Base platform for project - Is this any good?
Essentially, I want to get together a computer (+ some future mods) for rendering and editing HD video. Now, this does not have to be all singing and all dancing, but something better than a Core 2 is obviously in order, and as such I have just found this twin Xeon machine on eBay for £149: HP Dual Xeon 6.0Ghz 64-Bit Gaming PC NEW 1GB GFX 4GB RAM Desktop Tower Computer | eBay
What I am not sure about is the actual version of the Xeons on offer, but the HP xw6200 was launched around 2005 afaik, so if anyone has an idea of what could be in there it would be much appreciated.
As a base his machine could be a good option an with a couple of 1TB drives whacked in there for good measure should make a reasonable beast for the task in hand.
Basically what I want to know is:
a. Is this a decent machine?
b. Is this a good price for it
Any answers gratefully accepted.