5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2013 10:24 AM by ECBowen

    Hardware question: building an AE proof system (Windows)




      I'd like your opinion on a new computer system I'm building. I'll primarily use it for AE an Photoshop and have the following specs in mind:


      CPU: Quad Core 3,5 GHz

      (Intel Core i7 4770K Boxed)


      GPU: 1 GHz

      (Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5)


      RAM: 2x 8GB

      (Crucial Ballistix Tactical BLT2C8G3D1608ET3LX0CEU)


      SSD: 128GB

      SSD: 256GB

      HDD: 3 x 1TB


      To spread the workload I want to dedicate every drive to a specific task:

      C: OS/Programs - SSD

      D: Projects - SSD

      E: Cache/Scratch - HDD

      F: Media - HDD

      G: Exports - HDD


      What do you guys think? Is this a good configuration? Or should I also add RAID drives?