Trying to upgrade
I have been using Sony Vegas 5.0 and DVD as a hobby for a year and I want to upgrade everything.
I have a HP Pavilion a1125c. XP media center that I am changing to XP pro. It has a 3.3 ghz p4 with 1 gig ram expandable to 4 gig total. It has a single 250 gig 7200 SATA Seagate Barracuda. There are 3 more SATA connectors on the MB. It has crappy video card with 128mb onboard memory. I added aditional nvidia 128mb pci card a few months ago to run dual monitors. It has cd/dvd lightscribe burner, etc. from factory.
I am wanting to upgrade. So I can turn out a more professional product. I have the possibility of a TV show in the near future.
I have some ideas and I am looking for input.
I want to add a second 250 gig SATA drive in raid 0. And add a third SATA drive to run the operating system.
Add another gig of ram.
Do I need a video capture card? I have firewire on the motherboard and I have been able to capture in the past without difficulty.
Upgrade to Sony Vegas 7.0.
Or perhaps in the future, AVID DV express although I know that will probably require a whole new system built to AVID specs.
I am new here so if this is inappropriate let me know. HP no longer supports my a1125c and I need a set of recovery discs and since it is legal to provide a recovery disk I will pay the standard fee and shipping.
Marty: I have been using Sony Vegas 5.0 and DVD as a hobby for a year and I want to upgrade everything.