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DELL Optiplex 780 for video editing

Hello,
I have Dell Optiplex 780 machine with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 3.0 GHz core2Duo Intel processor and 500 WD HDD. What other Hardware should I add in to make this system work smoothly for editing and animation. I do not have a separate graphic card but the mobo built in graphic card is 1GB. I need your expert advice to make my system work smoothly.
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  1. Your biggest benefit would be to add a discrete graphics card if you have a PCIe slot for it. I suggest HD5570 which is much more powerful than the integrated.
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    780 optiplex has enough room for a few upgrades, do you have the 305-watt Dell power supply or 285-watt, need to check.
    I assume it's the 305-watt.
    what operating system are you running.?
    what's your budget on spending.?


    Thanks for your time.... I am having Windows 7, 64 bit operating system. 305 Wt power supply is pre-installed. Has been using Adobe CS3 Premier and After Effects in my other machine. Now Wants to upgrade to Adobe CS5 Premier and After Effects at 64 bit with this DELL 780.

    I can spend like US $300. Hope I can get something within that range.

    Thanks for your help
    Rais
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    we can work with that.
    gotta open up presents, be back..



    Oh yeah, that's more important. Merry Christmas to you. Enjoy the moments.
  4. Thank you for the detailed
    reply....... I appreciate your help.

    Things are getting clearer to me. The only question in my mined is do I really need that Hi-Fi graphic card??? I mean, I don't game really.... I only need the system to be able to work smoothly for video editing and 3D and 2D animation work. Do you really think I should go for such graphic cards???

    I agree with the idea to upgrade to Core 2 Quad. I am still not sure if the there is enough room to fit a Dual Slot card on this board. I think I will have to consult a technical person who can suggest me after having a look at the board. But I have pasted below some technical information that I have taken from the Technical Guide of the system....

    Chipset: Intel Q45 Express Chipset w/ICH10DO

    SYSTEM BOARD CONNECTORS
    NOTE: See Detailed Engineering Specifications for maximum card dimensions.
    Note: Mini Tower supports full height card

    PCI Slot(s): number of 2 slots
    PCIe x16 Slot: number of 1 slot
    PCIe x1 Slot: number of 1 slot
    Flexbay 1 slot
    Serial ATA (SATA) 4 ports


    Integrated Intel GMA 4500 Integrated on system board

    Enhanced Graphic/Video Options
    DVI (Digital) Adapter Card Optional card

    1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT330 with DVI or VGA and S-Video Out (adapters convert to dual DVI or dual VGA) Optional card

    512MB ATI RADEON HD 4550 Graphics with dual DVI or VGA and S-Video Out (adapters convert to dual DVI or dual VGA) Optional card

    256MB ATI RADEON HD 3450 Graphics with dual DVI or VGA and S-Video Out (adapters convert to dual DVI or dual VGA) Optional card

    256MB ATI RADEON HD 3470 Graphics with Dual DP (adapters convert to dual DVI or dual VGA) Optional card

    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE with dual DVI or VGA and S-Video Out (adapters convert to dual DVI or dual VGA) Optional card
    NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 (adapters covert to quad DVI or DP) Optional card

    Thanks a lot for your help and time.

    Rais
  5. A discrete card will help with the editing it will free up system memory used by the integrated card. Cards like HD5570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875 or GT240 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130533 are single slot and are superior to the integrated when it comes to HD video editing.
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