Budget encoding system

Approximate Purchase Date: now

Budget Range: 200 (hate rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: encode 1500 videos and then will be used for surfing the internet and burning dvds

Parts Not Required: speakers, monitor, hard drive (will use 2.5 inch 160 gb hard drive from my old netbook since prices are absurd for hard drives right now), and os (will use linux since handbrake is on there)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anywhere that has the best price

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: want a small case

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: want a small case and a system that can physically handle the encoding without dying on me, i understand it wont be superfast considering the budget

here are the 2 processors im considering

AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX

Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G530
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  1. ah never mind, didn't read the original post properly so you do use handbreak. Then the x264 bench will accurately reflect your need. They are neck to neck, G530 is tie with x2 250, so G540 is tie with x2 260 and G540 price is only $67. I would go with the intel one.

  2. isnt the GPU and RAM more important in encoding/decoding videos?
    i think those 2 parts increase the FPS most...
  3. no not really in this case since he uses handbreak which is CPU encoding that doesn't use GPU, RAM helps but budget is really small to fit much in.
  4. it doesnt need to be super fast i just want something to get the job done
  5. BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $50
    ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $60

    Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz $57

    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $21
    mind you the motherboard only has 2 ram slot so you will have to replace the ram in the future when you want to go for 8Gb.

    take your pick of slim case.
  6. Just get this G620 + motherboard + case + ram + psu. $184
  7. Can't get much smaller than uITX, fairly cheap too.

    MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186211
    $54 Foxconn H67S LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX
    Case+PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811153127
    $45 Foxconn RM233+FSP150-50GLT Black / Silver 0.6mm SGCC Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 150W Power Supply
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399
    $73 Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086
    $28 Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

    Total: $200 + S&H (not counting MIR, or combo/special)(free ship, except case)

    Save up another $40 and grab one of these later: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125378
    $40 GIGABYTE GV-R645D3-512I Radeon HD 6450 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile ($20 MIR)
  8. just purchased a amd phenom x3 8250e from compusa for 39.96

    looked like a real good deal to me

    anyone have any thoughts on that?

    also could someone recomend a cheap motherboard and heatsink to utilize this in

    thanks alot for everyones help
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