I am planning to get a new computer for myself. As money is of constraints, I would like to settle for an i5 desktop computer. I have read above articles on how to build PC, but the comp. mentioned in budget is i7. My main requirements from the new PC would be editing DV and HDV Contents for making films of about 20 minutes in duration and also editing DVD files (.Vob) in Canopus Edius and finally giving the output on DVD.
I would be editing my DV and HDV material in Premier Pro 2 but would like to go in for advanced version also. Besides premiere I use after effects, Photoshop and 3ds Max. I would appreciate if you can guide me which i5 processor to go for i.e dual core/quad core/sandy bridge?
I read some good reviews of sandy bridge version of i5, so I am more tilted towards sandy bridge (yet awaiting your suggestions and advice).
Please suggest me a descent mother board and Graphic Card to go with i5. I would be having 4 Gb DDR3 RAM.
Again I am not looking for a rocket computer, just an i5 computer that can work efficiently and hopefully fast. Currently, i am working on P4 Computer (i know that's too old to even mention).
Any suggestions and help would be appreciated.
Thanks n regards
If you feel inclined to go the Sandy Bridge route, the i5-2500 is only 10 times slower than a fast system. You get what you pay for. With CS2, any video card of $ 30 is sufficient.
"i5" and "fast" are a contradictio in terminis. The two don't go together. It is either or.
thanks for the reply. as i stated earlier i am not looking for a monster, so what do u suggest for me? considering that i would only be editing dv and hdv material and as i m currently working on pentium P IV. if not i5, than what?
thanks n regards
Given a price difference of only around € 50 between the i5-2500 and the i7-950, I would go for an i7-950, X58 mobo, 12 GB RAM, GTX-460 and 320 G F4 as boot disk plus 1 or 2 F3 disks.