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Videoguys' DIY Video Editing Workstation FAQ

August 27, 2011

DIY 10 – Our Wait for Thunderbolt is Over! I’d like to explain why it seemed like forever since our last DIY system build. We have been waiting for an enthusiast class motherboard with Thunderbolt. Witht he ASUS Z87-Deluxe/Quad we finally got the mobo we’ve been craving! Videoguys’ DIY9: It’s Time for Sandy Bridge-E Over Read More

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Videoguys’ System Recommendations for Video Editing

July 28, 2011

Videoguys’ System Recommendations for Video Editing (March 2014 Update)   Click here for our March 2017 Updated System Recommendations for video editing   We get asked all the time, “What computer system should I use for Video Editing?” So, we created this page to give you some basic guidelines. Every month computers get more powerful and Read More

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Videoguys DIY8 Hex Core

For over 5  years Videoguys.com, one of the world’s leading resellers of Non-Linear Video editing solutions, has been publishing our DIY articles as a service to our customers and the internet community. Our guides have been recommended by video editing, post production, gaming and general computer blogs, websites and user forums all over the world. Read More

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Videoguys’ DIY7.7: Intel Core i7 with Vista 64 AND Now Windows 7

April 15, 2010

For over 5  years Videoguys.com, one of the world’s leading resellers of Non-Linear Video editing solutions, has been publishing our DIY articles as a service to our customers and the internet community. Our guides have been recommended by video editing, post production, gaming and general computer blogs, websites and user forums all over the world. Read More

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Videoguys' Thoughts on Microsoft Windows 7 (Pre-Release)

September 22, 2009

We have been getting a ton of emails and phone calls asking us about Windows 7 and compatibility with our latest DIY7 build and all our products.  We are going to wait until after Windows 7 ships on October 22nd to officially recommend it, but we are very excited about it.   Let’s face it, Read More

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Videoguys' DIY 6: Quad-Core Editing System

April 10, 2008

Last spring we updated our DIY5 article to reflect the then latest round of Dual Core processors. Almost as soon as the article came out, we found ourselves bombarded with questions about Quad core CPUs. Back then you paid a pretty hefty premium for them, so we didn’t feel it was necessary to build a Read More

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Videoguys' DIY 5 Update: Dual Core Editing Workstations

April 11, 2007

As NAB2007 rolls around this April, we want to take the time and offer a DIY update article for you. Our DIY4 and DIY5 dual core machines are still an excellent recipe to follow. We still advise anyone planning on building a new machine (or having one built for them) to reference both these articles. We looked Read More

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Videoguys' DIY 5: Intel Core 2 Duo Strikes Back!

November 1, 2006

DIY 5 Update (04/07) – Build your own Dual Core computer for Digital VideoAs NAB2007 rolls around this April, we want to take the time and offer a DIY update article for you. Our DIY 4 and 5 machines are still an excellent recipe to follow.  We still advise anyone planning on building a new Read More

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Videoguys' DIY – GPU

September 21, 2006

DIY – GPUPicking the right graphics card for your NLE workstation One of the most often asked questions we get asked on our tech support and sales lines (as well as in emails, online forums and user groups) is what is the best graphics card for NLE. The answer is actually pretty simple, once you Read More

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Videoguys' DIY 4: Dual Core Face-Off – AMD Athlon 64 x2 vs. Intel Pentium D 900

May 9, 2006

Back in the end of 2005 we realized that our first two DIY projects had gotten pretty long in the tooth. While they were pretty cutting edge at the time, we were seeing some very new and exciting technologies breaking out. The most exciting was dual core processors. What is a dual core processor? By Read More

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