A Canadian, based in London, I have been doing graphic design and am looking at making the transition into post - specifically editing. I don't know as much as I ought to, but I'm a quick learner.
What I'd like to do is get a setup that will be adequate, until I can either get something better from home (more for the money) or make a better purchase here.
An aquaintance of mine offered the following:
- intel quad core 2.4ghz G0 stepping
- 4gb 1066 ram
- 2x 10000 RPM raptor (Raid 0)
- 500GB Storage./data drive
- CD DVD rewriter
- Case + 500w powersupply (To power the ati gfx card)
- ASUS motherboard w/ onboard RAID, gigabit lan, loads of USB ports and 7.1 sound
What are your (fellow forum users) thoughts? Will that do, for a while, at least? Is the hard drive setup ok?
Also, I'd looked at a gfx card - but do I need one that powerful? I'd like a card with two DVI ports but, to do reasonable editing work, what should I be looking at?
I've been able to get away with a single hard drive, so this multi drive business is a bit alien to me. On which drive would I put the Operating System and basic software?
Also, if there is anyone in the business (or training to be) - who is located in London - I'd love to ask a few questions.
Thanks for your time, folks.