I want to build a reliable computer for video editing, which means the system will hold large amounts of video on it. i was considering keeping all the video on an external drive(probably 1 or 2TB) but i still want my computer speed to be up to par when I'm running multiple programs at once and playing and editing video. Oh and i need dual screens.
I have a budget of $1200. is this attainable and what components would you recommend?
Frys has the core i7 socket 1156 860 with biostar board for $229 after $20 rebate. But this is in stores only, not online, and ends tomorrow. Newegg will discount some mobo and cpu combos by $20-40. If the board doesn't have an hdmi port, then you can get a decent video card with one for under $100. Can't tell you much about dual monitors, but many new Intel boards work with sli or crossfire multiple card setups. Core i7 is the best for video editing; socket 1366 is still the best performer. The 920 i7 has been $199.99 at microcenter at times, but in store only. Frys large ad is usually on fridays, and lists several combos good for one week.