In the lack of any HW test site that has done any real testing with video editing in mind I have decided to ask the gurus on this site, in the hopes you can help me decide.
Currently I my system looks like this.
CPU: iP4 3.2GHz HT
Ram: 4x512MB Geil PC3200
GFX: MSI Geforce 6600 GT 128MB PCIe
MB: Asus P5RD1-V
HD: 4x120GB (3 seagate, 1 maxtor) in 2 RAID 0 configurations
Unfortunatly I cant afford to do a complete upgrade, but only 1 thing at the time.
How much performance gain would I get switching to a dual-single core system with Opetron or Xeon CPUs ?
In an effort to hold the cost down, I would like to reuse my memory, but how big of a difference is there on DDR and DDR2, when we are talking about video editing ?