My editing machine is a frame crunching beast, named Eisenstien. He was a Russian filmaker who claims to be the inventor of the editing proccess.
I built this machine with my own sweat. Here are the extended, full stats on it.
ASUS CUSL2 mobo, based on the Intel 815e chipset. This board has a graphics card which I'm not using. The entire system operates at a bus speed of 133 mhz.
An Intel Pentium III 800 mhz processor with 256k of on-die cache. I could OC this, but don't.
I have 256 Megabytes of RAM. All this is on one stick made by Crucial.
My graphics card is a Matrox G450 Dual Head. My sound a Creative Sound Blaster Live Value, my speakers JBL pros.
I have a Generic Floppy, Generic 52x CD-ROM and a Linksys 10/100 NIC (running at 10mbps because we only have 10 hubs upstairs).
I have an old 4 gig system drive with Windows 2000 (Service Pack 1) OEM version installed. My dad got this drive from work. I have 3 video storage drives which I switch in and out with a drive swap kit. All are Maxtor ATA66 drives rotating at 5400 RPMS, each gives great transfer rates.
My case is an Antec mid tower with a 300 watt power supply, 3 internal and 1 external 3.5 drive bays and 3 external 5.25 bays. 7 Slots (7 PCI, 1 AGP) and an ATX for factor. I have 2 extra fans installed, although who knows what will happen in the summer.
By far the most important aspect of this system is my Canopus DV Raptor. This is a firewire card with hardware overlay I use for editing video recorded on my GL1. I won't go into all the aspects of this, but you are more than welcome to research the card. Especially look at the Canopus User Forums, I go by the name of CLM100.
This is the best system around!