I am purchasing Prod. Premium CS5 and need a worthy machine to run it. I will use PS a decent amount, do some shooting with a Canon T2i that will be edited in Premiere, and hope to learn After Effects quickly as well.
What do you think of this build?
SSD for OS/Programs. For the 4 HDDs: 1 for project files/scratch, 2 in RAID 0 (motherboard) for image/video raw content, 1 for external backup/renders/etc.
Where do you find that price on ram?
I've spent too much time on n-egg trying to make a decision on a new build and don't see where you got your price.
I'm looking at the same Viewsonic monitor as well mostly for photoshop.
The deal on the RAM was a special discount. It helps to look up your parts on techbargains.com to check up to date discount codes, etc. That's also why I chose the Crucial SSD instead of the Intel, as it dropped $55 with a discount code and had a lot more storage space.
I am excited about the monitor too, I have only ever worked with cheap displays really.