Building PC for loading and edit 8mm video from camcorder

keithhlars

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I would like to build a fast PC that I can use import and edit 8mm video from my camcorder. I have two boys 11

and 13 that will also use it for playing online games but nothing extravagant that I would think would need

overclocking, crossfire or SLI.

Here is what I picked but most of what I found was related to builing a gaming PC so I don't know if I went

overboard in some areas.

- Antec combo kit: 300 ATX mid-tower case and Earthwatts EA 500W power supply ($130).
Or can I get away with using the EA 430W with the 300 case for ($95)?

- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P ($125).

- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor ($180)

- Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB, 16MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD7500AAKS ($75).
Or Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb ($75)?

- Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD4830, 512MB GDDR3, x16, (Dual Link) DVI, HDMI, VGA. ($95).
Or is this overkill?

- DVD Burner: Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S223Q - DVDRW (R DL) / DVD-RAM - 22x/22x/12x - Serial ATA ($35)

- Memory: Kingston KVR800D2N6K2/4G KIT 800MHZ DDR2-NON-ECC CL6 DIMM ($41). How many of these would I need?

_ I also have access to XP Professional or Vista. Which one should I use?
 

rav3n

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That is a decent system for what you intend. You would only need 1 4gb kit of ram, anymore then that is overkill in my opinion. The video card will do you just fine. As for the os I would say stick to xp pro. Vista is absolute crap (thats putting it in a nice way). Or you could do a xp/vista dual boot if you really wanted. i would suggest you install a 64bit version of your os though, so you can take advantage of the full 4gigs of ram. One more thing i would suggest is possibly upgrading the hard drive to a 1TB model as your pc is mainly for video editing and video editing pc's usually have at least 1TB as a bare minimum for storage. Otherwise this is a solid build well done. :)
 

Nik_I

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looks like a great system, it'll more than meet your demands. i would suggest windows vista 64-bit. xp is 8 years old now and there's really no reason to stay with it anymore. it's done its time, and vista is a better way to bridge the gap to windows 7.
 

keithhlars

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Thanks for the reply. How about the power supply, do I really need the 500W or can I get away with the 430w. I might I need the extra power in the future?