New Beginning Video Editing PC

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Month, can wait till black friday if the deals online can save lots of $$

Budget Range: Looking to keep it as low as possible. Under 400 would be ideal.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some Pinnacle Studio, Web, Email, maybe some Photoshop.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, never tried others suggestions welcomed.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Open to any CPU, looking like an AMD for costs and performance atm however.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

I am not really an expert on ram so I might need the most help there and I have not been keeping up with AMD's line so it's like Chinese right now. I don't know what's new or what's old. I know ideally for Intel you'd want a i7 but that's out of the question. I was thinking more i3 or low end i5. From reading this is the build I've got so far. Improvements and suggestions most def. welcomed. Thank You.

Antec Three Hundred + BP430

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB


AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

ASUS 24X DVD Burner

That totals up to $448.79. I'm stuck on the video card as i have no idea what's really needed. I don't need to game at all but an hdmi out would be nice but not required.

Also what's performance on those new APU's from AMD, because this combo looks nice to me.

Thanks for any help and advice. :D
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    The AMD Llano APUs are not designed for heavy work. They are more suited to HTPC and Laptops.

    Make the judgement for yourself from these benchmarks:

    Don't forget that the AMD Llano can be overclocked to 3.2 GHz fairly safely with a voltage boost. The Phenom will be easier to overclock with its unlocked multiplier.
  2. Nice this helps a ton. What about video card suggestions. I'm pretty positive they don't play any role in the editing of video am I correct?
  3. A lot of new GPUs actually accelerate video editing. At the moment however this really depends on the application that you plan to use.

    For example, Adobe Premiere Pro can be accelerated by NVidia CUDA which is their GPU Compute platform supported by all of NVidia's current offerings. Premiere Pro also accelerates on AMD GPUs with ATI Stream technology. This should be supported on the AMD Llanos

    Sony Vegas from a quick google also supports CUDA and OpenCL acceleration (CUDA for NVidia cards, while OpenCL works on both NVidia and AMD)

    If you are getting a computer without an APU (integrated graphics) then NVidia card would probably be the best. Try looking for something like the GTS 440 or 450. This should help a little with rendering and give you some more output options, while not costing a fortune.
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