Your build list looks very balanced for your budget - and that is a good thing!
- upgrade the planned 128GB M.2 SSD to a 256 or 512GB capacity and put all of your Adobe scratch and cache files on your c:\ drive in addition to your Operating System and program files
- don't spend extra for hybrid drives (like the FireCudas); Adobe and Windows already do lots of optimizing that help Photoshop and Premiere already and the hybrid drives simply don't bring much more to the party
- do change default Windows settings for all drives: write caching should be turned on, write-cache buffer flushing should be turned off (check the box for disk device properties policies), and drive indexing should be turned off
Thank you JEShort01.
im new to this SSD stuff so still learning.
So I'm guessing the M.2 Drive will show up as a normal drive in "My Computer"? And therefore treat installs as I have always done?
leaving the HHDs for storage only?
this is the system I'm looking at, I looked at purchasing the components and building my self, but for the extra £100, I would rather they built it.
(the only changes I thought of making was upgrading graphics card, add scratch disk)
If you want to purchase from Chillblast, there pre-configured and "excellent rated" fusion core i7 custom video / photo editing PC looks perfect just as is. It would be a bit more expensive than the model that you picked, but it adds LOTs of improvements and requires zero upgrades for your needs:
- way more expandable (CPU, RAM, etc. for the x99 platform has lots of room if you ever want/need to grow)
- way nicer case (Fractal Define R5 is awesome - cool, quiet)
- better power supply (750 watt vs. 600 watt); quieter, possibly more stable too
- larger boot drive; while the 250GB SK is not a M.2 drive, the 250GB capacity will eliminate the need for a separate scratch drive and still be plenty fast for this system
- larger HD; HD performance starts degrading when HDs get full and this one has lots of capacity
Thank You. It's a bit more than I was budgeting for but taking your comments on board I'm going to sit down and have a good think.
i also need to get a new monitor, hopefully 27"