Don't go for a raid0 for your boot disk and don't go for dual video cards. SLI is not supported and unless you need three monitors, it is a waste of money.
For the rest it is OK.
Thanks Harm. Should I go for 500gb 7,200 rpm. And then have the 1tb for additional?
What you buy/build is PARTLY dependent on what you are going to edit
I will do only DV AVI (still have a few really old VHS tapes I'm digitizing before the tapes stop playing well from age) plus AVCHD from a new Canon Vixia HFS100 camera
What I built is at http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM - If I was doing other HD editing, with larger file sizes than AVCHD, I would need RAID
I just received my CS5 a day ago, and only have a couple of very small video clips, but SO FAR working with AVCHD with my 3 drives seems to work just fine... I'll know more once I do some more test filming and have more to put on the timeline
Thanks Harm. Printing the info out now to read. I've read a lot of your other post. You've been very helpful. If Adobe isn't paying you they sure should be. Thanks again and I'm sure I'll be coming in with more questions once I get going.