I'll use the Asus p5e3 deluxe MB. Either the Intel Q9450, Q9300, or E8400. Would a slower Quad be more reliable and productive than the faster dual (assuming the video software uses the multi processors). Would the extra L2 cache in the Q9450 provide noticeable improvement Over the Q9300.
How much and how fast a memory can I use. Would the premium for DDR3 or faster DDR2 provide noticeable improvement over PC 6500 DDR2.
Would a 10,000 rpm HD for OS be advisable. Suggestions on a graphics card and video hardware would be appreciated. I'm not interested in the latest and greatest or skimping. I want the best bang for my buck and something that will last. TIA, JMK