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    UPDATE TIME

    Have got permission from the minister of war and finance to update to the new age. Will be doing it on a budget, so am looking at a setup that includes (the basics) a cel 2.4g, G8GE 100MK m/b (Intel 865G chip), 512m dual DDR400 RAM, Intell Graphics 3D-II on board and 80gig h/d. I know there is bigger and better out there, but will this suit for some gaming (usually no brainers like QIII) but most importantly, converting our family VHS-C video tapes into DVD format. Will this set up handle the job?
    Second, there's probably a thread about this somewhere at Woody's, but what's the go with DVDRW - will the current DVDRW'ers do the job so you can watch your home made DVD's on a standard home DVD player, or should I pay the extra for a double layer job? I'm led to believe that DVDRW(-) will work on home DVD's but would like confirmation or otherwise.
    Thanks again!
    Willow

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    Re: UPDATE TIME

    Willow,

    Check out the discussion regarding DVDRW, etc at <post#=341493>post 341493</post#>

    Your proposed new HW should be adequate for your needs. About right down the middle of the leading and trailing edges of technology. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: UPDATE TIME

    If you plan to do video conversion, I would strongly suggest two things: 1) gobs of RAM - 512MB at a bare minimum - and 2) and a high-end video adapter. Video will eat memory like nothing you've seen and these two components are where you can make or break it.

    You might also plan at some point in the future to add a second <big><big>LARGE</big></big> hard drive for your raw, uncompressed video data.
    -Mark

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