OK--I'm about to order this computer for HDV Editing: Dual Xeons with 2 Gigs of RAM--any suggestions

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by drelliot, Aug 18, 2006.

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    drelliot Guest

    OK--I'm about to order this computer for HDV Editing: Dual Xeons with 2
    Gigs of RAM--any suggestions? Thanks!

    KIT-129/2 KIT-129: Customizer Series: Intel, 64-Bit, Dual Xeons,
    DDR-2, AGP, ATX,
    - Qty. 1, Intel Xeon EM64T 2.8, Socket 604, 2.8GHz, 64-Bit, 2MB L2
    Cache
    - Qty. 1, Intel Xeon EM64T 2.8, Socket 604, 2.8GHz, 64-Bit, 2MB L2
    Cache
    - Qty. 1, FAN:754/939/940: AMD Approved Heatksink and Fan for Socket
    754/939/940
    - Qty. 1, FAN:754/939/940: AMD Approved Heatksink and Fan for Socket
    754/939/940
    - Qty. 1, Supermicro Intel E7230,Dual
    603/604,DDR2,AGP,sRAID,w/LAN,w/Video. Model: PDSME
    - Qty. 1, DDR2: 1024MB 533MHz / PC4200, ECC/REG
    - Qty. 1, DDR2: 1024MB 533MHz / PC4200, ECC/REG
    - Qty. 1, Western Digital 200GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer
    - Qty. 1, Western Digital 200GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer
    - Qty. 1, Western Digital 200GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer
    - Qty. 1, Optional ( Not Installed, unless System Board stated [
    w/Video ] )
    - Qty. 1, SC:32-Bit 3D/Surround Sound ( if system board has on-board
    sound )
    - Qty. 1, NIC: 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port ( if motherboard
    included )
    - Qty. 1, Antec Mid Tower ATX: Performance [ TX640B ] Black w/ 400W
    - Qty. 1, PS: Check the case to see if it comes with w/ xxxW PS
    - Qty. 1, CRT: 19" ViewSonic P95F+-2 Beige CRT Montior w/PerfectFlat
    Screen
    - Qty. 1, Fully Assembled w/ 1-Year Part & Labor Warranty

    What should I do about a video card?

    What kind of firewire card is the best for capturing HD?

    Thanks!
     
    drelliot, Aug 18, 2006
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    RS Guest

    Do you just have far too much money? Or are you setting up to do
    specific HD work?
     
    RS, Aug 18, 2006
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    drelliot Guest

    I'm setting up to do some specific HD work.

    Please advise!

    Is this system too much?

    It's only around $1500.

    Talk soon!

    Elliot :)

     
    drelliot, Aug 18, 2006
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    drelliot Guest

    I'm setting up to do some specific HD work.

    Please advise!

    Is this system too much?

    It's only around $1500.

    Talk soon!

    Elliot :)

     
    drelliot, Aug 18, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    Your getting all that for $1500!!! I wanna party with you man!

    There really is no such thing as 'Too Much' when it comes to processor
    horsepower for rendering video.

    The video card is not so important. Very few programs will use a video
    card processor to aid in viewing previews, and few demands are put upon
    any video chip for simply viewing video. You might want to add a second
    monitor some time, or want to send the output to an external monitor to
    check how it be seen on broadcast, so manybe something supporting dual
    with an additional svid output.
     
    Ray S, Aug 18, 2006
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    Powell Guest

    Ok. At your limited price point why not a single
    Dual Core?

    WD EIDE (Ultra ATA/100) - Gack!

    Gack, too! Try Audiophile 24/96. Much depends
    on your speaker monitor setup.

    Just adequate, if using a high end video card.


    - Qty. 1, PS: Check the case to see if it comes with w/ xxxW PS
    Just adequate, wide screen digital LCD would
    be a better choice... but it's a budget braker at
    your price point.

    Depends on what capability is needed for
    your work and your budget.

    Best in what regard?
     
    Powell, Aug 18, 2006
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    Jim Guest

    There is nothing better than checking the software that you intend to use
    for it's requirements before you setup a new computer.

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