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May 13, 2011 7:44:08 PM

Hi all,

My budget for this PC is around $400. I have tried to come up with a rig but each time I'm over $100 to $200. I would like to get your opinion for a budget pc.

I want to build a computer from scratch that is primarily for video editing. The program I have is Adobe Premier Pro and here is a list of its hardware requirements:

Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU–accelerated performance;
Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)

I need everything except for software. I already have windows 7 64 bit and the adobe master collection. Also, I would rather go with an AMD processor to help lower the cost and get the best value.

thanks guys

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May 13, 2011 11:59:14 PM

The budget is small. You want just to transcode videos?
May 14, 2011 12:18:06 AM

Ya thats what I was thinking will how low do you think i could go?

I want to be able to edit videos shot from my goPro.

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May 14, 2011 1:53:20 AM

MSI 880GM-E41
AMD Phenom II X4 955
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
LG Black 22X DVD+R
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W
HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition


If you want to game you can add later a video card. You can also try some good free video editors like Handbrake or Avidemux.
May 14, 2011 2:24:54 AM

:hello:  hey,
Here is a build.

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz $89.99

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $54.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 39.99

dual- Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache $39.99x2

For Raid which is always good for video!

Dual ASUS Black 24X DVD+R $43.98x2

For Video i always reccomend dual Dvd Writers

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply$59.99

Xigmatek ASGARD II Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $29.99

Tghis is a pretty good build, and ahs all of the elements needed for a multimedia. It is almost impossible to include a descreet graphics card with your budget but still is an awsome build!

May 24, 2011 4:35:55 AM

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