I am currently looking at upgrading my current computer hardware setup. I want to use it for Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Internet, and Adobe Suite Products. Since I need it for Video Editing, I need a powerful system for the rendering. All I require is a Motherboard, a Video Card, RAM, and a Processor, since I am re-using my current monitor, case, power supply,cd-rom and hard drives. My budget is $450-$650. I also want to stay with a PC.
This is the current setup that I am looking at:
(1)ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $135
(1)EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail - $200
(2)CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail - $26 each
(1)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4600DOBOX - Retail - $66
I would love to get as much RAM and speed as possible, but my friend told me I am limited to 3GB RAM anyways, since I don't have a 64bit OS, or something like that. I don't understand it that well. I hope you can help me out.
Please let me know what setup you would recommend for my situation.