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  • Specs For New PC

    Posted by Doug on April 2, 2005 at 8:11 am

    Below are the specs I received for a new PC loaded with Vegas 5.0. Cost with Vegas DVD edition is $2800. I was told it was a better than average PC for video production enthusiasts. What is everyone’s thoughts?

    1) Mother board Intel D865PERL
    2) 512 MB DDR PC 3200 400Mhz CL3.0
    1) Mid Tower
    1) CD Rom FX540 54X Generic
    1) Seagate ST-380013A IDE for OS only
    2) Seagate ST-3120026AS SATA for audio files
    1) 480 W ATX Dual Silent Fan Power Supply
    1) 128MB V9250 Geforce FX5200 AGP
    1) Sound Blaster Audigy ES Sound Card (not used with Pro-Tools)
    1) Microsoft Windows XP PRO SP2 OEM
    1) Microsoft Optical Mouse
    1) Intel P4 3.0 E Ghz 800FSB
    1) Basic Keyboard
    1) Generic F. Drive
    1) Pioneer DVR-107 8X4DVD +- RW 24X12X24XCDRW
    1) ADS Pyro DV 1394 Firewire Card PCI

    Kevin Mccarthy replied 19 years ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Edward Troxel

    April 2, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    For $2800, I would expect at least 1 Gig of RAM and faster than 3.0GHz. I would also expect the latest burner which is currently the DVR-109. Also, you didn’t say what size the hard drives are (not really interested in looking up the part numbers.)

    Edward Troxel
    JETDV Scripts

  • Storm Crow

    April 2, 2005 at 1:06 pm

    I would say build it yourself and then you can get a much faster processor and high speed memory (1gig or more) along with two monitors for that price!

  • Liam Kennedy

    April 2, 2005 at 1:41 pm

    His price does include Vegas+DVDA… so it’s not quite as bad as it seems… although.. even then it does look a little “underpowered” for first rate editing system these days. Maybe better than the “average” a while ago – but not so much now.

    Definitely get a minimum of 1GB and maybe even more. If you will be getting into HD resolutions you’ll need all the RAM you can muster.

  • Harold Brown

    April 2, 2005 at 4:12 pm

    This is about a 2 year old system in terms of technology. My system board & FSB are similar and I consider it under powered (see my profile). Most of the time I have to view “draft” (I do have a lot of FX but still). I plan to upgrade after the new dual core processors come out. Maybe 64bit. I hope future versions of Vegas improve performance and take advantage of new tech.

  • Doug

    April 2, 2005 at 6:13 pm

    Yes, I also thought the RAM was a bit low after comparing it to a PC at Best Buy that sells for $1400. Even the PC at Best Buy has 3.2Ghz. He said it is 400 gig (200/200 RAID). He said the RAID would make the processing faster since it logically uses two drives to access and store data at one time. I’m a novice at this so I don’t know if any of this means anything. Here is the breakdown of cost:

    STUDIOPC-P4/G550 1752.000
    Avid DV Workstation Q#7087 VEGAS+DVD-5-BUNDLE 612.000
    Editing Software SFVDVDSB5000 COMPUTER-INTEGRATION 400.000
    Subtotal 2764.00
    Shipping 20.00
    Insurance 13.50

  • Doug

    April 2, 2005 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks to everyone for the feedback. In summary, it sounds like all of you agree that the system is underpowered for the price. I thought I should share the price breakout so you can determine where the price is inflated:

    STUDIOPC-P4/G550 1752.000
    Avid DV Workstation Q#7087 VEGAS+DVD-5-BUNDLE 612.000
    Editing Software SFVDVDSB5000 COMPUTER-INTEGRATION 400.000
    Subtotal 2764.00
    Shipping 20.00
    Insurance 13.50

  • Kevin Mccarthy

    April 3, 2005 at 12:51 am

    Hi Doug
    This sounds like the machine I just bought from FullCompass. It is the new 64bit Intel processors and I took it out of the box plugged it in and it ROCKS! If you haven’t already checked it out, be sure to talk to them about the warranty. Yes, you can build a bigger, faster machine if you know what you are doing, but there is something to be said for the convienience of letting someone who knows what they are doing relieve you of that responsibility.
    Happy editing and don’t forget that we are only weeks away from Vegas 6.0 etc.

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