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What Spec + Components???

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Pebble, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Pebble

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    Hi all,

    Finally getting rid of my 5+ yr old PII 400Mhz :clap:

    Can anyone point me in the right direction on sufficient spec + components I would need for my new PC.

    I would only need it for editing from a digital camcorder/camera , burning onto a DVD and using the internet via broadband. I will not be playing games or using it for Home Cinema

    Thanks :smashin:

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    A budget would help but going on the idea of as cheap as possible then maybe a socket a athlon system (xp2500-mobile) with abit nfs-7 v2.0 mobo, you'll probably enjoy having 1gb pc3200 ram if your video editing (or more maybe if budget allows), 120gb hdd (samsung for low noise?) and then say a pioneer a07 dvd-rw (you could go for one of the new dual layer writers if you wanted which might be better for future proofing but dual layer media is going to be about £5 each as it comes out in the next couple of weeks). Graphics wise a passive radeon 9200 or something (with dvi) would be perfectly good.

    you'll also need a case, monitor, keyboard and mouse if you're not scavenging from your old pc but that's down quite a lot to aesthetics and personal taste. I take it your broadband modem or network card will be taken from the old pc and so haven't allowed for that. Don't know if you need specialist cards for the capturing process that will add the cost.

    i'd say your looking at about £400 for the core components. Then the rest of the cost is down to what other stuff you choose.

    hth
     
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    Thanks hth
     

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