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IntelCore2 Duo or Athlon X2

What is the best processor for movie making? I am purchasing a new computer and it must be able to create videos and play vidoes without lag time. I would prefer a laptop but I will buy a desktop it you feel it is better. Thanks.
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  1. What software will you be using? If it's multi-threaded a quad core CPU would be a good idea.
    A desktop with its better quad core options will give you more processing power and also cost less.
    What budget are you working with?
  2. WR2 said:
    What software will you be using? If it's multi-threaded a quad core CPU would be a good idea.
    A desktop with its better quad core options will give you more processing power and also cost less.
    What budget are you working with?



    Thank you for replying so quickly. I will be using Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9. I am not a pro at this so I am looking for something less than $700. I will be using the computer for other things so as Microsoft Office, Photo editing, and of course the internet. The cheaper the better but I don't want to skimp on anything needed to make the video part of my work.l
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    For $700, you may be better off with a desktop. Do you already happen to own any parts - a monitor, keyboard, etc?
  4. frozenlead said:
    For $700, you may be better off with a desktop. Do you already happen to own any parts - a monitor, keyboard, etc?



    Frozenlead,

    Yes I have a desktop that I am thinking about replacing. It has a 19 inch screen and wireless keyboard and mouse. Thanks for your suggestion.
  5. frozenlead said:
    For $700, you may be better off with a desktop. Do you already happen to own any parts - a monitor, keyboard, etc?



    Frozenlead

    Is there a particular brand that I should be considering that would have the specs I would need?
  6. For video editing in a budget, i think the must-buy is athlon II x4 620:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103706&cm_re=athlon_II_x4-_-19-103-706-_-Product
  7. Great. Thanks for your help.
  8. This is why you want to be looking at quad core CPUs.


    And in your budget range you'll get a bigger bang for your buck with a desktop PC.
    Not that a dual core laptop won't run the program. If you're needing a laptop anyway, get the fastest dual core CPU you can squeeze into your budget.
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