An acquaintance recently asked me to build him an i5 video editing build for $700 exactly. I will be making a profit on this so it needs to be substantially less than the $700 budget and I always tend to overspend on my personal rigs so i need some advice. his only requirements are as follows:
usb 3.0 case - mid tower
1 tb hard drive
must have an ASUS motherboard...don't ask why, it is just what he wants.
software not included in cost, he already owns it.
MUST be stable running OSX 10.6 or 10.7
no gaming but needs to support 2x monitors at 1920x1080 or better.
Remember that i need to make a profit on this so i want to keep the budget fairly low... I also do not want build him a piece of garbage either.
Thank you all so much for your time and effort. I really appreciate it.