I suggest you start by reading the list of articles that appear when you press the overview tab at the top of the page.
Instead of spending money on an SSD, use the savings from a conventional 7200 SATA disk to get an Intel i7-9xx instead of AMD. Your PSU is pretty weak with a GTX 470, 850 W seems much better. Increase memory to 12 GB (3 x 4GB) and add a third disk. Use Win7 64 Pro instead of Home.
AMD is too slow for AVCHD because of the lacking SSE4.1+ instructions. Look at the PPBM5 Benchmark to see how AMD's do in comparison to Intel.
Look at some posts here to see what a decent system is.
I just want to add, that you should buy a BIG TOWER case whit good fans system like Coolermaster big towers and very good CPU cooler." Prolimatech Megahalems, Noctua, Termalright....
this can make diference of 25% more speed if you make a very simple O.C.
On the forum is a guide to Overclock, very easy to understand.
Harm can give you the link for it.
thank you for the feedback harm and cristobal. i'll search the forums for some specs that will fit my needs and budget. the original specs i got were from the guy at the store after reviewing the system requirements and trying to keep cost down. i'm all for spending a little more to get a decent system that i can work with. i'm glad that i posted this (first time user) to the community that has the working knowledge of what is best. thank you again.
You can mark your question as replayed. =)
You are very welcome.