: As my old P3 is too slow for good work with Adobe Premiere, I plan to build a new PC. DV-editing is a hobby, so I'm not looking for the top technical solution. A stable PC system that works fine with AP 6.5 and Canopus EZDV is all I need.
I'm evaluating 2 options:
- a P4 system => implies new hardisks (SATA)
- an AMD system => ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard with nForce4 chipset
The AMD option allows me to reuse a max. of old components and is still future proof. The disadvantage is that this seems to an experiment in DV-editing. Has anyone good or bad experience with AMD and/or the nForce4 chipset ?
Before you decide what computer to build, you need to decide what video capture card/software you plan to use. Every system has different hardware requirements and restrictions. For example, my Matrox RT.X100 is NOT compatible with the AMD/nForce system you're considering.
So first decide what NLE system you plan to use and check the vendor's website for hardware requirements and compatibility.
Yes I would like an answer for this as well because I would like to build an amd system but none of the video editting cards seem to be compatible with any new products from amd. I was considering buying dual opterons.
On a side note, if I get a matrox card would I really need to even invest in a quadro card? It seems that the matrox does most of the work and that a good 3d card would easily do the job.