Originally Posted by Navy_Newbie
This computer is actually going to be used for some gaming and video editing. What do I need to do the change it so I can edit video more effectively?
also what is i7?
Intel's newest CPUs the Core i7 series.
2GB RAM seems quite low for gaming/video editing, especially if you plan to run Windows Vista. Video/Photo editing will definitely need more RAM, and gaming with 2GB would even be pushing it on Vista.
That GPU didn't really seem special at first glance. Second look and its actually not bad depending on what games/settings you plan to run.
For $1500 you can build quite a killer rig, the rig in my signature cost me about $1500 and that included accessories (keyboard, mouse, 25" monitor).
The tower alone was about $1200-$1250 USD, but I also had to pay about $100-$150 in CA taxes & monitor fees, so probably a bit lower than that even. Also add the Operating System to that so the tower in itself was probably less than $1000.
AMD builds are significantly cheaper than Intel builds, at only a minor hit in performance, unnoticeable in gaming (occasionally AMD performs better in gaming).