What do you think about this system and the price

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Era, May 11, 2005.

  1. Era

    Era Guest

    Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    as well.

    Thanks



    Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard

    160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM

    16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    400W ATX Case
    P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse

    17” Direction LCD Monitor



    Total is 1250 Inc GST
     
    Era, May 11, 2005
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  2. Era

    Oldus Fartus Guest

    Era wrote:
    > Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    > account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    > editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    > as well.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    > Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >
    > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    > 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >
    > 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    > 400W ATX Case
    > P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >
    > 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >
    >
    >
    > Total is 1250 Inc GST



    I would at least double the RAM, and note that you have not included a
    DVD RW.

    --
    Cheers
    Oldus Fartus
     
    Oldus Fartus, May 11, 2005
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  3. Era

    Rod Speed Guest

    Era <> wrote in message
    news:42813e57$...

    > Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into account? I
    > will not be using it to play games, but will do some video editing and
    > rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote as well.


    > Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    > Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard


    > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD


    That might be a bit small if the video files are on the large side.

    > 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM


    > 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive


    I'd get a Pioneer 109 DVD burner instead.

    > 400W ATX Case
    > P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse


    > 17” Direction LCD Monitor


    > Total is 1250 Inc GST
     
    Rod Speed, May 11, 2005
    #3
  4. Era wrote:
    > Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    > account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    > editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    > as well.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    > Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >
    > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    > 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >
    > 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    > 400W ATX Case
    > P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >
    > 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >
    >
    >
    > Total is 1250 Inc GST


    Depends on how serious you are about your video editing.

    For starters, that MB is crap. I'd never even heard of Asrock before
    your post. Have a look at the conclusion in this review.
    <http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=70&num=5>
    I've always used ASUS and Abit MB's without a problem.

    As you said, you'll need more RAM. I'd go for 1GB minimum for videos.

    A decent video card is important for video editing. Integrated video
    will not do the trick. If you're just after video editing for home
    movies and things, a simple $150 - $200 AGP card will be fine.

    Have a look at the Dell Factory outlet website. Dell's service and
    support is far better than you'll get at any corner PC shop, and their
    factory outlet makes Dell's prices reasonable for home buyers. Go to
    www.dell.com.au, click on "Dell Factory Outlet" underneath service and
    support, then click on Dimension or Optiplex to view the desktops they
    have on offer.

    One they have on sale at the moment is a Dimension 8400, P4 640 (3.2Ghz
    2MB Cache), Windows XP Pro, 1GB Ram, 160GB SATA, 16X DVD/RW, GB LAN,
    128MB PCIe Radeon x300 (nothing flash, but far better than integrated
    video), Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, Wireless KB and Mouse, 1yr warranty
    for $1673.

    DS.
     
    Dirty Sanchez, May 11, 2005
    #4
  5. Era

    Oldus Fartus Guest

    Dirty Sanchez wrote:
    > Era wrote:
    >
    >> Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    >> account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    >> editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this
    >> quote as well.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    >> Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >>
    >> 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    >> 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >>
    >> 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    >> 400W ATX Case
    >> P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >>
    >> 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Total is 1250 Inc GST

    >
    >
    > Depends on how serious you are about your video editing.
    >
    > For starters, that MB is crap. I'd never even heard of Asrock before
    > your post. Have a look at the conclusion in this review.
    > <http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=70&num=5>
    > I've always used ASUS and Abit MB's without a problem.
    >


    You must have been living under a rock. (No pun intended.) The Asrock
    is well known as a good (but not outstanding) motherboard at a
    reasonable price.

    > As you said, you'll need more RAM. I'd go for 1GB minimum for videos.
    >


    Agreed.

    > A decent video card is important for video editing. Integrated video
    > will not do the trick. If you're just after video editing for home
    > movies and things, a simple $150 - $200 AGP card will be fine.
    >


    On the contrary, onboard video will do fine for this task. How about
    explaining how a good AGP or PCIE video card improves performance when
    rendering or encoding of video?

    > Have a look at the Dell Factory outlet website. Dell's service and
    > support is far better than you'll get at any corner PC shop, and their
    > factory outlet makes Dell's prices reasonable for home buyers. Go to
    > www.dell.com.au, click on "Dell Factory Outlet" underneath service and
    > support, then click on Dimension or Optiplex to view the desktops they
    > have on offer.
    >
    > One they have on sale at the moment is a Dimension 8400, P4 640 (3.2Ghz
    > 2MB Cache), Windows XP Pro, 1GB Ram, 160GB SATA, 16X DVD/RW, GB LAN,
    > 128MB PCIe Radeon x300 (nothing flash, but far better than integrated
    > video), Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, Wireless KB and Mouse, 1yr warranty
    > for $1673.
    >


    You are joking aren't you? Dell's service and support is nowhere near
    as good as that you will get from your local store.

    --
    Cheers
    Oldus Fartus
     
    Oldus Fartus, May 11, 2005
    #5
  6. Era

    Rod Speed Guest

    Dirty Sanchez <> wrote in
    message news:...
    > Era wrote:
    >> Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into account?
    >> I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video editing and
    >> rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote as well.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    >> Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >>
    >> 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    >> 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >>
    >> 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    >> 400W ATX Case
    >> P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >>
    >> 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Total is 1250 Inc GST


    > Depends on how serious you are about your video editing.


    > For starters, that MB is crap. I'd never even heard of Asrock before your
    > post.


    Then you dont have much of a clue.

    > Have a look at the conclusion in this review.
    > <http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=70&num=5>
    > I've always used ASUS and Abit MB's without a problem.


    > As you said, you'll need more RAM. I'd go for 1GB minimum for videos.


    > A decent video card is important for video editing. Integrated video will not
    > do the trick.


    Depends entirely on what the video editing involves.

    If you're just cutting out the superfluous crap you dont
    want and transcoding the format, that is just plain wrong.

    > If you're just after video editing for home movies and things, a simple $150 -
    > $200 AGP card will be fine.


    And so will integrated video too.

    > Have a look at the Dell Factory outlet website. Dell's service and support is
    > far better than you'll get at any corner PC shop, and their factory outlet
    > makes Dell's prices reasonable for home buyers. Go to www.dell.com.au, click
    > on "Dell Factory Outlet" underneath service and support, then click on
    > Dimension or Optiplex to view the desktops they have on offer.


    > One they have on sale at the moment is a Dimension 8400, P4 640 (3.2Ghz 2MB
    > Cache), Windows XP Pro, 1GB Ram, 160GB SATA, 16X DVD/RW, GB LAN, 128MB PCIe
    > Radeon x300 (nothing flash, but far better than integrated video),
    > Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, Wireless KB and Mouse, 1yr warranty for $1673.


    The extra price isnt necessarily worth much for his use.
     
    Rod Speed, May 11, 2005
    #6
  7. Era

    ZionIFL Guest

    Era,

    As others and yourself have mentioned - more RAM is one a major key for
    video editing/rendering - 1GB minimum.

    I think you only have a CD writer there and not a DVD burner. Look for a
    dual layer burner to make the most of 8GB discs dropping in price (the size
    is good for maintaining better video quality too on your final output).

    I guess it all depends on what kind of video editing you will be doing? Home
    videos, weddings etc? If its home video - then I think the system you have
    configured now will definatley do the trick. I edited a wedding that took me
    a week using Adobe Premiere on a similar config (slower P4 CPU however), and
    it was fine! My only gripe at the time was that my HDD space ran out very
    quickly - perhaps you could invest in a larger drive also.

    If its professional editing, then currently Macs lead the way with their
    G5's, par none -- but then again, you would probably already know that if
    you were a professional editor ;)

    "Era" <> wrote in message
    news:42813e57$...
    > Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    > account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    > editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    > as well.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    > Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >
    > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    > 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >
    > 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    > 400W ATX Case
    > P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >
    > 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >
    >
    >
    > Total is 1250 Inc GST
     
    ZionIFL, May 11, 2005
    #7
  8. Era

    Rod Speed Guest

    Aldi has rather more PC for $1800 starting tomorrow.
    http://aldi.com.au/images/data_product/99127718542772990c21de.pdf

    "Era" <> wrote in message news:42813e57$...
    > Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into account? I
    > will not be using it to play games, but will do some video editing and
    > rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote as well.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    > Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >
    > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    > 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >
    > 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    > 400W ATX Case
    > P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >
    > 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >
    >
    >
    > Total is 1250 Inc GST
     
    Rod Speed, May 11, 2005
    #8
  9. Era

    Will S Guest

    "Dirty Sanchez" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Era wrote:
    >> Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    >> account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    >> editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    >> as well.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    >> Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >>
    >> 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    >> 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >>
    >> 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    >> 400W ATX Case
    >> P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >>
    >> 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Total is 1250 Inc GST

    >
    > Depends on how serious you are about your video editing.
    >
    > For starters, that MB is crap. I'd never even heard of Asrock before your
    > post. Have a look at the conclusion in this review.
    > <http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=70&num=5>
    > I've always used ASUS and Abit MB's without a problem.



    IIRC Asrock is an Asus off shoot ie. their budget brand
     
    Will S, May 11, 2005
    #9
  10. Era

    ZionIFL Guest

    Man - thats a heavy PC for $1800! I wonder if I can build it for less at,
    say Gamedude.com.au?

    "Rod Speed" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Aldi has rather more PC for $1800 starting tomorrow.
    > http://aldi.com.au/images/data_product/99127718542772990c21de.pdf
    >
    > "Era" <> wrote in message
    > news:42813e57$...
    >> Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    >> account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    >> editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    >> as well.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    >> Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >>
    >> 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    >> 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >>
    >> 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    >> 400W ATX Case
    >> P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >>
    >> 17" Direction LCD Monitor
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Total is 1250 Inc GST

    >
    >
     
    ZionIFL, May 11, 2005
    #10
  11. Era

    Will S Guest

    "ZionIFL" <> wrote in message
    news:428190e2$...
    > Man - thats a heavy PC for $1800! I wonder if I can build it for less at,
    > say Gamedude.com.au?



    but will you get the software package
     
    Will S, May 11, 2005
    #11
  12. Era

    Era Guest

    Thank you all for the input.

    I have aquote from Dell and it look very good:

    Dimension 4700 - P4 530 with HT 3.0GHz. 1MB L2 cache 800MHz FSB
    512 MB DDR2 RAM
    17" ULTRAsharp LCD screen (DVI input too)
    80GB SATA ( i will buy another larger one at the market)
    Win XP Home
    48x DVD / comb drive (will get a 109 at market)

    All for A$1174.00 (delivered, incl GST)



    Era wrote:
    > Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    > account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    > editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    > as well.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    > Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard
    >
    > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    > 2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM
    >
    > 16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    > 400W ATX Case
    > P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse
    >
    > 17” Direction LCD Monitor
    >
    >
    >
    > Total is 1250 Inc GST
     
    Era, May 11, 2005
    #12
  13. ZionIFL wrote:

    > Man - thats a heavy PC for $1800! I wonder if I can build it for less at,
    > say Gamedude.com.au?


    Forget gamedude. www.msy.com.au is the only place to go in Brisbane now.
    Lots of stock & far better proces than Gamedude.

    gtoomey
     
    Gregory Toomey, May 11, 2005
    #13
  14. Era

    Fester Guest

    Gregory Toomey wrote:
    > ZionIFL wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Man - thats a heavy PC for $1800! I wonder if I can build it for less at,
    >>say Gamedude.com.au?

    >
    >
    > Forget gamedude. www.msy.com.au is the only place to go in Brisbane now.
    > Lots of stock & far better proces than Gamedude.
    >
    > gtoomey
    >

    Price isn't everything and you of all people should know that.
     
    Fester, May 11, 2005
    #14
  15. Fester wrote:

    > Gregory Toomey wrote:
    >
    >> ZionIFL wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Man - thats a heavy PC for $1800! I wonder if I can build it for less
    >>> at,
    >>> say Gamedude.com.au?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Forget gamedude. www.msy.com.au is the only place to go in Brisbane now.
    >> Lots of stock & far better proces than Gamedude.
    >>
    >> gtoomey
    >>

    > Price isn't everything and you of all people should know that.


    Hmmm, I got a nice CPU to sell you then, it's going for $500 !!!

    A bargain for a P1 75...

    What ? Price suddenly means sommat ?? 8]
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?P=F2g_mo_th=F2in?=, May 11, 2005
    #15
  16. Era

    Fester Guest

    Pòg mo thòin wrote:
    > Fester wrote:
    >
    >> Gregory Toomey wrote:
    >>
    >>> ZionIFL wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Man - thats a heavy PC for $1800! I wonder if I can build it for
    >>>> less at,
    >>>> say Gamedude.com.au?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Forget gamedude. www.msy.com.au is the only place to go in Brisbane now.
    >>> Lots of stock & far better proces than Gamedude.
    >>>
    >>> gtoomey
    >>>

    >> Price isn't everything and you of all people should know that.

    >
    >
    > Hmmm, I got a nice CPU to sell you then, it's going for $500 !!!
    >
    > A bargain for a P1 75...
    >
    > What ? Price suddenly means sommat ?? 8]
    >
    >
    >

    I know truth is a foreign concept you but value IS important ...

    oh I forgot . up yours jack. ( [pinnaple ruff)
     
    Fester, May 12, 2005
    #16
  17. Era

    JANA Guest

    Go with 1 GB of RAM, and put a DVD writer.

    --

    JANA
    _____


    "Era" <> wrote in message
    news:42813e57$...
    Is the specs for my new computer "reasonable" taking the price into
    account? I will not be using it to play games, but will do some video
    editing and rendering. I also will need to add more memory to this quote
    as well.

    Thanks



    Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 530 CPU (775 800MHz . 1M Cache)
    Asrock 775I65GV Motherboard

    160GB SATA Seagate HDD
    2x256MB PC3200 DDRAM

    16x52x32x52 LG DVD-CDWR Combo Drive
    400W ATX Case
    P/S 2 Keyboard & Wheel Mouse

    17” Direction LCD Monitor



    Total is 1250 Inc GST
     
    JANA, May 13, 2005
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