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- February 1, 2007 at 7:38 PM #39454AnonymousInactive
I am looking for resources regarding building a new computer. I have done a fair amount of research, and have concluded that I want to stick with ASUS for a motherboard, and can’t decide if SLI is the way to go. I have many hundreds of hours of video to edit, and speed is critical to me. I have looked at the p5w DH (digital home) by Asus, and it is not SLI, but has 3 PCI which I like. I plan on 2-4 GB 800 mhz ram, twin 500 HD’s raid and I am getting stuck at the video card setup. Is it better to have two 256mb or is one 512 ok? I think I want the core two duo, the smallest chipset with 4mb cache. Any recommendations for card and motherboard combos that have worked for others out there? Am I going overkill wioth SLI? Thanks and be nice, its my first post here!
There are several posts on here regarding what to get for a setup…just do a search for them.
As far as the video cards goes, I would suggest an ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2. It’s got 1GB on-board, but the price is around $600.
Is this huge amount of video in high-def or normal? If normal-def, I would think 1 or 2 GB of system RAM would be plenty, and 256 MB on a PCI-E video card would work fine. Use 2 SATA hard drives, so you can keep your video files on a seperate drive from everything else. That way, when accessing a video file, you won’t be interrupted by the system accessing files that have nothing to do with your video activities.
There are external hard drive systems available, which connect by USB. I’ve read that their access times are too slow for video work.
My 3 cents worth. 🙂
once again your right comp. i have three hd’s i work with and it they do a great job in my studio (truck) two are external and the one in my laptop for the system, so now in saying that i wonder if having such a big video card does that really improve your disc you make or just makes your work look better as you edit cause i have done work at home on my desk top and on the lap top and it all looks the same when i play it (dvd) on my home tv. that’s my stupid qestion for the day
😀 Some really good ideas from you all. I appreciate the time you took to respond as I plod through this. Is the typical capture method one of those boxes with analog and digital capture for $150-200 pretty adequate for what I am doing? I hear using the motherboard connectors for video can affect processor and computer operations more, or is that untrue?
I am thinking motherboard wise either SLI with two 256 mb cards or normal with or one 512 mb. Seems like of you go sli you lose a PCI slot, since there are two video slots in mobo. But in a year, with sli, if you lose a video card, you have to replace it with an exact so they match. I have been looking at the Asus p5w DH Deluxe, but in manyu cases you have to flash the bios. Any recommendations for Core Two Duo mother boards? Reliability is more of a factor for me than screeching performance.
The benefits of the graphic card depend on the NLE you are using. Some like Liquid will tap right into your GOPU for additional performance, others like Vegas do not utilize GPU at all.
Please see our DIY-GPU article for an in depth look at what graphic card is best for what NLEs. http://www.videoguys.com/DIY-GPU.html