A friend of mine has asked me to build him a computer. The computer will be used mostly for two purposes:
1. Digital Photography work
He often has several 5-6 Megapixel files open at a time in Photoshop, and wants enough RAM to allow quick image editing of these large files.
2. Recording VHS to DVD-R.
The family has a large library of VHS home videos. They would like to transfer all the tapes to DVD to watch on their TV.
What kind of hardware would be suitable for task 1, and what kind of hardware does he need for task 2? So far, price isn't too critical of a factor. He doesn't need a professional level system, but he's willing to invest in a decent machine that at least won't be outdated in a month or two. The monitor should be at least 19". TIA.