I will likely try the next LTS Ubuntu Studio in 64 bits.

I want to build a AMD system and have never worked with AMD before. I will list all my specs. just in case someone has had difficulites with any of the items.

Down the road, I want to finally get my first cameracorder; Panasonic HDC-TM300(-which is the only "prosumer" model of that price range with an EVF) - comes with SD card and 32 GB flash memory & USB connection). Eventually I want to combine some light video editing with some photo editing.

What may be the most tricky equipment is the LP2475W H-IPS monitor from HP (LG made panel that is similar model to the apple cinema displays- but costs less). It comes with Windows drivers only, but it seems to be just for uniformity with a scanner or printer, and my Epson V500 scanner does not work in Ubuntu anyways!- So will this wide gamut monitor (if calibrated) be off in terms of colour space- since the apps have to recognise the profile (this version of firefox should have the option)- and you can work in RGB in Photoshop (rather than sRGB) but I am unsure if the latest version of the Gimp supports it.

I will be getting the computer first so I have plenty of time to change my mind on the other 2 items-if something else comes up better or if its completely non-linux friendly.

MB: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
Video: EVGA Gforce GTS250 (1 GIG mem.)
Sata2 2 X Seagate 8M 160 and 1 X 16M 500 GiG (some people use solid state for video editing but I think the screen is already almost overkill)
Case: Antex ATX 300 Black & PSU 550W (neo Power)

If any one has any advice on these choices for multimedia in general- not just Ubuntu- 'cause I admit I am not windows free, and I mean multiboot not Wine!