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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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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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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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