Ive been editing for a year now and any edit I have done has been on Final Cut Pro. Ive always worked in an office and it just so happened that the editing-suite used a mac.
Now that I am working for myself, and have a little cash to invest, I would like to buy myself "The perfect video editing PC".
I have been doing lots of research about what to buy and have realised MacPro's are a bit over-priced for my liking and I believe I can get the equivalent of Macpro for cheaper if i just DIY.
Hack Attack: Build a Hackintosh Mac for Under $800
I found this website very helpful, and I think I am going to do something similar, just maybe partition an 80gig SATA into two so I can run windows (I would like to start using premiere aswell.) and Leopard) Can you think of any issues I will encounter, as far as ive read there aren't many.
Here is the rig I would like to assemble.
Intel® Boxed Core2™Duo E6550 Processor - 2.33GHz Dual Core,
GIGABYTE® "S Series" iP35 & ICH9 Express Chipset - Socket LGA775 @ FSB1333 - For Pentium®, Pentium®D & Core™2 Duo 4x PCI Express Slots (1 x16 , 3 x1), 3x PCI, 4x DDR2-1066 (Dual), 4x SATA2, 1x ATA100, 10x USB 2.0, SPDIF Port, Realtek Gigabit LAN (LOTS OF HARDRIVE EXPANDABILITY)
Corsair® TwinX™ XMS2™ Matched Memory Pair - 2x 1GB Modules - DDR2-667 - 6-Layer, Heat Spreader, CL 4-4-4-12, Retail
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.10 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 32MB Cache @ 7200RPM
Gigabyte® NVIDIA® GeForce 8600GT, 512MB 128Bit GDDR2, Dual DVI, HDTV, DirectX10, OpenGL, Dual RAMDACS, SLI Ready, Silent Pipe II
It might be a bit gaming orientated, what do you guys think. overkill? Im thinking the graphics card might be a bit big.... and will this run leopard?
I would also like to edit HDV, I think that I pass with this set up right?