6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2010 5:40 AM by Studio North Films

    Editing system build questions

    Mike Tomei

      Hi everyone,

       

      I'm building a computer to use for video editing and graphic design.   I'm a moderate level user of Adobe's CS5 package...mainly Premiere,  After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.  I have some hardware questions that I was hoping to run by those who know more than me:

       

      1)  Processor:  do you prefer the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T or the Intel i7-930 chip?

       

      2)  OS:  Can Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit work, or should I upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit?

       

      3)  Hard drive configuration: I'm a bit confused about how  to configure my hard drives for this system.  I'm thinking of purchasing  three 1Tb 7200 RPM SATA hard drives.  Which of these options would be  preferred, or do you suggest another alternative?:

      Option 1:
      hard drive #1:  OS and programs
      hard drive #2:  media and project files
      hard drive #3:  scratch disc and export destination

      Option 2:
      hard drive #1:  OS and programs
      hard drives #2 and #3:  configured as RAID 0 and containing all the  media, project files, scratch disc and exports

       

      Thanks in advance for the help!

       

      Mike