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Old January 31, 2010, 03:44 PM
keznick keznick is offline
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Default New Multimedia PC Help

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Video editing, photo editing

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
$1000

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
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5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Monitor, keyboard, mouse, drives, DVD, case

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Been researching intel/amd

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
default

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
beginning of February

9. What resolution do you use?
1920 x 1080

Hi there, I'm looking into upgrading my current computer. I use it primarily for graphics/photo editing and video editing so need something with some power. I have 3 computers right now and usually shuffle the parts down from one to another. I've kinda been partial to AMD, so all of them are running with AMD parts right now. However, I was looking at the intel i7-920 and was wondering how that would compare to AMD.

I came across these specs using the i7-920, although a bit spendy for what I was thinking but was wondering what would comparable specs be for the amd?

CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
PNY VCQFX1800-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 1800 768MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I haven't upgraded my computers in 4 years and always feel like I need to relearn everything.


Thanks,
nick
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