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Old 02-09-04, 11:54 PM
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Help me finish my computer

Im taking the plunge and building my own computer.

Im going to be using this machine mostly for Photoshop, internet crap, and maybe some future video editing. My gf does teacher work.

I have old monitor keyboard and mouse.

What I have
MB Intel - D850EMV2 - new
CPU - Intel P4 2.4 - new
Tower - new
Floppy - in use
CD - in use
CD Burner - in use

Need
Video card
HD
Memory
whateva else you think I need

Actually I could use a better monitor for digital photo editing

So fire away and let me know
Old 02-10-04, 06:44 AM
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Video card: Radeon 9600XT, although, if you're going to be doing video capture at some point might want to look at getting a 9600 All-in-Wonder.
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Possibly a network card if the MB doesn't have a built in one.
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No-one mentioned a Power Supply? Is it part of the package then?
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Power supply is with the case...

How about cheap qualiy memory?
I think I need RDRAM

Good HD's?

anything?

Whats the benifit of an ALL-IN-WONDER vs a reg vid card with expansion when I get around to video editing?
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For hds, stick with the big three; Seagate, WD, and Maxtor, get the biggest you can get and do not partition it into a million drives. Look for sales that end up with 1/2 dollar per gig, that's generally a good price.
Old 02-12-04, 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by Tommy Ceez
Power supply is with the case...

How about cheap qualiy memory?
I think I need RDRAM

Good HD's?

anything?

Whats the benifit of an ALL-IN-WONDER vs a reg vid card with expansion when I get around to video editing?
If your video editing will include video capture then an All-In-Wonder is a good choice as it is set up for that, you won't need a separate card for video capture. However, if you are not doing video capture or want to get a separate card for it later, than a regular 9600 would be fine.
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Look at certain deal sites for the HD, I just recently got a 80GB 7200rpm maxtor for $25 after rebates. A guy at work got a 160GB for $60 after rebates, so there are definately deals around. I would partition the drive into two or three sections: One for the OS, one for data, and possibly another for finished videos.

Memory, I'd get at least 512MB but probably a gig if you can afford it.

Do you have a DV Camera? Then you'll probably need a firewire card. I'd also consider getting a DVD -+/R RW drive, their prices have been dropping and they are becoming easliy affordable.

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