PC for video editing.. is this good?

I'm building a computer for a friend for under $700.. will this do?
he wants to overclock also

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB

ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel

Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W


$678.92

he is going to be editing videos, but he wants it really cheap; can he go any cheaper? he hates vista so he's going to use XP
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  1. Looks solid to me.
    I would swap the zalman with the xigmatek HDT S1283 though, and get the xigmatek mounting bracket too.
  2. Yep on the Xig + bracket.

    I think maybe you aren't going to build a decent video editing machine on that budget though. Also, for video editing and not gaming, an ATI card would likely be better then the GeForce.
  3. Proximon said:
    Yep on the Xig + bracket.

    I think maybe you aren't going to build a decent video editing machine on that budget though. Also, for video editing and not gaming, an ATI card would likely be better then the GeForce.


    im sure anything is better than his p4 2.8 and 512 mb of ram :D
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