I am currently saving up to get a new PC and this morning I just remebered about Shuttles. I've always really liked the look of Shuttle PCs but I never really took them seriously because to me, small isn't powerful. This morning though, i went on their website and found that many of their barebones systems have powerful potential, more than most full size systems . I was just wondering whether any of these: (click) would be any good for video editing/compositing.
Secondly, although there has probably been some discussion about this before that i've missed, does anyone know whether dual core CPUs have a distinct adavntage of single core CPUs with HT? If I do get a shuttle system, it may be a dual core capable system, so i was wondering whether it would be worth spending the extra £30 on getting a dual core processor.