So I am just starting the fun job of building a new PC from scratch. I am building this primarily to laugh in the face of anything the video editing software world can throw at me. I use Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium so that is where I will start. I might be upgrading to 6.0 but that depends mainly on what kind of deal I can get with my school, so if there is a huge diffrence in requiremnets for 6.0 then lets include those as well.
Long story short I want to be able to have Premiere Pro and After Effects open simultaneously on 2 separate monitors both working with uncompressed 1080p avi files with Dynamic Link running between them.
I know a decent amount about computers in general but I know nothing about the details of video editing and how much it taxes a computer to do this. So I have questions like if adobe and the files need to be stored on an SSD or not, if 16 gb of ram is enough or if I need 32, is the GeForce GTX 670 enough to handle it on its own or should I get 2 GPUs, I have absolutely no idea about audio cards.
My budget for all of this is around $4,000, if of course it turns out that to do what I need I only have to spend $2,000 then by all means tell me that setup.
So any suggestions on what I need or places to look where I can figure more of this out would be greatly appreciated.