The system requirements for Elements states that you need 3Ghz processor for Blu-ray writing. Does the newer i7 920 chip have enough power to burn Blu-ray? I know that it is only 2.66, but the turbo mode goes up to 2.93 and it is supposed to be a faster chip than the older Q-series 3 Ghz quad-core chips. I am looking at getting a new system but do not want to spend the extra $500.00 dollars for a chip faster than I need.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
Welcome to the forum.
Your choice of CPU should be fine.
Now, there is much more to a system, than the CPU. Have you addressed your I/O sub-system, i.e. your HDD's? With anything other than AVCHD, that is the big issue.