I'm looking at purchasing a custom built computer and I have two options presented to me. I'm needing it for editing HD footage using Cineform Neoscene, Sony Vegas Pro 9, Adobe After Effects CS4, and maybe Magic Bullet Suite 2009.
I need a computer upgrade that can handle this, but I have no idea what would be better between the two options I have.
3.0 Ghz Intel P4 Dual Core procssor and fan
Asus P5Q Motherboard capable of upgrading to Quad Core and 16 GB of DDR II Ram, with built in LAN and Surround sound
Asus EAH4650 1 Gig DDR II HDMI/DVI Video card
4 GB DDR 800 Mhz RAM
500 GB Seagate Pipeline 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Mid-ATX Case w/ 500W Thermaltake power supply
Asus M3N-HT Deluxe/HDMI Motherboard. Capable of 3 Way SLI w/ Nvidia discrete graphics,
capacity of 16 Gigs DDR2 RAM, AM3 CPU w/ built in 7.1 Stereo surround sound,
2.6 Ghz AMD Phenom Tri Core processor.
Katana III radiator style heatsink and fan
4 gigs of RAM: 2x2gigs DDR2 800Mhz Corsair XMS2 Memory
Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM Sata Hard drive
LG 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD Burner
Azza Mid tower with Thermaltake 500W power supply
So thoughts, opinions, help?
Is a tri-core processor with a lower cpu better than a dual core with a higher cpu?
Option B doesn't come with a video card, so I would be spending a $100 more for a video card for it.
It's for an indie film, so budgets are important to us, and these two are the best we could find in our budget.
I would appreciate any and all help you can provide.