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Post by downwithpants » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:10 pm

http://www.cray.com/products/xt3/index.html
should sustain you for a while...

i hope you have a well paying job/large inheritance coming your way.
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Post by Corran » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:28 pm

Michele wrote:This topic is the most important of all my life, I will put everything for this, is my dream, my future in the life is t he Video Editing, so all this is really, really important for me, I hope to not bother you all. Thanks a ton!

First off... you may want to carefully reconsider your priorities... I'm not sure how much money you've had at any one time before but buying a brand new, cutting edge desktop costs a lot of money, and money isn't something that is quickly accumilated unless you are lucky or inheriting a large amount.

Second, before you try anything else you probably want to reconsider reformatting the computer. You'll be surprised how fast you computer will run after a clean install of the operating system.

Third, by the time you can afford anything we tell you here, the recommended items will be obsolete or no longer 'the best'

If you want fast editing at a reasonable price then this may help..
This is what I have that matters for video editing:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
756 MB PC2700 DDR Ram
Asus K8V Deluxe
160 GB 7200rpm internal HDD

(The videocard may matter if the program you use has openGL support)

The items listed cost only me about 500 dollars and this system runs very well for video editing. Don't go buying the best and newest thing out there. Computer parts depreciate quick enough that it won't be worth it in the long run.

What to look for:

1. Identify the processor you intend to use. Keep in mind that higher clock speeds don't always equal the most data computed. Also higher cache sizes are better. (I personally prefer AMD processors myself.)
2. Find a motherboard that is compatible with the processor that has a good chipset and a good front side bus. Make sure that the ram supported is PC2700 or better. (Asus is well know for good motherboards)
3. Don't skimp on the ram. Buy, at a minimum, 512mb of pc3200,.. get pc2700 if it is drastically cheaper. Get a namebrand.
4. Buy a fast hard drive. Fast access times and high rotational speeds are a must when working with numerous source files. Do not use external harddrives. Seagate has good warrenties on their harddrives.


If any one of these items are slow you will create a bottleneck.

Here are good sites to check for computer components:
http://newegg.com/
http://www.tigerdirect.com/
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/

http://www.pricewatch.com (Excellent prices but be careful here. Only buy from people with good ratings and read the product infomation carefully as it might not actually be what you think.)

And finally check http://www.slickdeals.net regularly. Users here scour the web and report the best daels on the web. Often, computer components are posted. (I got my 160 GB harddrive through a deal I found here for 72 dollars without rebates.)

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Post by [Mike of the Desert] » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:39 pm

Thanks a ton..! Really thanks, but about the budjet, don't worry, now I ONLY NEED THE IDEA, the mental subject of what would be the God of all.
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Post by [Mike of the Desert] » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:41 pm

Thanks..! Really thanks a ton! For the budjet don't worry, now I only need the idea, the mental subject of what would be the god of all..!
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Post by post-it » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:42 pm

. Devo essere d'accordo col downwithpants, la Ricerca di Cray sono i più bell'e Computer più Potenti sulla faccia di questa terra.

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Post by Corran » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:50 pm

Michele wrote:Thanks..! Really thanks a ton! For the budjet don't worry, now I only need the idea, the mental subject of what would be the god of all..!
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Post by post-it » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:54 pm

.... droooooooools :twisted:

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Post by Alex_Dragon » Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:48 pm

Your system specs as far as Ram and hard drive space are more than twice what i have and i edit quite well(and this is an E-Machines too).If you have tried editing before what program did you use to edit with and were you following the guides?Because i know for a fact that this computer edits DivX footage like shit but it can easily swallow avs fed Mpeg2s and/or straight Huffyuvs.And this is while using Premiere 6.0.Now i haven't used anything like WMM but i hear that it can edit for shit with almost any footage let alone if you would be using DivX coupled with editing using WMM.There is a lack of info in the whats wrong department here.I would make sure you absolutely need to format before you do.
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Post by oldwrench » Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:09 am

Check this magazine home page. If you can, subscribe to the magazine and watch for their annual dream machine issue. They are always reviewing the latest and fastest components. They have helpful articals online and will help if you e-mail them. http://maximumpc.com/
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Post by NeoQuixotic » Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:37 am

Is it just me or is this whole thread becoming ridiculous? I think the power and speed of the computer no longer matters once the only bottleneck is how fast the creator can think and edit videos. The speed of the computer will not make a difference in the quality of the videos. The only way to become good is to keep practicing and editing. If you don't practice your skills, the computer won't help. I see it as; crap in=crap out. Or in the case of an uber computer; crap in=lots of crap out really fast. However, it sure is fun to dream about the absolute high end ^_^!
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