Could any body please tell me what would be the best main computer componants to install. I need to think of a system that is going to see me through at least 3 years. these are the componants that I am thinking of at the moment.
A great graphics card isn't too important when doing video editing on your PC unless your capturing from it. The most important components are the cpu, memory and hard drive. The graphics card simply plays back what you've edited and plays no part in the encoding, rendering, decoding etc, etc. The cpu does all the work. The cpu you've chosen is a good choice, and will easily see you through 3 years. The memory on the other hand is a little lowly if the pc's main use is video editing, double it to 2 gig. Hard drive wise, your better off going for a small capacity fast (7200rpm) drive coupled with a large backup drive and a minimum of 200gb space.
I do Video Editing on a Celeron 2.6 with 256mb of memory, and it does not appear to run Slow. I would be the first to complain if it Did. So I cannot see what else other than Two hard drives in the Computer 200Gb each also need to be NTFS so you can create files over the Fat32 4Gb limit