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RedArmy

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Basically I am building a Home Video Editing station and will have 2xRaptors, 1Gig of 3200 Corsair. I need your opinions on what would be better for my needs? "ABIT NF7-S/2500+Barton/330$CND" on one hand or "ASUS P4C800-E Dlx/2.4c/560$CND" on the other.
The system will be aimed again, at home vide encoding/DVD burning and I need it to be af fast as possible for the right price. Thank you very much.
 

Bensa

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For video encoding and decoding, yes, Intel processors perform better, and the higher clock speeds add a edge aswell.

Edit: Most people are choosing the P4 2.4 C-family, for the best price ratio and for oc'ing
 
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RedArmy

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Well thats what I want to know. If the P4 system provides me with significantly better results or not. Otherwise I might just keep the Mobo/CPU combo I have in my sig.
 

chasingapple

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Intel would be faster, im not sure it would be a better bargain for the price though. Anyone have an idea exactly what kind of performance difference will be seen? Im thinking 10% difference for almost double the pricetag! OUCH. I love AMD by the way :)
 

deadkenny

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RedArmy said:
Well thats what I want to know. If the P4 system provides me with significantly better results or not. Otherwise I might just keep the Mobo/CPU combo I have in my sig.

Check some benchmarks to see exactly how close the various processors are. Sure, the P4's are better in some apps, but the higher end Athlons perform respectibly. An upgrade to a higher end AMD processor would have to be cheaper than converting over to an Intel system. Just upgrade to XP3200 if you really need more speed.
 
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RedArmy

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Another thing I consider is Noise. I always strive to have my system as quite as possible. Since I will have CPU,GPU, and 3 HDD on the same watercooling loop, I would like as little heat from my CPU as possible. As I understand 2.4C would give considerably less heat than any AND in that performance range....
 

Angry_Games

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P4 is the better cpu, and the prices are coming down. I think newegg has the 2.6C for $170 and the 3.0C for $277

if you are already into an AMD system, its not really worth the money to move to P4 unless you just 'have to have' it =)
 

skab

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That 2.4c is going to put out a lot of heat when you clock it up, if yoou went to the P4P800 plain you could save about $50US, even if you stayed with deluxe version your looking at 130.00US$, difference though. You have to pay to get the hyperthreading though at the moment and for what you want to do that's something youre going to realy want IMO from the researching I've done for the same pupose.
 

deadkenny

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Seems like an expensive proposition, to upgrade to a P4 system rather than simply popping in an XP3200, just to save a bit of heat.
 
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RedArmy

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I have to get a second system for my soulmate anyways. Instead of downgrading I desided to upgrade and give her my current sistem in the sig;) The only expence for switching would be a new P4 waterblock ,which would cost me around 50$.
 

skidooosl

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u could just upgrade your motherboard... that is what is holding you back. the auihb 2100's are GREAT chips. i have one on a ASUS A7N8X Deluxe that will run 200x12 no prob @ 1.8v and the only thing holding me from over 200fsb is the ram. rev 1.x mobo's are HORRIBLE o/c'ers if you upgrade to a rev 2 u will hit 200 + fsb easy with your system and from what i have notied... u should have no prob with 2.2ghz, more than likely u can hit 2.3 plus... even if you dont want to push the voltage that hard... i can run my 2100 at 2.3 @ 1.7 it is a week 312. just make sure you invest in good cooling... SLK 900A's can be had for around $30 and if you go with a NF7-S it will fit.
 

PingSpike

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I'm a big fan of AMD myself...but video editing you're probably better of looking at an intel system I think. It seems to be clear from a lot of people around here that intel is the way to go for that.

I personnally know little about the different in processing time between the two. And more importantly, whether the extra speed is worth it. If video editing is really important to you, I'd go intel. If its a minor thing and you need more bang for the buck...I like AMD myself.
 

skidooosl

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i believe for video editing intel will be faster as well, i was just saying if money was a factor and u wanted a HUGE speed increase for about $100 it would be a idea
 

El-Scotto

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im in the same situation right now, building my gf a shuttle sytem for general purpose (some games, recording tv ect.) is the extra $100 really worth it?
 

reidroach

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if it were me id go out and get top of the line everything to run amd and then oc the hell out of it, should be better then an intel, im never going to own an intel they are almost as bad as microshaft