looking at your setup, seems like budget is not a problem for you..
For me the ideal hard drive for scratch this would be 1TB 7200 RPM
and you might want to consider RAID Hard drive instead of using Single 3TB drive. for your input.
128 SSD (Operating System)
1 TB 7200 (Scratch Disk)
2TB x 2 (Project Files, Input, etc) - Set in RAID 0
1 TB x 1 (Data, Back Up, Etc)
2 TB x 1 (Output)
Thats Plenty of space... it depend on how long duration of each project files..
based on my opinion:
- Your Input HDD will contain long duration and lot of rushes, footage, etc. and you need speed to access the data inside this is where you can gain the benefit of set the disk in RAID 0, however you need to keep both disk together or it will not be accesible
- Scratch Disk will be just temporary, but its good to have ample space of disk, but not too much
- Export Disk for your output will be sufficient with only 1TB. but no harm with 2TB
Don't forget to make sure your System get enough juice. I Recommend 800Watt or more Power Supply (reliable one)
Good Casing with good air ventilation
HSF or water colling system for your CPU
Thanks for the reply Raymond! For budget I am hoping to stay within $4-5K for PC + monitors. I will take your advice and change my hard disk selection. I was thinking 650 watt power supply but you think I should go bigger? Is this a reliable one?
CORSAIR Gold AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
yeah that PSU good to power up your system..