DIY and System Recommendations

Videoguys' DIY 3: Double Trouble – Dual Xeon Workstation

April 11, 2006

Our DIY3 project is finally complete. “Double Trouble” was our first Dual Processor system. Unlike the previous two projects, this one was far more difficult. It was very hard finding a motherboard that all our vendors liked and that also included the latest PCI Express technology. As you will recall from our DIY2 article, PCI Read More

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Videoguys' DIY 2: Big Blue

February 11, 2006

We are in the process of putting together our DIY4 Dual Core machines. If we were going to build an under $1,000 machine, these are the components we would choose. The ASUS’ P5LD2 Deluxe mainboard sports LGA775 chips with up to 800MHz processor system bus, up to 4GB of dual-channel DDR2 memory at 667MHz, two Read More

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DIY and System Recommendations

Videoguys' DIY 1: Build your own Computer for Digital Video

January 11, 2006

Videoguys’ DIY1 computer under $1,000(February 1st, 2006 update)* Part Model Cost Case ASPIRE X-Navigator w/ 450W PS $90.00 Power Supply included w/ case $0.00 Motherboard ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe $158.00 Graphics Card Radeon X800 128 Meg $115.00 Processor INTEL Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz $179.00 RAM 2x512Mb DDR2 $120.00 System Drive HITACHI 80GB SATA 7200 RPM $55.00 Read More

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