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GJSNeptune

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#4
Simple basic Pentium D processor with mobo. X1300 or Nvidia 8500. Xi-Fi professional sound card. 2X512MB DDR2 ram 533mhz
 

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#5
Editing what? Audio? Video? Both?
 

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#6
If you don't game, a motherboard with integrated graphics should suffice (while saving you money).
 
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#8
But with video editing you would need at least a gFx. And for the budget minded 8500 or upcoming ati 2300 would do. Workstation cards are too expensive X_x
 

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#9
Do we have a budget?
 

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#12
An Asus P5B and a core 2 duo E4300 or less. I know its not a pentium D system but it will work and prices are nice.

You could also go the way of the X2 Am2 series as prices for the procs and mobos are dirt cheap.
 
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#14
my budget is about 5/6 hundred just 4 da computer no moniter or anything
by the end of the summer the Q6600 quad core 2.4ghz CPU will be around $350 and that will be in your budget for the 5-$600 range.

you might say, why do i need a quad core for what i'm using the computer for, but it will be
a better investment long term (as if there is such a thing in computers lol) because your needs may change and you wont have to upgrade later. video editing will be faster too.
 

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No, come July 22, the Q6600 is $266.
 
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#17
sorry for music internet school and making cd and maybe editing
prices are so low now, my stuff off newegg last year cost me $300

1.motherboard is proably is most important part of this computer,something kind of deluxe edition board with 7.1 sound and recent onboard gfx (like 6100)
and good onboard lan etc. -$120

2.pentium d are cheap now but still can match athlon 64 espically with the price cuts on dual core X2 -$70


3. need at least 1gig of ram DDR2 .....cheap 2 gigs go for $100

4. 120gig harddrive at least -$50

5. case w/ psu - ? $50