Hello all, I am quite up on cumputers but must admit, when it comes to video editing it is a minefield. My father wants to buy a new machine for video editing. He has become very proficient at doctoring photos on paint shop and wants to move on to digital video. We have had a dabble with a firewire card and his old PC and hid digital camcorder but the PC is too old and results are less than satisfactory. So....you guessed it - can someone please help me find him a PC. I have been searching for a while and read many a forum post on minimum specs but I am still finding it hard to choose. Basically this is what we need:- Base unit ( already have a monitor ) Windows XP TV card for analogue and TV capture ( nice, but not essential ) DVD recorder Games are not an issue so the video card does not need to be able to handle all these new 3D games etc, as long as it fits the bill for the video editing stuff. Budget £600 - £700 It must be more than capeable of recording straight from a digital camcorder and be powerful enough for editing without annoying waits or drop outs or crashes etc. ie, I don't wan't him to have to "make do" with a minimum spec machine for the job if you know what I mean. This is the crux, the budget is £600 - £700 and needs to be from a company that will offer buy now pay later or interest free credit. I have searched the computer magazine ads and on the internet and so far my choice of supplier would be Mesh. Basically, would anyone on here that uses there computer for good quality video editing please take a look at the Mesh build your own base unit page and possibly suggest a PC spec that will fit the bill? It would be fantastic if people could build a 'virtual' system for me and post the choices in this thread with their comments as to why they chose it? or why they chose one particular video card over another ( as there seems to be loads to choose from ). That way, we can make an informed choice based on proper users input. I realise that this may be a lot to ask but my dad has limited funds and we really want to avoid dissapointment in our PC choice for him as he will not be able to upgrade anything for a while and has been chomping at the bit to get his teeth into video editing for a couple of years. This is the base unit build page for mesh... http://www.meshcomputers.com/updated/essential_range.htm Any suggestions on spec or even ready built machines from other companies would be very, very much appreciated. I have also looked at Dell but they seem pricey if you steer away from a ready packaged deal. Thank you all.... Tony.