Which PC system to choose?

  tonyq 14 Jun 11
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help needed as to which pc system to choose from Daevinity Ltd,is the extra cost value? This is what I said I will be using the PC for,and the systems they suggested.

Internet Office Documents Photoshop Listen to music (5.1surrond) Make DVD,s from sideshows,videos.

Would like to have the following installed if possible. Internal media card reader. Internal wireless card.(to pick up internet)

System Name Amvinity AV-R CPU / Processor AMD Athlon II X3 Triple Core 3.2GHz @ £60.62 Motherboard Gigabyte GA880 GM D2H @ £60.18
RAM / Memory Corsair DDR3 Dual XMS3 C9 1333Mhz 4GB (2x2GB) @ £47.00
Optical Drive 1 LiteOn DVDRW @ £16.38
Hard Drive 1 Samsung F3 1TB 7200rpm 32mb @ £49.00
Graphics Card 1 XFX 5770 1GB GDDR5 @ £92.00
CPU Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus @ £31.00
Power Supply XFX Pro 650w @ £69.00
PC Case Zalman Z9 Plus @ £54.78
Sound Card N/A @ -
Keyboard MS Comfort Curve 2000 Desktop @ £15.06
Mouse Included @ £0.00
Accessories Wifi card and Media Card Reader @ £30.00
Operating System Win 7 Home 64bit @ £82.50
OS Installation Included @ £2.50
Sub Total Incl VAT @ 20% £610.02
Delivery Method Insured Courier @ £25.00 Total £635.02

System Name Custom #1 CPU / Processor Intel i5 650 3.2Ghz @ £151.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA H55M UD2H @ £90.00
RAM / Memory Corsair DDR3 Dual XMS3 C9 1600Mhz 4GB (2x2GB) @ £49.00
Optical Drive 1 Samsung S223C OEM @ £17.39
Hard Drive 1 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm 32mb @ £47.78
Graphics Card 1 XFX 5770 1GB GDDR5 @ £92.00
Graphics Card 2 N/A @ -
CPU Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus @ £31.00
Power Supply XFX Pro 650w @ £69.00
PC Case Silverstone PS03 @ £45.50
Sound Card N/A @ -
Accessories Wifi card and Media Card Reader @ £30.00
Operating System Win 7 Home 64bit @ £82.50
OS Installation Included @ £2.50
Sub Total Incl VAT @ 20% £707.67
Delivery Method Insured Courier @ £25.00 Total £732.67

System Name Custom #2
CPU / Processor Intel i5 760 2.8Ghz @ £166.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA H55M UD2H @ £90.00
RAM / Memory Corsair DDR3 Dual XMS3 C9 1600Mhz 4GB (2x2GB) @ £49.00
Optical Drive 1 LiteOn DVDRW @ £16.38
Hard Drive 1 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm 32mb @ £47.78
Solid State 1 N/A @ -
Graphics Card 1 EVGA GTS 450 1GB @ £97.74
CPU Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus @ £31.00
Fan Controller N/A @ -
Power Supply XFX Pro 750w @ £76.00
PC Case Antec Three Hundred Gaming @ £54.79
Sound Card N/A @ -
Accessories Wifi card and Media Card Reader @ £0.00
Operating System Win 7 Home 64bit @ £82.50
OS Installation Included @ £2.50
Sub Total Incl VAT @ 20% £713.69
Delivery Method Insured Courier @ £25.00 Total £738.69 *I think they may have missed £30 for Wifi card and Media Card Reader so total would be £768.69

  chub_tor 14 Jun 11

The most demanding application you have listed is making movies and even the cheapest of the three systems will do that adequately. By going to the fastest and most expensive processor you will shave some time when rendering the movie but as you are not a games player then I would still go for the cheapest option but personally for video work I would upgrade the RAM to 8Gb and leave the rest the same. If you want to spend more money then change the DVD to Blu-Ray and the processor to a Quad Core. AMD is fine in my opinion.

  tonyq 14 Jun 11

chub_tor

knowing nothing about Blu-Ray drives, would I be able play/write cd/dvds as well or would this have to be a separate drive?

  woodchip 14 Jun 11

And I don't think you need any more than 4 Gig of Ram. I do Video Editing on a lot, lot slower PC. Without Problems and its not slow doing it. I use Pinnacle for Video Editing.

Its a Pentium 2.2 and just 1Gig Ram running XP home. I have updated the Graphics on it. its a Old Medion Desktop

  tonyq 15 Jun 11

Which of the following 2 is the better CPU/Processor?

AMD Athlon II X3 Triple Core 3.2GHz

or

Intel i5 760 2.8Ghz

  woodchip 15 Jun 11

For Video Intel

  woodchip 15 Jun 11

PS but you do not need that power or extra cost

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