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Upgrading an old system to something that can do video editing hopeful


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Suki1232

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I have the following computer components:
BENQ DVD Burner
2 CDRW Drives
160 GB SATA DiamonMax 9 1.5 GB/s
80 GB Western Digital Caviar SE IDE WD800JB
40 GB Western Digital IDE Caviar Enhanced IDE Drive WD400
20 GB Western Digital Protege WD200 Enhanced IDE Drive

AMD Athlon 64 3500 processor (ADA3500DEP4AW)
ASUS Sli deluxe motherboard with sli (pci express)
512mb of ddr 400 pc3200 ram (super talent brand)
ATI All in wonder graphics card (x1900 256mb)
Sound Blaster audigy platinum zs sound card with breakout box
Old gateway atx compatible box with a 200 watt power supply 4 bays

I want a computer that will be really good at video editing and these are the parts that I have. I am willing to make some purchases but I don't quite know what else to buy. I don't want to spend much.

If you can, please make suggestions as to what the limitations on upgrades are. I only want upgrades that will give me a good boost in performance.

I have never put together a system from start to finish so also feel free to suggest processor cooling fans, thermal pastes, and anything else I might need other than what is above to do this job. Remember I'm a college student so inexpensive = good :)
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Welcome to GeeksToGo,
My name is Cbarnard, I hope I may be of some assistance.

I build computers, I rarely upgrade a computer like this, I will work this out for you two ways,

Full replacement of several key items,
and upgrade your current setup.

Most likely it will make more sense to replace parts than upgrade them. Your computer is older 5-6 years right? The parts to upgrade cost more than to replace several key parts. I will touch on this more but if you want take a look here you will see what I mean.

Please answer these questions, and I will be able to continue this for you.


I want a computer that will be really good at video editing and these are the parts that I have. I am willing to make some purchases but I don't quite know what else to buy. I don't want to spend much.


Well we can get you doing a lot better than you are. How much do you want to spend, what is your budget? This will help me figure out what to help you do.

ASUS Sli deluxe motherboard with sli (pci express


What is the model number of your MOBO?

512mb of ddr 400 pc3200 ram (super talent brand)


Well you could do alot better here but this stuff is expensive...

ATI All in wonder graphics card (x1900 256mb)


We could also do a lot better here than were you are at.

Old gateway atx compatible box with a 200 watt power supply 4 bays


This will need to be replaced which ever way we go here.

I have the following computer components:
BENQ DVD Burner
2 CDRW Drives
160 GB SATA DiamonMax 9 1.5 GB/s
80 GB Western Digital Caviar SE IDE WD800JB
40 GB Western Digital IDE Caviar Enhanced IDE Drive WD400
20 GB Western Digital Protege WD200 Enhanced IDE Drive

AMD Athlon 64 3500 processor (ADA3500DEP4AW)
ASUS Sli deluxe motherboard with sli (pci express)
512mb of ddr 400 pc3200 ram (super talent brand)
ATI All in wonder graphics card (x1900 256mb)
Sound Blaster audigy platinum zs sound card with breakout box
Old gateway atx compatible box with a 200 watt power supply 4 bays


Is this a custom built computer, if not I need the Brand and model number.
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Hello,

I see that you have not replied to this post. Do you still need assistance?

If the problem has been resolved please post a reply stating this is resolved. If the problem resurfaces again please reference this thread in the new thread you start.

If you continue to need assistance please reply back with requested information asked for previously in my last post.

I like to hear how things are going for the people I'm assisting, please let me know how it is going good or bad!!!

Thank you very much and good luck

Cbarnard
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