We are going to be replacing all (17) of the computers in our IT suite this year, but are on a pretty tight budget. One of the main things we want to use the suite for is video editing, so they are going to need to be pretty high spec machines. We intend to use Pinacle studio 12, unless anyone can recomend a better video editing package for primary school pupils? - We have tried movie maker but it isn't good enough for what they want.
I have looked at the pc's offered by Dell, as we have been exclusively dell in the past, but they dont seem to be very good value at the moment, so I have looked into building our own, and for our budget can get the following spec:
Amd phenom II x4 940
512mb Geforce 9400 graphics card
Tower case and 500w branded psu
Multi card reader
Vista home oem.
£406 per pc
We already have LCD monitors, and 17 copies of Vista business upgrade.
Our total budget to get 17 pc's and 30 copies of the video editing software is £7500 (and that is stretching it a bit!)
Has anyone else built their own computers? I know they would only be covered by the component warranties, but we are well staffed and could support them in house.
Any other suggestions would be welcome!