I'm planning on building my own PC and would appreciate any comments you have on the following configuration. I know I still need to add a video and sound card. I'm planning on buying from newegg. Thanks!
Only two things I can say- why only 240 gigs, when you could spend another $40-$50 and have 320 gigs (2 x 160)? And, why the Sony drives? I'm building a little heftier system soon and I'm putting in Plextor 712A burners.
Oh, and also, I'd rethink some of the choices to go with OEM compnents, if possible. On things other than the hard drives, it can make a warranty difference.
Video editing? Wow, then you REALLY don't want 120's. As for the CPU choice, I wouldn't go for the older socket 478. I wouldn't go for Intel at all, but I understand the concept of personal taste. But the socket 478 issue is much more important. Think about it: Do you really want to lock yourself into a dying technology? 915X or 925X (socket T (LGA775)) motherboards are a much better choice. Leave yourself some room to grow.
Personally, I do photo editing, and my choice is 3 x Maxtor 160's. Or I may go to 200's, I don't know yet.