I am writing on behalf of my school's mass media program. We mainly deal with photoshop and premire pro. We are looking to upgrade our computers since we got a nice new big budget, and since most of the techies in the program mainly deal with gaming pcs, i decided to come to you guys. So heres the deal, we bought an alienware to test run, it worked ok, but we are keeping our options open. Me and some freinds are very computer literate, and we can build PCs if we have to.
So, can u guys suggest a component list for a video editing computer? Our price range is between $2500-$3000. Only a few things: the head of the program wishs us not to use Asus motherboards since he has had problems with them in the past. The alienware had a Nvidia Quadro FX 1400 graphics card, we feel it worked well. So other than the mobo there are hardly any restraints, so if you guys can suggest an incredible parts list for the price range that'd be great.
PS. Do they make hardware that allows one to put a MiniDV tape into a computer and capture off it? Thanks!