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luv2kruz
Comments on HP media center?
on Nov 10, 2004 at 3:44:30 am

I am new to the video editting/transfer arena and am looking at purchasing a new computer soon to complement my recent purchase of a new miniDV camcorder (Pansonic GS400 3CCD). I am currently using Studio 9 for editting. The new system I've scoped out is a hp Media Center running Windows MC 2005. It has a couple of options that I would appreciate your comments on.

Firstly, the CPU Choice. The base system comes with a P4 520 (2.8Ghz). You can upgrade as follows:

P4 540 (3.2 Ghz) +$90
P4 550 (3.4 Ghz) +$200
P4 560 (3.6 Ghz) +$395

Or you can choose an AMD system with a base CPU of the Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2. Upgrades are as follows:

3400+ +$60
3700+ +$185

If you go with the P4 platform, you get a 256 Mb Radeon X600 Pro video card. If you go with the AMD platform, you get a 256 Mb GeForce (FX) 5700 card.

Which platform would you pick, also considering what video card you get with it? Is there a better system out there than this that I should consider?

Thanks





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