> It's getting near time to build a new machine at the house. I've got
> a good idea on the general configuration cause I want to start doing
> some DV. But I've paid zero attention to what's going on for awhile,
> so they revoked my computer geek status.
> Definitely going Intel processor (sorry Mac heads, I don't do Mac).
> What chipsets should I be looking at?
Dog: I am NOT qualified to give advice, but will tell you that my new
light-duty PC uses an Intel Dual-Core processor that greatly improves
average speed since background applications (like virus scanning and
update installations) can run independently of the work in the
foreground. The processor is the Intel Core Duo Processor E4300 (2MB
L2 Cache, 1.8 GHz, 800FSB) Exacly what this means is beyond me, but
it works very well with 2GB RAM and a light-duty video card (256MB
NVidia GeFROCE 7300le Turbo Cache).
For better 2D video, I was told that my card is the bottom of the
barrel. For *** and 3D rendering, a seperate physics processor
will turn pretty much anything into a rocket.
Not sure how much this helps, if at all, but....