Robo - 7:59 am on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
What we are
A small non-profit for heritage preservation and regional development. Based in the Czech Republic, with an Iowa-based sister organization
What we are going to do:
Making short video’s for mobile content for our education trails. Each point of interest on the trail has a Beetagg/QR-code sign through which you can connect to a mobile-content website and download info on that place to your handy.
Making short education video’s to be used in presentations and in our museum using data projectors.
Making short video’s for our normal websites
The best we now have:
A 2009-built Acer Travelmate 7730G (Intel core 2 Duo processor P8700, 3 Mb L cache, 4 Gb DDR2, NVidia GeForce 9600M GT). The rest of our hardware is older and does not come close in power to this one.
We have a Sony DCR-HC85E miniDV digital camera and a Sony HDR-SR10 HD AVCHD digital camera, with lots of material already on miniDV tapes. Besides, we can get some digital video material from professionals on our topics. As for software, we have Adobe design Premium CS3.
What we are considering to build:
The following components for home-building would set us back about $$ 1,700 (lousy exchange rate).
Motherboard Asus P6X58D-E intel X58
CPU intel i7 950 (the 970 would set us back another $650)
RAM 3x Corsair xms3 2x2 GB (together 12 GB)
Nvidia GTX 570 (470 or 480 are alternatives similar in price)
HDD Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 for editing work
Any 500 MB quick and quiet HDD as separate OS hard disk
CD Rom Blue-ray
Power Corsair TX850
Tower Antec ninehundredtwo
This is only for these components through internet retail; no software, no mouse or keyboards or monitors included yet. The best monitors we have are 19 inch Acer high quality monitors (crystal bright etc?), now about 4 years old. WE may have to wait with buying a better monitor until a next project.
Unfortunately, the $ 1,700 is about the max we have in project funding for this computer, maybe we can get another $ 200 extra, but that is it. Questions now are
- Is this set-up ok for what we want or way too good (probably).
- Can we shave something off somewhere?
- Something in hardware or software missing?