I have found a deal on a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5. This will be used primarily for DV editing. I have several choices and would like your input:
- Pentium 4 processor 640 with HT (3.2 GHz, 800 FSB) or Pentium D processor 830 with Dual Core Technology (3 GHz, 800 FSB) for $35 more? (should I still avoid Dual Core?)
- Windows XP Media Center or XP pro?
- 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz-2DIMMs or 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz-2DIMMs for $21 more?
- 160GB SATA (7200 RMP)or the larger 250GB SATA (7200 RMP)$56 more, a faster 80GB SATA (10,00 RMP) $49 more.
- Or dual drives (I already have a 160GB external drive I use for video now) 160GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 80GB /10000 RPM SATA HDDs) add $168 or 160GB Data Security RAID 1 (2 x 160GB SATA HDDs w/ Native Command Queuing) add $84 or 320GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 160GB SATA HDDs w/ Native Command Queuing) add $84?
- 24 inch UltraSharpâ„¢ 2405FPW Widescreen Digital Flat Panel add $706 or dual monitors (2) 19 inch Ultrasharpâ„¢ 1905FP Digital Flat Panel add $677?