I know you guys probably hate newbies, but I have read some of your threads and trust in your advice. I recently purchased a Canon HF200 camcorder (AVCHD) and my present computer will not handle the files. I have an emachine t5246. I am not a gamer and have only used my pc for internet or burning movies. I am looking to build a pc based around the athlon ii x4 620, ASRock M3A785GXH/128M, with 4gb ddr3 (undecided). I was planning to reuse as much from my previous machine as possible, mainly the HD, case and 300W power supply. I do not plan to overclock, but would like to retain the option. My questions are
1) Is this a sound choice?
2) Do I need a larger power supply if at most I will have (2) hard drives and (1) burner?
eMachines T5246 (i included this, but I know these specs are not even on your radar)
CPU 2.21GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics 128MB (shared) Nvidia GeForce 6150SE
Hard drive 400GB, 7,200 rpm
16x dual-layer DVD burner