that one because it's a six core and probably you will do multitasking (capture and and a CPU demanding application like Adobe CS in the same time). It's slower than an Intel at the same price point in single threaded applications (still fast enough) but better overall in multitasking and more futureproof.

    This faster one has a good price, you can get it:
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=594273

    I wouldn't get a SSD right now, the prices for the SSDs are dropping, next year you can get one (you need a larger one, not just for the operating system). You can get a smaller fast regular HDD for the operating system and keep the bigger one for storage.
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=491821

    The PSU is probably overkill and you can get a cheaper one but I need to know what video card do you have.
  6. Hi!


    I haven't decided on what sort of video card to get yet. It all comes down to whether i should pick an onboard or external card to capture analog video.
  7. If you want to record TV signal you need a capture card (tuner with recording) but you still need a video card onboard or dedicated. For viewing stuff, onboard video is good enough. That's a mobo with onboard video
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=597748
    If you get this you won't need a video card unless you're gaming.

    LE And if you don't get a very powerful video card you can drop the PSU to that one
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=338686
  8. mosox said:
    If you want to record TV signal you need a capture card (tuner with recording) but you still need a video card onboard or dedicated. For viewing stuff, onboard video is good enough. That's a mobo with onboard video
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=597748
    If you get this you won't need a video card unless you're gaming.

    LE And if you don't get a very powerful video card you can drop the PSU to that one
    http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=338686



    Hi again!

    I previously stated that I wasn't sure of what video card to pick. I might go for the Black Magic Intensity Pro - http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/techspecs/.

    Further, I've read some reviews on the AMD processors you recommended (AMD Phenom II X6 1090T/1055T) and they've both seem to score well.

    Concepts that keeps recuring when reading these reviews are "Multi Threading" and "Single Threading" as in multi-threaded/single-threaded applications.

    I have to admit that I'm not sure what sort of applications specifically can be considered as multi and single threaded and to which extent this concerns my computing needs (i.e. using Photoshop Elements, Video capturing software, scanning software etc.).

    Cheers!
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