Having at last got the final permission from the other half to go ahead, I am about to order all the nice shiny bits for a new pc just for editing. I've done some research but would like some final advice from people on here as to a couple of items.
1. DDR2 or DDR3 ram? the latter is still very new and expensive and I can probably only afford to get 2gb of that as opposed to anywher from 4gb to 8gb of DDR2. So the questions is is it better to go for the newer ram and future proof my upgrade path as much as possible or stay with the DDR2 which is still going to be so much better than what I have currently anyway.
2.Windows Vista home premium or XP pro? I'm looking to run Adobe production suite cs3 which according to adobe is certified for vista. Do I stick with XP or go with Vista, Is it still too early to adopt the new os.
Any suggestions or advice would be welcomed. This is spec so far anyway
Intel Q6600 quad core
GA-P35_DQ6 or GA-P35T-DQ6 depending on the ram option
Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 512 DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI
2GB DDR3 1066mhz or 4GB DDR2 800Mhz ram
4 X Samsung 500Gb SATA 2 16Mb Cache, 7200rpm (1 as system drive, 2 in raid and 1 for backup of raid)
2 X Pioneer DVR 112D 16x DVD burner
2 X Samsung 22" Widescreen LCD flatscreens
Sorry for the long post but as I say any advice on the above or suugestions would be very welcome before I finally at long last press the buy button.