i hope you can all help me out, i'm relatively new to this whole pc building game. infact this is my first time. i'm a film student, and i'm looking to build myself a pc to do video editing on so i dont have to use the college's edit suites. i'm learning more and more by the day but could do with some advice as to what is most important to get to improve its performance. i'm on a "student" budget so i'm looking at getting the most expensive stuff and performance important stuff first and worrying about disc space and dvd writers later.
if anyone has any great tips about what to look for it would be much appreciated, i'll be using premiere and want to spread the work space over 2 screens.
so far i was thinking around the idea of:
cpu: P4 2.8ghz 800fsb, P4 2.8ghz 800fsb *prescott*, or P4 3.0ghz 800fsb (which would be best for me?)
motherboard: abit IC7 or asus P4C800 (would i be better going for cheaper models or better models? etc..)
ram: just 512mb to begin with ( 2 paired 256mb at 400mhz to get full use of 800fsb, is this right?)
graphics card: an radeon 9600 or is it worth going for the pro etc (who is best to go with for running 2 screens for vid editing?)... i have no idea
capture card: NO IDEA but want good performance here. please suggest away.
as far as other stuff is concern, i already have 10gb and 40gb hard drives from a donot pc that'll i'll put up with until i can afford to upgrade again, keyboard, speakers and monitor aren't a problem as already have them.
has anyone got any ideas of things i may have overlooked? or better parts for the maybe cheaper money? i think thats everything covered.
thanks for any help or advice, it's appreciated.