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Windows 7: I'm Constructing a Computer for Video Editing


11 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
I'm Constructing a Computer for Video Editing

Hi, I'm buying a quad-core processor for video editing, the AMD Phenom II X4 965, and here's the hard drive I'm considering right now. I'll be running Windows 7 64-bit. So my question is: What motherboard would you recommend? I admittedly know little about hardware, but I know I want one that's both compatible with these two and can hold up to 16 gigs of RAM.

Any suggestions?

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11 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Not too familiar with AMD products, but I will look some up, I recently built a system for a mate that insisted on AMD, so I'll find the spec sheet in my filing cabinet (box behind my desk)
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11 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I'd recommmend this drive instead of the one that you link to:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

(1.5TB, otherwise the same Caviar Black as in your link, including the 64MB cache and dual processors.). The 1TB drive is $95US, the 1.5TB is $110, both with free shipping. Seems like a better deal. I just bought one. Works well. (My OS drive is an SSD.)

I'm not familiar with current AMD motherboards. If you buy one from Newegg, be wary of the open box deals: they don't guarantee that the package will include an I/O shield. (Not fatal, but annoying.) Out of pure prejudice, I'd stay with a board with an AMD chipset. This ones looks sexy:

Newegg.com - MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

(Assumes that you don't need more than one PCI slot.) It's not much more expensive than the more mundane motherboards.
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11 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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15 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Any suggestions for good graphics cards?
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15 Jul 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrinkledlion View Post
Any suggestions for good graphics cards?
As a builder I always recommend to clients is the PSU is your cornerstone and its usually the last item on the agenda, always overpower your system because as you upgrade your system power demands grow, especially with grafix cards.
As a fellow videographer I was more inclined to go with the AMD X2 black box because in video work (My work is in post production, copy edit) I need a fast processor and a fair amount of ram. Storage becomes a big issue especiall with Hi Def, Blue Ray. Where a simple dvd would take up 3-4 gigs, BD uses up to 50 gigs, also you need a reliable storage medium and my personal choice would be Seagates. If you are going with AMD use ATI grafix cards with HDMI/DVI outputs.
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15 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

My thoughts have been that Video editing requires lots of CPU and Memory and the modern high end Video cards are designed for game playing and are not necessary for Video editing. I understand there are some very expensive cards designed for video editing but way out of my budget. Any thoughts on this?

Jim
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