Desktops forum: So, Just What Is a Multimedia Desktop?

by: asoroken December 4, 2007 8:52 AM PST

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So, Just What Is a Multimedia Desktop?

by asoroken - 12/4/07 8:52 AM

I am going to purchase a new desktop with a dual or quad core processor and 4GB of memory so that I can edit HD videos from a Sony HD Handycam using Pinnacle editing software for the Sony AVC HD format. I would also like to put my music and photos on the computer.

I plan to add an eSATA port to rapidly access video stored externally, a hot graphics card, and a remote control.

Do I need a game quality graphics card, like the XFX GeForce 8800 gt optimized for DX10, or is that a waste of money (I don't game)?

Whay is the purpose of a TV tuner?

Should I get the Windows Media operating system?

Will I be able to hook this up to my large screen HD LCD?

What else might I add to the computer?

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