Suitable PC specs?!

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  1. luke104

    luke104 Well-Known Member

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    Hey people.
    Im looking to buy a new desktop PC, but im not too sure on what specs to look for, I need something fast, and something that can handle heavy things like editing and exporting HD video.
    I dont want to spend more than £600.
    What do I need to look out for?
    THANKS.
  2. Lux2GS

    Lux2GS Well-Known Member

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    AMD Processors, they're fast, overclockable and not too expensive.
    Then I would recommend 4GB DDR2 (you don't really need DDR3) and Graphics by NVidia. GTX295?
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    If you want fast durable computer
    I recommend an i7 system
    6GB ddr3 for LGA 1366 (i7 930) and 4GB ddr3 for LGA 11565 (i7 870)

    For video card solution
    I would recommend the new nVidia GTS 450 ($129), its fast, quiet and has nice temps, supports DX 11, would run any modern game on high settings. The reason why i recommend nVidia is because it has superb support for hardware accelerated tasks such as video edition, encoding and CUDA support

    1TB HDD 7200rpm seeing as how you plan to work with HD video which take a whole lot space

    Let me know if you are interested and i can suggest you a list
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    600. Hmm in that case go with AMD.

    I would recommend an AMd Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz quad core or if you can a Phenom II X6 3.0 GHz hex core, 4-6GB DDR3-1333MHz RAM, and an nvidia GTS 450.
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    Well yeah if your budget is definitely to tight, AMD would be a more reasonable option, if you don't mind a few extra bucks say $1000 (around £900) go for a i7 system
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    luke104 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, so I would need a decent processor (3.0ghz??), along with around 4GB ram, and a NVidia graphics card? would that mean I would have to build it myself? or can anyone suggest a full pc package? I have been looking at the AMD pcs.
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    How I would configure it:
    (according to iPwn's Page)
    1. Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    2. Nothing
    3. AMD Phenom(TM) X4 945 quad-core processor (The same one I have, great one, you can overclock it until 3.4-3.5 with good cooling)
    4. Keep the 6 GB RAM
    5. 640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    6. 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4850 [2 DVI, HDMI and VGA adapters]
    Rest is up to you. $789.99 which is 605.58€

    Good Price if you ask me. Too bad HP has no good nVidia GC's available, I don't like ATI that much.
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    Since you already made up your mind on AMD, i wont try to convince you to get an Intel i7 system which is superior but obviously would cost you more.

    About the GPU:
    Since he will be doing GPGPu tasks, nVidia is the better choice for him, has better support of video edition and encoding video applications, you have a Cuda support as well

    1GB GTS 450 $130
    768MB GTX 460 $170/$190
    1GB GTX 460 $230
    You can buy the card from a 3rd party vendor, installing is as easy as attaching the card to the PCI slot, plug n play
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    I have windows xp with 512 mb of ram, I recommend more

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