Definitely Win7. I would not partition your C drive. The rest looks OK. The only consideration is to increase memory to 8 GB.
What motherboard and what chipset on the motherboard?
If X58 chipset, it will use DDR3 memory... so ram should be in sets of 3, not DDR2 with sets of 2... and you should have 6 or 12 Gig of ram, not 4 Gig
If not X58, then DDR2 memory in sets of 2 would give the 4 Gig you list
What I plan to build later this year is near the top of my notes http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM
That is, of course, for Win7 64bit to run CS5 64bit
Sorry John, a slight correction. If a P55 mobo, then you will need DDR3, but only in pairs, because triple channel is not supported.
So on P55 you will use either 4 or 8 GB, on X58 only 6 or 12 GB, but in both cases you have to use DDR3 memory.
Interesting and good to know... I thought DDR3 memory was "only" used in sets of 3
The strange thing is that memory performance on a P55 with dual channel is hardly worse than triple channel on a X58 mobo. They are about equal in performance. The major differences are in the number of PCI-e lanes (16 on P55 and 36 on X58) and Gulftown hexacore support. These are the most important limiting factors with P55 boards.
they are far from equal.
Dual Xeon 38MB/s
Do I understand you correctly, Scott, that memory performance on a P55 is a larger bottleneck than an external USB drive? That the USB drive is waiting for memory instead of the other way around? And that a SATA disk is in a continuous waiting stage on all three platforms?
Clear. So memory with that bandwidth can never keep up with any HDD today that has a much higher bandwidth/transfer rate?
i put MB instead of GB LOL
long day man
Thanks for that clarification. I was worried too.
Some days bytes become bits and MB's become GB's, or vice versa. Happens to me all of the time.