I work for an IT company, and I can get some deep discounts on HP hardware because of our HP partnership.
I'm looking to invest in an entry-level NLE system that will be sufficient for entry-level video and/or motion graphics editing for at least two years.
The system in question:
-3.6 QC Xeon processor
-UPGRADE to 16GB RAM
-UPGRADE to 500GB 10K boot drive
-UPGRADE to 2x2TB 7.2K media drives (raid 1)
-UPGRADE to GeForce GTX 570 2.56GB Graphics Card
2x HP 24" IPS monitors
I plan on purchasing, learning, and using CS6, especially After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Speed Grade.
Thoughts much appreciated!