My brother in law wants to get a new computer, and has set a budget of a thousand pounds (rouhgly $2000) to get one.
Now with computers nowadays, I doubt he'll need to spend that, in fact I'm pretty sure he won't, as they're pretty cheap, but I know he'll want some serious kit anyway for the sake of it. So the money is there.
So, could some of you kind souls please recommend some hardware for building a top PC?
The main intensive use of it will be camcorder footage capture and dvd authoring.
The specifics I want to know about are...
-the quickest, most well-regarded processor. (could you also please state the speed of the CPU as well in addition to it's name?)
-a good graphics card, in the 256mb-512mb range. Also, the most recommended interface.
-a good soundcard.
-Whether terabyte harddrives are available anywhere to buy.
-a site that has a wide selection of cases.
And the most recomended operating system. I've heard WIndows Media centre would be the best for video making, but again I'm not sure which is why I ask.
If I have any further questions I can remember I'll ask....in the meantime thank you very much for any help...
EDIT: Oh, and he doesn't need a monitor.
Edited by DjFonti, 14 March 2007 - 07:55 AM.