I built a Pentium D 2.8GHz


I built a Pentium D 2.8GHz dual core with the Intel D975X chipset motherboard and 2Gig of DDR2 667 RAM. I have edited video with as many as 10 video tracks, most of them having some type of filter, keying, or motion added and realtime preview does NOT stutter. Transcoding to MPEG2 is faster than realtime AND I can work on something else (such as Photoshop) while transcoding or exporting from Premiere.

Dual core kicks major a$$. I have the Intel 920 processor, a 550W PSU, and the ATI Radeon X1300pro PCI x16 Graphics.

I agree that the chipset is extremely important. The 975 chipset is Intels most powerful, at least when I bought mine.

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