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Video Editing build, $800 max

Last response: in Systems
July 5, 2011 7:47:55 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the month

Budget Range: 800 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing, gaming, average use

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: usa

Parts Preferences: amd I guess

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: unsure

Additional Comments: My friend wants to build a computer because his macbook isn't cutting it. My question is do you have to go big on a video card for video editing and would it benefit from 6 core processor or is 4 cores enough. Also can he run windows and a mac os or is it either or.

What I'm thinking of so far.


AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz

Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader

HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723015BLA642 (0F12114) 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC602 600W ATX12V Ver.2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE

EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

TP-LINK TL-WN781ND Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, WPA, WPA2

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD

total of $802
July 6, 2011 4:35:20 AM

^ I do like AMD, but if you want a very fast Video editing build, then the Sandybridge CPUs are the way to go,...
Even the i5 2500K would offer very good performance,... Also can be overclocked easy, then will offer even better performance,...
Also check out the Quick-Sync which is available with the SB CPUs,...

Video card - This one is cheaper