Help, I waited to longLocked
I finalized my plans about six weeks ago but didn’t get around to ordering the parts. Now they seem obsolete.
The P35, DDR2 ASUS P5K PREMIUM/WIFI Motherboard Should be replaced with a P45. Any suggestions for a comparable DDR2, P45 or x38 ASUS or Gigabyte board. The WIFI is not important.
Also I settled on the DIAMOND Viper Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready video card but suspect I’d be better served with a hd4850 board. I chose the Diamond because it had VIVO. Any suggestions on a 4850 board?
I’ll be using a Q9450 CPU with 4-8 gig memory and vista 64bit
My system will be a multitasking unit. My needs in order of priority are:
1. Converting, editing, rendering 35 years of photos (slide, print, digital) and video (film, VHS, various camera formats including some HD) and creating DVDs for my grandkids.
2. Media Center stuff including using a large 1080p TV, streaming video and music.
3. Gaming. I don’t do much but would spend a little more to have a more capable system.
4. Surfing, and general purpose work (word processing, spreadsheets, scanning) while doing 1 and 2 above.
Thanks, I promise I’ll order soon.