I would also recommend a big fat hard drive if you intend to do video stuff. HD video can suck up alot of HD space. A nice fast hard drive would be beneficial to, 7200RPM. And make sure you have DDR3 memory which will give you a nice boost. A quad core will rendure video faster as well. Just some extra help. In your case a video card isn't a huge concern, just make sure it is not the intel onboard and you should be fine. Any Geforce or Radeon GPU will most likely be fine.