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Old 02-04-04, 02:48 PM
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How does this machine look for video editing/DVD burning?

Alright everyone,


How does this look:

Intel P4 2.6 Ghz CPU w/ Hyper Threading= $189.99

Asus - P4P8X - Socket 478 ATX Motherboard with Audio = $89.99

K-Byte Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory (2 x 512MB) = $189.99

XFX GeForce FX 5200 256MB DDR AGP8X with TV & DVI Video Card = $94.99

Ulead DVD Workshop 2 DVD Authoring Software = $495


So there it is. I just need a case w/ [power supply and I'll be set. I'll take the other components out of my old computer.


What does everyone think?

Is there anything I might be paying too much for?

Would anyone suggest I change anything?
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You might want to get a DVD burner.
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A week or two ago I bought a retail P4/2.6C from newegg.com for $169. I'd expect it to be cheaper now, with Intel's price cuts.

I'd get rid of the nVidia card. ATI and Matrox make much, much better cards where 2D display is required.
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I have the Sony DRU-510A from old machine


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I am getting the 800 Mhz FSB with Hyper Threading. Did yours have that?


If it did, let me know, I must have messed up doing my price comparisons!

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Old 02-04-04, 05:27 PM
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P4 2.6 w/HT 800mhz for $173 with free 2nd day shipping, from a more reliable vendor


http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...Code=80652-800


For video manipulation of any type it would be nice to have a fast hard drive as well.
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Originally posted by 4KRG
P4 2.6 w/HT 800mhz for $173 with free 2nd day shipping, from a more reliable vendor


http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...Code=80652-800


For video manipulation of any type it would be nice to have a fast hard drive as well.

Tiger Direct isn't reliable?


Is there a difference in the description if it says "Hyper Threading" and "Supports Hyper Threading Technology"?

Also, will the MoBo I picked out above support Hyper Threading?


And thanks for the link!
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TigerDirect is a reliable vendor. But NewEgg is MUCH BETTER all around! They are faster, easier, cheaper and willing to work with you. TigerDirect needs to work on their shipping department. They tend to send items without any shipping material to protect the contents in the box. NewEgg is superb! You can not go wrong paying the extra dollar (if by chance they are more expensive than the competition) to have that greater sense of comfort and peace of mind.
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"C" means 800MHz FSB and HT.

Newegg sell the 2.6c for $179 and the 2.8c for $187.

That motherboard should work fine for these processors.
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I'd go for a 10,000 RPM HD.
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Newegg is currently out of stock on the 2.6c. I got mine from them for around $165 during one of their sales.
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Those 10,000RPM SATA drives are sweet
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Personally, I think the 10,000RPM SATA drives are nice. But for what they cost, I don't think its worth the extra money. Especially for something like video editing, the more space you have the better off you will be. If you are really looking for performance, definitely go with a 7200RPM, 8MB buffer, SATA hard drive. But make sure you have plenty of fast RAM and a good processor. That's what it comes down to in the end.
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Newegg is simply the best place to buy computer parts. Hands down.

Also, As previously mentioned, an ATI card would serve you much better.

And K-byte RAM is alright. I personally prefer either Kingston, Corsair, or Crucial. They are all lower Latency...higher frequency to overclock if need be.
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Originally posted by lordzeppelin
Newegg is simply the best place to buy computer parts. Hands down.

Also, As previously mentioned, an ATI card would serve you much better.

And K-byte RAM is alright. I personally prefer either Kingston, Corsair, or Crucial. They are all lower Latency...higher frequency to overclock if need be.

I am open to any RAM.

Can someone explain to me how I determine what the best and most efficient type is, given the MoBo I selected?

Also what is the difference between RAM and DUAL CHANNEL RAM?
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wow

Newegg is now out of stock!

Tiger Direct has ggone from "In Storck" to "Usually ships in 7 to 10 days"


Should I try that zoom fly place? They do have the best deal
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New Egg has the 2.8 for $187

Zipzoomfly has it for $185 with free 2nd day shipping


Has anyone ordered from ZipZoomfly?

I am really trying to keep costs down. But for around $12 more dollars I can go from 2.6 to 2.8 and have Hyper Threading on both.

It's worth it in the long run, I'd say
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Originally posted by Sominex
Tiger Direct isn't reliable?

I never said that, I said zipzoomfly was MORE reliable.

More people have had issue with Tiger Direct than with Zipzoomfly, read around the net a bit. It's not that Tiger is bad, they are just not as good.

Here is an example, look at these two links.


http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1991.html


http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1983.html



Ordering from ZipZoomFly is perfectly safe and you will have your product in 2 days.


Newegg is an awesome vendor, I like them as well

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2121.html

They were just out of stock when I was posting a link.

As for the ram, if you are not going to overclock the ram you choose will work. If you want to overclock you should go with a better ram (like corsair or ocz, or maybe crucial)
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Originally posted by 4KRG
I never said that, I said zipzoomfly was MORE reliable.

More people have had issue with Tiger Direct than with Zipzoomfly, read around the net a bit. It's not that Tiger is bad, they are just not as good.

Here is an example, look at these two links.


http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1991.html


http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1983.html



Ordering from ZipZoomFly is perfectly safe and you will have your product in 2 days.


Newegg is an awesome vendor, I like them as well

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2121.html

They were just out of stock when I was posting a link.

As for the ram, if you are not going to overclock the ram you choose will work. If you want to overclock you should go with a better ram (like corsair or ocz, or maybe crucial)


Can you explain dual channel memory to me?
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Originally posted by Sominex
Can you explain dual channel memory to me?
In simple terms, it allows doubles the bandwidth to the memory.

Dual Channel can move twice as much data in the same amount of time as Single Channel (all else equal).

Where video editing is invovled, you will notice the speed, and it is worth it to purchase and enable dual channel.
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Oh god, more of that Newegg/Tiger Direct debate...

[sighs]

I have used TigerDirect exclusively for the past 5 years. Their prices are good, and they have never failed me. I am sure NewEgg is equal or better, but there are two ways in which Tiger Direct completely beats NewEgg: website navigation, and the name.

Besides, Tiger has gotten me some one of a kind items: pink optical mouse, pink keyboard, and a 6 in 1 reader that fits in the 3 1/2 inch slot..
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OK-

Here is what I am still looking for


1. P4 Mother Board (that can handle P4 2.8 800 Mhz FSB with HYPER THREADING) AND on board Firewire

2. A case WITH Firewire and USB 2.0 FRONT inputs


I am still open to an AMD CPU and MoBo. But I think I just got really hooked on the idea of a P4
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Originally posted by Sominex
I am still open to an AMD CPU and MoBo. But I think I just got really hooked on the idea of a P4
For MPEG compression, the P4 is a better choice right now.
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stick with the P4 and use either zipzoomfly or newegg IMO.

other ratings of tigerdirect
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/reta...cfm?storeid=30

Get memory from crucial, corsair or kingston as lordzepplin said. I would also lean towards ATi for the video card.

I might look at this MB also

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...=BROWSE&depa=1

review http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1930
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Originally posted by Sominex
1. P4 Mother Board (that can handle P4 2.8 800 Mhz FSB with HYPER THREADING) AND on board Firewire
I just recently bought an Abit IS7.

2. A case WITH Firewire and USB 2.0 FRONT inputs
I also recently bought an Antec Sonata case.
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Originally posted by gcribbs
stick with the P4 and use either zipzoomfly or newegg IMO.

other ratings of tigerdirect
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/reta...cfm?storeid=30

Get memory from crucial, corsair or kingston as lordzepplin said. I would also lean towards ATi for the video card.

I might look at this MB also

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...=BROWSE&depa=1

review http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1930


I do LOVE crucial! Do they offer the twin packs of dual channel RAM? (2X512?) (at the highest speed the CPU could handle of course)

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