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April 16, 2005 at 11:20 AM #36611AnonymousInactive
I forgot to tell you on my last post about the computer that the videoguys built. It is a really nice videoediting pc and it cost $2,343 as of november 1st 2004. http://www.videoguys.com/DIY2
Case ASPIRE X-Navigator w/ 500W Power Supply Model #ATXA8NW-AL/500 $159.00
Power Supply included w/ case $00.00
Motherboard ASUS P5AD2 DELUXE $230.00
Graphics Card PNY Quadro FX1300 128MB $590.00
Processor INTEL P4 3.4GHz $280.00
RAM 2x1024Mb KINGSTON DDR2 $624.00
System Drive Qty 2 HITACHI 80GB SATA 7200 RPM $120.00
Video Drives – RAID 0 Stripe Qty 2 HITACHI 160GB SATA 7200RPM $200.00
OS Microsoft WINXP PRO OEM $140.00
If you follow their plan though since time has passed their are a few adjustments you would want to make. Substitute the ASUS P5AD2 Deluxe motherboard for the ASUS P5AD2-E Premium ($235) and I would recommend to substitute the INTEL P4 3.4 GHz processor for on of intel’s new 64-bit Pentium 4’s. Such as the Intel P4 650 (3.4ghz) which is $420 or the Intel P4 640 (3.2GHz) which is $286. If you do get the videoguys computer get the parts from newegg.com they are a very good place to buy parts.
April 16, 2005 at 11:20 AM #162799AnonymousInactive
I am looking for a reliable, high quality PC under $3,500 (not including monitors) to be used for video editing and graphic design. After reading through the VideoGuys recommendation article, as well as other magazine articles, I figured this would be a good choice:
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
Case: Alienware Professional Workstation Chassis – Silver/Black
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 510 Deluxe
Motherboard: Alienware PCI Express Motherboard with Intel 925XE Chipset 1066/800MHz FSB
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Processor 530J w/ HT Technology 3.0GHz 1MB Cache
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz – 2 x 512MB
Graphics Accelerator: NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 PCI Express 128MB DDR w/Digital and S-Video Out
System Drive: High Performance – Serial ATA – 80GB Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache
A/V Work Drives: High Performance with Data Security – Serial ATA RAID 1 – 160GB (160GB x 2) Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/16MB Cache
Removable Storage : Alienware 10-in-1 Digital Media Reader / Writer
Primary Optical Drive: NEC ND-3520 16x Dual Layer DVDR/W Drive
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Gigabit Ethernet
Additional Input / Output Controller: SIIG Firewire 800 3-Port PCI Controller
Digital Audio Hardware: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro High Definition 7.1 Surround with Dual Firewire (IEEE 1394)
Primary Display: No Monitor
Secondary Display: No Monitor
Power Protection: Opti-UPS ES800C 800VA (480W Capacity)
Speakers: Creative GigaWorks THX S750 – 7.1 700-Watt Speakers
Keyboard: Microsoft Basic Keyboard Black
Security Software: Norton AntiVirus 2005
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware Mousepad
I also plan on getting two Sony SDM-S94/S Stylepro 19″ Flat Panel LCD monitors. I already own two 120GB Western Digital external hard drives.
Do you think this is a good set-up for what I need to do? I will be using this computer with the Adobe Video Collection and Creative Suite. Also, I have never owned an LCD monitor. Are the ones I mentioned a good choice? Here’s part of the specs.:
Type TFT Active Matrix
Viewable Size 19″
Brightness 400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 500:1
Viewing Angle 150 Horizontal, 120 Vertical
Pixel Dot Pitch 0.294
Response Time 12 ms
Panel Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
Colors Supported 16.2 Million
Internal Interface Analog/Digital
Frequency Horizontal: 20 – 80 kHz
Vertical: 48 – 75 Hz
Sync Type TTL Level
Sync on Green
Resolutions Maximum: 1280 x 1024
Native: 1280 x 1024
Automatically adjusts to any resolution lower than 1280 x 1024.
April 16, 2005 at 7:26 PM #162798AnonymousInactive
I think you could get a lot more for under $3,500. Especially if you built it yourself. (As long as your comforable with computers). I built my editing rig for under $2,500 and it has a 3.4GHz Cpu. A X600XT Pci-Express videocard 128mb. 2 gigs of crucial ballistix DDR2 ram and dual 74gb 10,000rpm WD Raptors. Monarch Computer is a very good computer maker that I have bought parts for in the past. You pick the parts and they build it for you with a $50 build fee. Which gets you alot more for your money than alienware who charges like and extra $50 for each componet! Head over to monarchcomputer.com and you can configure a killer workstation.
P.S. Get at least 2 gigs of ram.
April 18, 2005 at 1:46 PM #162800AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the info. I’ll take it into consideration. 🙂
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