That's probably a much better question for the Pro forum, Mr. Nielsen.
Aside from having a relatively tiny C drive (I'm betting this is a laptop -- which has its own inherent liabilities), it looks like a very well powered system for most basic and hi-def editing in Premiere Elements.
Ok, I'll try to find the correct forum for the PRO version - and no, it's not a
laptop.......perhaps it's possible to override the usage of teh C drive for PE ? As far as I understand, PE are using the C drive for some of it's system processes/files - does it need to be that way or is this a question of configuration/fine tuning ?
What KIND of files are you going to edit?
Your system should do OK for DV and HDV but "might" struggle a bit with something like AVCHD due to only 6 gig of ram (I know, saying "only" 6 gig sounds odd, but if you go to the Premiere Pro CS5 Benchmark http://ppbm5.com/ page and review results, you will see that some people have 24 gig)
As far as C drive size, I have Win7 64bit Pro and MS Office full install and CS5 Master Collection and some odds'n'ends, and I only use 50 gig of drive space, with as much as possible in the way of "work" files set to my 2 other drives
My CS5/AVCHD 1st Impressions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694?tstart=0 includes a link to the computer I built
My 3 hard drives are configured as...
1 - 320G WD Win7 and all programs (50 used)
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and PPro projects
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write
You will probably get the same recs. on the PrPro CS5 Hardware Forum, but I will add them here, for those approaching this thread from the PrE Forum.
- I would add more RAM, especially with Win7-64.
- I would add one more physical HDD, and matching your existing 1TB should work. Note: for HD footage, you might think of adding a RAID 0 (at least) for your media file storage.
- Check that your video card is on the Adobe CUDA-certified list.
But, again, these programs leave big footprints when they're open -- so I still would not recommend running them on a C drive with less than 20-30 gigs of free, defragmented space. Otherwise, you'll likely crash every time you do something moderately intensive, like add a title.