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Old 09-05-2005, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default A first attempt

Here is my first attempt at an audio/video production PC. I encourage you to point out poor decisions, compatibility issues, etc. Fee free to tell me to start frm scratch - I just want a system around this pricetag that's going to boot up after I put everything together. Also, did I miss ANYTHING? Like if I ordered just this list and windows xp is that all I would need, or are there any ther nit picky things that I forgot?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813130484 $130 Motherboard
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103456 $465 Processor
AMD Opteron 250 SledgeHammer 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 940 Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16835106036 $38 Heatsink
Thermaltake Silent Boost K8 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211130 $100 Ram (3) =$300
A-DATA 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144183 $87 Hard drive (2) = $174
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200P0 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827140008 $49 DVD/CD r-w (2) =$98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811112024 $115 Case
Lian Li PC-65 USB B2 Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814102466 $254 Graphix
SAPPHIRE 100600L-Red Radeon X800PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16815106506 $22 usb2.0 / Firewire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817111602 $37 3.5 usb/firewire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820401102 $15 Mem. Card Rdr

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16821103202 $8 Floppy Drive

$1700 budget

Thank You!

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Old 09-05-2005, 09:24 PM   #2
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Whoa! massive issue. That mobo and that cpu don't match. That cpu is socket 940 and that mobo socket 939! Holy smokes... yeah, you're gonna want something like an amd x2 4400+. By the way... all those links are dead. And I wouldn't go for no-name ram. Just isn't worth the problems that could occur. Go with corsair, ocz, or geil. Here's links for the stuff:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103497 for the cpu. Yeha, you need the OS. Xp pro preferrably... and the ram... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575
is what I got at. If you want (if I'm thinking correctly) 3gb, 2gb is enough for any video editing. Your mobo is most likely dual channel, so you'll be needing this... hope this helps...

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Old 09-05-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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Wouldn't adm X2 be better for audio/video stuff?
And since u are doing audio stuff u might want to get a soundcard too.
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:56 PM   #4
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Yes, please do get an Athlon 64 X2. It will do wonders for video production stuff and sound editing or other massive assignments you plan on doing. Some of those links still doesn't work, but here's what I would get if I were you:

I'm keeping your original motherboard because it will do a good job with what you are doing.
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

Since you are willing to spend that much for a CPU, I'm going to pick this one for you.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500SD 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

LG White 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - Retail

COOLER MASTER CAVALIER 3 CAV-T03-UW Silver Aluminum/Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Real Power RS-450-ACLY ATX12V 450W Power Supply 90 - 264V Nemko / TUV / cUL / CE / CNS - Retail

MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

Sorry if I went over your budget, but it's a good setup.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:19 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. This is exactly why I posted. Ill look further into al your posts tonight. And about the soundcard - I have 3 pci cards already (24 channels of audio).
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