Another newbie would appreciate some advice on specs for new video editing computer, mainly for home use. I would like to grow in the future.
The system I am planning to buy has the following specs:
Motherboard: Asus P5WD2
case: Antec Sonata II Mid tower ATX black power supply 450 Watt ( ATX12V 2.01 )
graphics card: ATI Radeon X700
processor: Intel Pentium D 830, 3.0GHz
ram: Kingmax 1024MB PC4300 DDR2 533MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM
hard disk: Western Digital Raptor Enterprise SATA (WD360GD) 36GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Buffer for system
video capturing and editing: Seagate 300GB ST-3300831AS Barracuda 7200.8 SATA w/NCQ Hard Disk
Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS w/ 24-bit Advanced HD, 7.1-channel, 108dB SNR
dvd witer: Plextor PX-716SA Internal Serial ATA 16X DVD+/- 6X Dual Layer DVD-Writer Retail Box
o/s: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (OEM)
capture card: canopus dvstorm2
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 915N 19" TFT (Black) 8ms 700:1 1280x1024
Or should I simply buy HP 7170N ?
Please provide your feedback,