PC video and cpu upgrade

Discussion in 'Computers' started by AlbertA, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. AlbertA

    AlbertA Stunt Coordinator

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    I currently have a Socket A motherboard with an Athlon XP 1800+ and a Radeon 8500Le.

    I want to upgrade the both the CPU and the video card. I was thinking of going with the AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2600+ (Barton Core) and overclock it to 3200+ speeds:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-103-436&depa=0

    For the video card, I'm interested in a All-In-Wonder card (the mpeg2 engine looks interesting) but I'm leaning towards a Geforce 6600GT:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-125-168&depa=0


    I do a lot of video editing (Adobe Premiere and After Effects). So I want a cheap fast CPU (Socket A) for encoding/rendering tasks and a video card with good OpenGL performance (mostly for After Effects, but helps with some Premiere fx too).

    What do you recommend or think about my current choices?
     
  2. Glenise

    Glenise Supporting Actor

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    I think those are great choices.
    I'm an AMD woman but currently have a system with an Intel cpu.
    My Dad has a pc with the Nvidia 6600gt and I have a Nvidia FX5200.
    I'm very happy with Nvidia.
    My older system has an AMD 950 and a Nvidia TNT Riva.
     
  3. Ian-Fl

    Ian-Fl Second Unit

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    I'd go with the socket 939 and a Athlon64.
    Dual core processors are coming out this year and they're compatible with socket 939.
    That's two processors sandwiched together, so if you need a performance boost in a year or two?
    If you want to run ffdshow you'll need all the processor power you can get.
    http://htpcnews.com/main.php?id=ffdshowdvd_1
     

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