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Mid Performance PC -Recommendations Please

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by vex, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. vex

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    It is time for a new PC. :clap:

    I have an acceptable LCD Screen and will just need a desk top with a new keyboard, mouse etc.

    I want to be able to edit the DV from our new camcorder. Other desires are.

    512 or 1G Memory
    100Gb + Hard Drive
    Network Connection
    Lots of USB ports

    Have not looked at pc's or specs for about 3 years what else should I consider and where should I go. :lease:

    If budget allows, I might even want to add a couple of tv / freeview cards for future storage/distribtution down to the lounge.
     
  2. marky_h

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    I presume the DV cam connects via Firewire? If so, it makes sense to choose a suitably-equipped motherboard. I've built quite a few MSI and Asus-based systems (as regular PC's and media centres) and they are pretty steady, so I'd recommend either of those, or Gigabyte, as a mobo manufacturer.

    A custom-built system with a gig of RAM, 120 GB HDD, DVD Writer and an AMD 3000+ processor, plus a reasonable graphics card and case would leave you some change from £400.
     
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    I believe media transcoding and encoding is one of the few things that still seems to work better on Intel processors.
     

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