Help on building a computer for converting

im am in the middle of building a computer

i am ONLY going to use this computer to covert dixv/avi to svcd/dvd

i would like to keep the cost below $1500 canadian with a dvd burner

any suggestions?

i just need it to convert 25 minute movies at faster speeds than realtime
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  1. Pentium 4 3.0ghz / 800 Socket478 NorthWood CORE $449
    ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE Intel 875 Chipset $342
    512meg x 2 (1gig) CORSAIR TwinX XMS3200 $439
    SeaGate 80 gig 7200rpm Barracuda 7200.7 SATA $137
    SeaGate 80 gig 7200rpm Barracuda 7200.7 SATA $137
    DVD/CD Burner IDE LG GSA-4040B $269
    ATI RADEON 9600Pro GeXcube 128meg $229
    +case, keyboard,mouse

    thats in australian $$$ so it should be about 1500 canadian

    <A HREF="" target="_new">3dmark2001</A>

    2.4C @ 3.0G
    Asus P4C800
    Corsair 2x512 3200
    Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
    80G Seagate S-ATA150
  2. Yeah, you'll definitely want a p4, since their high clockspeeds make them ideal for encoding.

    <A HREF="" target="_new">Yay, I Finally broke the 12k barrier!!</A>
  3. thanks people but can somone also post a amd based computer?
  4. why do you want amd? or do you just want to compare prices? the intel setup really would be faster at encoding movies. cs game server -
  5. AMD won't encode ANY movie nearly as fast as any modern P4. I recommend you get a 2.8P4C and OC it to 3.3ish and use that. You might also want two raptors and not two Seagate 80GB drives if you're that serious about it.

    There is NO justification for getting an AMD based system in this case unless you were limited to 500-600. I know you hate having to pay more for Intels for your company and all, but they will kill any AMD based system within your price range.

    Damn Rambus.
  6. wow you rememeber my old post i just want amd more more a comparison and i only pay 60% prices on amd parts.

    also i heard alot about the raptor drives but why are they so much better so what that they spin at 10000rpm how does that help. and they are only 36gig when 1 30 minute episode takes up 2.3 gig.

    i was always afraid to overclock and i was wondering would i be able to overclock to a 3.3 would i have to buy a better cooling system. I currently have a external water cooling system installed in my current computer
  7. >AMD won't encode ANY movie nearly as fast as any modern P4

    BS. It all depends which app you use. From what I remember from another post, this guy ues TMPGenc (like I do). I searched a bit for benchmarks and came up with this:

    <A HREF="" target="_new"></A> (pretty old)

    <A HREF="" target="_new"></A>

    Look closely at the second one, and you'll see even Barton 3000+ beating the pants off a 3.0 or 3.06 P4.

    I can't find any Athlon 64 results of TMPGenc, if someone can, please share, but I wouldnt be suprised to see the A64 leading by a wide ammount on this app. On other mpeg encoding apps, you'll see the A64 being at least very close to the P4C. In 64 bit, DivX encoding gets another 20% boost, see <A HREF="" target="_new"> this link </A>. IF the original poster gets a 60% discount on AMD gear, he'd be nuts to get an intel system. The A64 3200+ costs $399 on pricewatch, minus 60% gets me $159. He can't even buy a P4C 2.4 for that money.

    = The views stated herein are my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my wife. =
  8. you guys have good memory i DO use TMPGEnc cause it rocks. and i would like it to be amd cause i get parts alot cheaper. Should i get the athlon64? does it have something like intels hyper-threading
  9. Wow, I've never even heard of TMPGenc, but since he uses it and it runs faster on Athlons, I'd get an A64 if I were him. As for the 60% discount, I thought it was he only paid for 60% of the price. Either way, that deal is sweetened by the fact that the Athlons out run the P4s.

    Damn Rambus.
  10. if you can fit an A64 in your budget, by all means get one. It doesnt have hyperthreading, but it performs damn well even without it. It does have an integrated memory controller, hypertransport and it will run 64 bit apps when they come out. DivX encoding improves by almost 20% in 64 bit mode.

    = The views stated herein are my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my wife. =
  11. ok thanks what is the differnece with hyper transport from hyper threading?

    and P.S. i pay ` and i get @ off.
  12. ok thanks what is the differnece with hyper transport from hyper threading?

    and P.S. i pay % 60 and i get % 40 off.
  13. hypertransport is a bus to connect the chipsets/cpu together

    hyperthreading is used by intel cpu's to process multiple threads of data at the same time.

    If it isn't a P6 then it isn't a procesor
    110% BX fanboy
  14. Quote:
    Wow, I've never even heard of TMPGenc

    Here's another TMPGEnc user

    <b><A HREF="" target="_new">My Website</A></b>

    <b><A HREF="" target="_new">My Rig & 3DMark score</A></b>
  15. See my post here ( for info on my AMD and Intel systems, the encoing speeds I get and the software I use to make DVD's (I also used the same software to make SVCD's before I got my DVD burner) Also see for much info.

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