Good motherboard for a new PC system for editing HD video…?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by jeremiah123, May 28, 2008.

  1. jeremiah123

    jeremiah123 Guest


    I’m pondering the following link and wondering which one of these
    motherboards might be the best for the purpose of building a PC system
    to edit HD video,
    (I’ll probably be using an Intel quad core2quad q6600 2x240 8M
    processor , installing 4Gig RAM and running Sony Vegas)

    The only reason I’m looking as ASUS boards is because they seem to get
    good reviews, and tend to be the brand offered as the ‘higher quality’
    option by many of the system-builders I’ve spoken to at various
    computer fairs here in the UK.

    I’m somewhat confused about which would be best, and notice that ASUS
    group them into some basic groups such as ‘gaming’, ‘workstation’.

    I’d certainly be very grateful for any insights which an experienced
    video hand using PC might be able to share from experience about good
    boards (and likewise, shortcoming they would avoid)

    Thanks if you can shed any light

    With regards
    jeremiah123, May 28, 2008
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    mkujbida Guest

    Jeremy, check out the "NEW Rendertest-HDV.veg" thread on the Sony
    Vegas forum at
    I know several folks there have posted which ASUS mobo they went with
    and they all seem to be happy with them.

    mkujbida, May 28, 2008
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  3. jeremiah123

    jeremiah123 Guest

    Great link! I'm just costing up the winning system and checking the
    spec on that mobo
    jeremiah123, May 28, 2008
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    jeremiah123 Guest

    yes indeed, looks like a wicked mobo, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe, as cited
    by the 'winner' for rendering time. It also has 1 x ATA so I could use
    the 300 or so gig of hard drives i still have from my old system (for
    backup purposes only, alongside new SATA drives)instead of just
    binning them. It can be found bundled with some handy looking
    processors as well:

    the costprice is high, but if i went for this I could still reuse a
    lot of stuff from my old set up. I think a new video card might be
    needed, as i think this side of things may have moved on in the last
    few years.

    The overclocking conversation is interesting too, though looks like
    there's a certain risk of frying the whole system...
    jeremiah123, May 29, 2008
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    mkujbida Guest

    Looking good Jeremiah :)
    The only change I'd consider would be to go with a quad core CPU.
    IMO, the render time improvement will be worth the extra cost.

    mkujbida, May 29, 2008
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