quick question! please reply

Mucman

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A friend wants a computer for some minor video editing and photoshop stuff...

What kind of CPU would you use?
I am already planning on an ATI AIW.

Could I go with a Duron 700 or would Intel be the way to go for this?
I would probably try to put 256M of RAM in there too.

btw, this is not going to be overclocked!
 

NOSOUP4U

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for minor video editing and photoshop stuff any cpu over 500 mhz will do. even a cyrix.
 

Mucman

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What about L2 cache? Would it be better to have 512K operating 1/2 FSB or 256K at FSB. Or would the large and fast L1 cache of AMD's offerings be better?
 

Howard

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I would say to grab a Duron- or Thunderbird- based system. More than enough FPU, and cache isn't bad on either of them. There's 128KB more L2 cache on the Thunderbird than the Coppermine at the same speed, and 64KB less on the Duron. Durons are quite inexpensive, but the motherboards are a little more expensive than Intel-based boards.

AMD Duron 700 - $140
MSI K7T Pro - $130 (most stable board, non-overclocking)
256MB PC100 SDRAM - $180

Matrox G400 32MB SH - $120 (excellent 2D graphics quality, decent 3D performer)
Buy an AIW Radeon if you want to stick with features. If not, this is better.

IBM 75GXP 30GB - $170 (fastest IDE hard drive)
 

Howard

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<< Would it be better to have 512K operating 1/2 FSB or 256K at FSB? >>



You mean 1/2 processor speed, and at processor speed? I'm not too sure for Photoshop and the like, but for business applications, it's better to have a larger L2 cache, like 512K @ 1/2 CPU, while for games, it's better to have a faster L2 cache, like 256K @ CPU. Speed is not so much a factor as size for business apps, and vice versa.