Heres a new system that I'll be putting together soon, no serious gaming; mainly just video and photo editing (CS2 and Sony Vegas etc), running at 1680x1050 on a 22" lcd.................any problems or cheaper options?
You probably cant read half of that, apparently "I'm not allowed to edit the post" and generally the forums are acting weird....
Well, I can tell you now, you'll probably want something faster than the 4200+, I would probably look at least at a 5000+ if going AMD, also see about geting the retail version as it would come with a cooling fan.
id go for the 6000+ if possible, and maybe get like a 4670 or such for video, as the 8600GT is knida outdated. However it may work just fine for video editing, im just not sure, haven't used one before.
I've been seeing manufactured PCs for sale with the AMD 4400+ for around the $300 range these days. It's an outdated processor by the most current standards. For simple email & internet, it's fine.
If you want to do a lot of video editing, I'd go faster.