Need help advice on choosing parts for my first build.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 6 months
Budget Range: Not sure, trying to keep it under $1,500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet (Firefox on a dial-up modem), watching movies, some office work, have camcorder footage to edit and burn to DVDs (for personal/home use, not professional but would like it to look decent/professional).
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, looking at Dell Ultrasharp
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, hopefully Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none
Location: Virginia - Mid-Atlantic region
Parts Preferences: AMD CPU. Would like a reliable motherboard & hard drive, have had a few failures in the past few years on a purchased computer (repaired/replaced & repaired/replaced again).
Overclocking: Maybe ? I am not interested in gaming.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe ? Do I need this for video editing?
Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC.
Please also list specific software or games you're using: VLC, not decided on video editor yet
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Totally new build
OK, I'll consider it. But I don't do video editing professionally and don't need the "fastest" video editing computer and I'm not too impressed with hyperthreading. What would you recommend for an AMD based video editing build?