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07-11-2003, 11:35 AM
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ok i am looking at getting a new computer but i need to know which one
i need to know how long it will take to encode with each machine
here is my first choice
compaq
Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz processor w/ 128KB L2 Cache & 400 mhz fsb
Operating System Windows XP Home Edition Operating System
Memory 128 MB DDR / PC2700 (ill update the memory to 512mb eventually when office max has it free after rebate)
Hard Drive 40 GB 5400 rpm Ultra DMA Hard Drive
48X max. CD-ROM Drive(i have a dvd-rom a dvdrw and 3 cdrw drive laying around my house)
Keyboard and Mouse Keyboard & Internet Scroll Mouse
Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports
Video Card Integrated Graphics (it has an agp slot)
1.44 MB Floppy Drive
this costs $299

Dell Dimension 4600
Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.40GHz with 533MHz front side bus
512MB Dual Channel 333MHz DDR SDRAM
Dell® Quietkey® Keyboard
64MB DDR NVIDIA* GeForce4 MX Graphics Card with TV-Out
40GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Dell® 2-button scroll mouse
Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet
48x CD-ROM Drive
Integrated 5.1 Audio with Dolby Digital 5.1 capability
this costs $599

Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.60GHz w/800MHz front side bus
Hyperthreading Technology
512MB Dual Channel 400MHz DDR SDRAM
64MB DDR NVIDIA* GeForce4 MX Graphics Card with TV-Out
40GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Dell® 2-button scroll mouse
Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet
48x CD-ROM Drive
Integrated 5.1 Audio with Dolby Digital 5.1
this is $679
im leaning towards the compaq because of the low price and that i have alot of components laying around my house i need to know if it would make a significant difference in encoding time if i got the compaq over the two dells i am going to use this computer to encode movies into kvcds i need to know how fast the machines will encode an average movie
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07-11-2003, 12:40 PM
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The 2.4 will be faster. I have a hyperthreaded P4 processor and in my benchmarks hyperthreading increases my encode time by 30% all other things being equal.

Whatever you do don't get the P4 2.2. You said it has 128K L2 Cache so it must be a celeron.
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07-12-2003, 12:35 PM
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by the way, where can i get that compaQ for only 299? man, that's a huge saving hehe s...
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07-12-2003, 08:42 PM
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Wow that's very cheap....is that a refurbished or brand new? would you mind sharing to us where we can bought it too?

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