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Old 10-13-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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Question What would you build?

While I am very new to Linux, I am already tired of sharing this machine with windows, so it's time to build a new box.

What hardare would you use to build the the best Linux Video editing machine?

and What Distribution?

Learning Linux, and enjoying the challenge.
Old 10-13-2003, 01:03 AM   #2
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May want a faster CPU and better video card but mine is built specifically for Linux. Sig is below. Need more info, let me know.

Old 10-13-2003, 01:13 AM   #3
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Oh, if you plan to really load it up, my case is really nice. I have four of those thermaltake fans installed and it really keeps everything cool. It is about 25 inches tall and has 11 bays. Also has wheels. Not to bad looking. It's not modded or anything but it was pretty cheap and has a 430 watt power supply.

You may need the room and cooling for a video system.

Forgot distro. If you are familiar with linux try Gentoo or something similar. Much much much faster. You will want all the speed you can get.

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Yea, gentoo is very nice. Not to mention you build pretty much everything from source which makes it faster. As for video cards I don't know. I've heard mixed reviews on Nvidia's linux drivers. As for ATI it depends on the card (this ATI 9700 Pro drivers suck). Maybe matrox makes nice ones?

Speed / Memory is a BIG factor!
Old 10-13-2003, 01:45 AM   #5
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If you have the $$, you can go with one of the new AMD64 or Intel Itanium processors. Keep in mind the motherboard bus speeds, because as you increase your CPU and RAM speeds, your motherboard will start to become your limiting factor.
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Gigabyte, Asus, MSI, Abit or AOpen mother board. I'm not up on the latests chipsets and cpu's, either flavor with the chipset of the month should be fine. One thing I would seriously think about is the power supply. A lot of people cheap out here, bad idea. Some good, available power supplies are Antec and Enermax. I would probably start at 400w for a higher end box. I also like Antec cases. If your mobo has onboard sound and nics check for driver availability. If not available I would get a mobo without those items and add in cards. 3com 905c or b for the NIC. Soundblaster something for the sound.
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