Amature HD Video Editing

:lol: That's got to be the most open-ended question I've seen on here in a while! What type of HD video editing? What's your budget? Are you looking to build your own or buy a pre-built? What software are you planning on using to edit your videos?
 

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lol... yeah I guess that is open ended. $1000 or less. I'll build it myself if I have too... What i am looking for is advice on what Video Card, Mobo, CPU, and RAM. Thanks for keeping me on my toes. :)

 
Will you be doing any gaming on this system? If not, here's a build that would do the job:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674&Tpk=PHENOM%20II%20955

GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.186486 $364.99 - $15.00 MIR (CPU + motherboard combo)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189 $59.99

SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102822 $89.99 - $10.00 MIR

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $59.95

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003&Tpk=450VX $74.99 - $10.00 MIR

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171 $23.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99

Total - $923.87 - $35 MIR's

You could swap the CPU, motherboard, and RAM for these:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041 $269.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359&Tpk=ga-ep45-ud3r $114.99 - $15.00 MIR

G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231219 $44.99

You could go with a cheaper GPU, but the 4830 would allow some minor gaming if that interests you.

I picked 2 hard drives so you could have the source and final video files on separate disks.

A GTX 250 or GTX 260 would even just fit into the buget if you're interested in heavier gaming.


Edit: You can use combos to drop the price down a little:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.186064 (HD & Vista combo - save $20)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.182047 (Q9550 & GA-EP45-UD3R combo - Save $10)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.175921 (HD & free SATA cable)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.186045 (GPU & Vista combo - Save $20)
 

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For HD video editing, I would think about getting a pair of TB hard drives if you are going to make a decent amount of videos. Even standard definition takes up a lot of space, and HD will really eat through a hard drive. Which brings me to another point, get motherboard with more than 4 SATA ports so you can easily add HDs later.
 

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Yeah! That's a great list there shortstuff_mt. Thanks a million. Also, good call San Pedro on the 4 SATA ports. I hadn't thought of that. I do play games, but only COD and BF2 online. It's fine right now with my 4gb RAM P4 2.8ghz... so anything will be an improvment...

Why would you go for a Phenom processor over the Core2 Quad?
 

Both are great CPU's. They go back and forth in the latest benchmarks. I don't have a preference between Intel and AMD, but the AMD setup offers a better upgrade path than the Intel one. You won't go wrong with either setup.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/16796
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3551&p=1
 
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I have a Antec EA500 ATX 12V 500W Power Supply, you think that would do? And is there some better RAM like Corsair or Crucial that would go well with the Asus M4a7 mobo?
 

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