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You have to remember though,that you must get the biggest hard drive you can afford
and lots of RAM to get the best results.

I must disagree here.
The disk drives of today are very big, and you should
buy what you need now, and buy something much
larger later when prices have dropped. If you can
get away with 20Gig you can edit a lot of video.

I am using my G4 tower to edit 20 min of video with
just a 10Gig drive and 128mb ram. No problem.
Of course that soaks up about half the disk. But
I will output to tape when finished, and delete the
project. I don't want a video jukebox.

Take a ballpark estimate at what your needs will be,
and realize in 6 months everything will be cheaper,
in case you were a bit low.

Of coures since drive and memory costs are fairly low
if you feel more comfortable just getting a larger
system to avoid having to deal with installation,
that may be a valid cost/service tradeoff, but
a memory upgrade is the easiest one to do.

In any case must is NOT the operative word.

YMMV of course.

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