I was going to use the Dell XPS 8700 I got for free from my uncle as my new editing rig. However I realized that I could sell my XPS for ~$350 on eBay and buy something much more powerful for that price.
In this video I am going to show you a 12-Core Xeon workstation that you can get for under $300 USD. With a couple upgrades, this could make an incredible Workstation/Gaming/Editing rig.
System Specs: 2x Intel Xeon X5650 @ 2.66GHz, 24GB DDR3 ECC RAM. A 90GB Kingspec SSD and a GTX 745 were temporarily installed for the purpose of demoing this machine during the video.
HP Z600 Seller: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=11&pub=5575159861&toolid=10001&campid=5337833996&customid=&icep_store=pcserversandpartsinc&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
Amazon Affiliate link(US): http://amzn.to/1qPQhgO