I just ordered this from ebay, Did I get a good system?
Asus P4C800 motherboard
Intel P4 3.0 GHZ processor
512 MB RAM
20 GB IBM Deskstar system Drive
120 GB Western Digital 1200 Storage Drive
Enermax Whisper 360 powersupply
Matrox Melenium G400 dual head display card
Matrox RTX 100 Extreme editing system
4X DVD burner
Sony DRV 1000 DV tape drive
rack mount case
Windows XP Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects 5.0 Standard Eddition
1) get more RAM at least 1GB for Premeire Pro.
2) Take the 120GB drive and make it the system drive. That small 20GB drive is probably pretty slow.
3) Buy a big 250GB drive for your video and media files.
4) Ditch the old G400 card and get an off the shelf 128 meg gaming card for around $150
You'll end up spending about $500 on these upgrades, but you'll be glad you did !
Hmm, I have two 160GB drives and I still run out of space, although I usually run audio at 24/48, which eats up a good amount of space on its own. For RAM, 1GB should be the bare minimum for editing decent quality video.