My current XP/Opteron 180 will be way underpowered for this task., looking to stay under a grand and hopefully under $750.
Main software will be Vegas Pro 8, and Nikon Capture NX2, noticed a few MB's will cut bandwidth in half by enabling SATA6G...not sure how important that is or how it will impact my build.
Would mainly be rendering 30 min of video at a time on average, I understand this process is time consuming and would like to keep this time down and be able to view uncompressed video without jitters.
Figure W7 and 6-8 GB RAM to start....12 GB is prob what I will end up with.
Display is HP w2207 LCD
Ask me what you need, bear with me...seems rendering requires some HP from what I have read.