I am planning a new computer for video editing and general "stuff". I will never use it for games. Ever.
I plan an Intel i7-920 CPU on a Gigabyte GA-EX58-Ud5 MoBo. The OS will be Vista 64 bit.
I need to be able to work with High Def video files. I have an idea of what hard drive and blue ray burner I want but I'm baffeled about the video card to use.
I don't have a brand preference but I'd like to keep the cost around $250 maximum.
my sugestion would be a nvidia quadro cards, but thoes may be way to advance... but depending on what software u are going to use... if it is high end software, that uses CUDA, then quadro card would be it... but if its just a low end software, then maybe go with the 200 Series , but u will have to research all that info on nvidia's site...
The XFX Geforce GTX260-216 is way too much for what you want to use it for unless you will be doing gaming. A 9600GT should be more then enough and will run CUDA accellerated programs and be faster then a FX580 for what you are using it for.
You will also need a decent PSU. A "Seventeam ST550-PAM (550watts)" will not be good enough, you should get one from a more reputable brand like corsair.