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By jordanspcrepair ·
Is it possible to build a really good 64-bit computer system for about $200-$250??


What motherboard manufacturer is doing the best right now?? what cpu should i consider getting if i don't play games, but yet i do a lot of system administrating and do picture and video editing and dvd burning? how long will single core processors be around? what's the deal with all of these different names of cores, like Venice, palmero? i just am kinda confused about all of this. i know i can build a computer because i have did it before.

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by CG IT In reply to Motherboards/CPU

in answer to your first question.... I don't think so.

here's a site for hardware that I think provides the computer enthusist who builds their own rig really good advise on what's good and whats so so.

http://www.overclockercafe.com/index.htm

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forgot tech central http://www.teccentral.de/

and techware labs both have links on overclockerscafe site.

http://www.techwarelabs.com/

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by georgeou In reply to Motherboards/CPU

Yes, it can be done. You can get some of the higher-end cheap Sempron CPUs with AMD x64 support. There are motherboard/CPU combo deals on these for $65 sometimes for a Sempron 3000+ or even higher at Frys.

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by wojnar In reply to Motherboards/CPU

Yes, tigerdirect (WWW.TIGERDIRECT.COM) has a clearance going on now and always has low prices for mb/cpu combo's. If you are into video editing, your cpu choice should consider the editing software you use. Premiere Pro 1.5 and higher uses SSE(2) instruction set which is only available on Intel chips. SSE 1 was available on some AMD's (I believe Sempron). I use Premiere and have not seen too much advantage to dual processors. My 3Ghz Intel ($69 at tigerdirect) and ASUS mobo do quite nicely and is as fast as a friend's 2.8Ghz dual.

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by CG IT In reply to Motherboards/CPU

come on guys a 64 bit system for video editing with a $200 to $250 budget? Low priced Athlon 64s [not semprons] are $150.00. You could opt for a budget motherboard Socket 939 boards for $60.00. but figuring in a decent Video card for video editing at $130.00 for a 258 MB AGP 8 or SLI, 1 GB of DDR 2 240 pin memory is $80.00 to $90 [Corsair], then there's the case, power supply CPU fan, keyboard, mouse, and LCD/CRT monitor.

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Dell sells their low end systems with 17" LCDs for $400.00 [on sale maybe $350.00] and that's with like 256 MB of memory. And they come with an O/S [ok XP Home but still].

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