I dont have all day to process video
I had an Athlon 1700 and it took maybe as long . sure it needed more RAM only had 2 gig.
I'd buy an iMAc 27" but I don't have that much to spend now but they come with a Firewire port..
I say FireWire port because alot of audio recording interface equipment are FireWire.
I dont have an interface unit yet and am still researching and getting opinions on various equipment. But now I am also seeing interfaces that utilize USB rather than Firewire. So I guess I'd need both just in case. Ram is way cheaper than in the past so I say maybe 10-12 gig???
You ask why build? I guess maybe save some dough, and get a better machine? I guess it depends on what I really need to get the job done. I do have a stock pile of videos to edit and would like to breeze through that.
So, with that said do I need to have the latest fastest processor chip? Intel or AMD?? I havent been able to tell a difference to have a preference. i7, i5, i3 or AMD 4, 6 core 8 core? Im thinking middle of the road unless my money will get the top.
I have about 700.00 to 800.00 to spend just on the machine and would like to get a larger monitor 23" 24".
Also, I'm under the impression its better to have a separate video card and audio card rather than on the motherboard. Because if the fan or card fail you can swap them out. also would like all my audio/video inputs and outputs on the front of the machine rather than the rear in a convenient location if that is possible?
of course if I get a ready built big box machine it will include Windows and bundled software my current cheap laptop pentium dual core runs Vista and it is pretty slow doing just 5 min video performance clips using Sony Vegas. is darn near an hour or so.
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