Thanks to your answers here I think I was able to improve my build for cs5 editing. I chose a better PSU and a (hopefully) better case:
CPU i7 2600k
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V Pro
GPU Onboard, later nvidia 550 or 560
RAM 16 GB, made of 4 times DDR3 4GB/1600 CL9 Kingston KHX
HARD DRIVE (see question below)
OS Windows Premium 64 bit
Cooler Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
PSU Corsair TX750W M Modular 80+ Bronce
Case cooler-master-cm690-ii-advanced (yes, I know it could be bigger...;-)
I know they are not the "optimum" but I think they will perform "fine", won´t you think?
(As a side note, being a complete novice to all this, I am still asking myself how is it that brands like Asus and HP sell PC´s with i7 2600 processors
in my local shopping center with small cases and no extra fans/fan openings at all, and probably really low-level PSUs - I mean, will these explode after a few weeks, or won´t they just work fine for a few years if one doesn´t overclock
and of course accepts all disadvantages that come with such a "package" opposed to a on-purpose-built PC? These have warranties, too after all. In doubt, I´ll go with the above configuration, but the thought that I could a "cheesy" i7 from the mall,
still be able to do "okay" video editing, and buy almost a Samsung Note or a budget camcorder for the difference, that thought is kind of depressing.)
Now my question regarding the OS drive: General wisdom over here has it than one should choose a "fast, smaller disc" for the OS.
Okay, so I decided NOT to use an SSD at the moment and NOT to go for some extra-speedy and more expensive expensive small drive.
I "just" wanted to use an "inexpensive" Seagate 500GB drive with 7200 rpm and 16 mb of cache.
It might not be the perfect way but it´s the way I´ve chosen for the moment. Now, I wonder if, from this perspective, the "make the OS disc small" maxime still counts here, or in other words,
i can as well take the 1 TB version of this disc and get more space for my money, even if I use it for storage or whatever - my thinking is that independently from the other discs I´ll add to my
system, I could still benefit from that extra space and the better GB per Euro-ratio.
In one sentence: Does anything speak against a 1TB OS-Disc opposed to a 500GB one?
Here are some disks I can choose from, maybe you recommend one? (don´t know how much 16mb, 32 mb or 64 mb of cache matters here)
1TB Hitachi SATA2 32MB 7200RPM
1TB Seagate SATA3 32MB 7200RPM
1TB Seagate SATA3 64MB 7200RPM
Thanks in advance and have a good day!