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[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 17:17
motherboard wise i would go for msi . one of the best with excellent support service. i have not tried others so i won't comment, it is all a question how much you want to spend.
link below gives what you would get for 300 quid motherboard bundel


[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 13:55
I agree with Wilbur's comments but I would suggest that you increase your storage capacity, if you are going to be video editing, then you'll need a reasonable amount of storage. My recommendation would be two Barracudas, set up in a RAID to improve performance.

Ideally they should be used exclusively for video editing and a third, smaller drive for your OS.

What sort of budget do you have?

[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 12:18
I'd agree with Wilbur, everything listed should be fine, but take care adding a proper quality PSU, and maybe add a better CPU cooler than the one supplied with the chip... Zalman if you can stretch to it, or the Arctic Freezer if money is a bit tight....

As for which actual bits to buy, I'm in the a similar situation to you, but just can't decide on which board to settle for, IF I go down the Intel road...

They all seem to be quality gear though, IIRC, one thing that put me off the a Gigabyte model, was no Firewire, which to me is just poor and I need it for the Camcorder...

Some of the Asus boards don't have two ps2 ports either, but instead assume you connect either the Mouse or Keyboard via a USB port, which again, I wasn't overly keen on...

Can you get both Screens and send me the one you don't want, please...?!!!! :D:D:D


[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 11:47
The only thing I would pick a bone with is the case + PSU.
I would buy the case seperately if that is the one you want, but get a quality PSU like the Corsair HX520 (modular) or the VX450 non modular, and a 5 year warranty.
As a matter of interest, what price are you paying for the case + PSU ?

Your other choices seem fine, and I would rather fancy an 8800GT/GTS 512MB myself :D

[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 07:46
Originally posted by markclaysius
thanks for the reply, hope a lot would give me a good advice on what to or not to buy, i am asking some sort of evaluation or those hardwares, because i just want to assure the reliability and performance of those hardwares before I buy them.
Your specific instructions as you have just posted here should help our members hit the mark exactly in their advice.:)

[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 06:59
thanks for the reply, hope a lot would give me a good advice on what to or not to buy, i am asking some sort of evaluation or those hardwares, because i just want to assure the reliability and performance of those hardwares before I buy them.

[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 06:49
waveysmiley Welcome, Mark.

I don't have enough knowledge of new hardware to help you, but we have several people here who do. Several of our techie members live in the United Kingdom, where it is a little before 7 a.m., so they might not post their replies until later in the day. (Sometimes we get lighter traffic here on the weekends, and heavier during the week, too.) Many of our guys build their own when they need a new machine, so they will definitely have some opinions and will not be shy to share them.

Are you mainly asking for an evaluation of the parts you've chosen, or are you trying to get suggestions for where to get them (as in directions to a website selling them, or something like that?).

I have mostly gotten stuff at computer fairs, where I pick out what seems the best value among the parts offered there, which I can afford. I have financial constraints which require me to set my sights lower than yours.

Good luck!waveysmiley

[*] posted on 22-12-2007 at 05:13
Please help me chose my hardwares, im a little bit confused with what i want, i want a performance/price for a video editing, design, gaming, and other common application activities. I am not much on overclocking.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 G0 SLA9V Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775
(any recommendations are well appreciated)

Motherboard: ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX or P5K-E/WiFi-AP
MSI LGA 775 X38 Diamond/Platinum or P35 Neo2 - FR/FIR
(any recommendations are well appreciated)

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
(any recommendations are well appreciated) (CRUCIAL OR GEIL)

Graphics: XFX/EVGA/PNY/BFG NVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
(any recommendations are well appreciated)

Display: SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor (max res 1680x1050 pixels, 16.7m colors, 2ms response)
SAMSUNG 906BW Black 19" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor (max res 1440x900 pixels, 16.7m colors, 2ms response)
(any recommendations are well appreciated)

Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s (any recommendations are well appreciated)

Case & PSU: Antec Sonata III 500W (any recommendations are well appreciated)
OS: Windows XP Professional (32-bit)

Thanks for helping