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Advice on Budget Video PC - Revised

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August 24, 2011 5:23:14 AM

Hey, I posted before regarding my interest in building a computer good enough to edit video on Avid with and got some very good advice. Here's what I'm thinking of using for my final build based on that info. Is there anything else you'd recommend I change before I go ahead with the purchases?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTS 450 1GB Video Card ($101.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $630.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


Approximate Purchase Date: A month from now (or sooner)

Budget Range: 500-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing, general computer use, gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, speakers, mouse, windows vista.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and/or wherever I can get decent parts.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: See above

Overclocking: No

Thanks again!
August 24, 2011 5:56:58 AM

Intel includes a technology in its processors called Quick sync for encoding video .

You should check whether your program supports this , or has an update to support this, and then if it does you might as well drop the graphics card and use the graphics on the cpu .
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