I'd like some clarification on the following please.
I have a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80562Q6700. Will this work?
Does Premiere need to be installed on the RAID 0 drives, or do you only need to save your project files there?
Aren't these the same thing? Or is it really saying I need two different cards? I currently have a GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. I assume I need a new one?
Do I really need a seperate sound card, or could a good graphics card handle this?
Start by going back to http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/hardware_forum
Look UP and click the drop down window for the FAQ list and do some reading
The key is WHAT are you going to edit?
If only DV AVI type 2 then your processor will do OK (not great, but OK)
If AVCHD you will grow old waiting for things to happen with that CPU
You install Windows and PPro on your boot drive, data goes to other drive(s)
After you read the FAQ articles, come back with specific questions
Just as an example...
My CS5/AVCHD 1st Impressions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694?tstart=0 includes a link to the computer I built... since the GTX 285 is no longer sold, I would now go with a GTX 460 or whatever is the current "best bang for the buck" - AND I would buy 4Gig-by-3Sticks memory to be able to expand from 12Gig to 24Gig if needed
For my home hobbyist, family movies (which means that I am not trying to recreate Star Wars with video effects or many layers) AVCHD editing is "as smooth as spreading warm butter on hot toast" (also the MP4 video from wife's Flip camera)
My 3 hard drives are configured as... (WD = Western Digital)
1 - 320G WD Win7 64bit Pro and all programs
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and video projects
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write