Add a 320 GB Samsung F4 as boot disk. Do not partition any disk. It will only increase wear and tear without performance gains.
Instead of a mid-tower, consider a big-tower chassis. Better for air flow, more expansion room and easier cable management.
Consider 3 x 4 GB memory instead of 6 x 2 GB. That leaves you room for future expansion.
In addition to what Harm stated, you should inspect the innards of that system when you unpack it from its box before you turn it on. That's because Cyberpower and its sister company iBuyPower are notorious for delivering sloppily-assembled systems. And if any interior components are damaged, call the company right away.
Sounds good, thanks a ton for the advice, it's greatyl appreciated.
Hopefully this the last time I bug you w/ my suggested set-up :-) I've learned a ton in such a short time, thanks again for the wealth of information, it's greatly appreciated! I think I have it right now....
(4) Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
Corsair CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT F60 Force Series Solid State Drive - 60GB, 2.5", SATA II
GeForce GTX 550 Ti SuperClocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16)
Intel Core i7 4GHZ Overclocked Barebone PC:
ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard
Intel Core i7-960 Processor
12GB DDR3 RAM
Cooler Master HAF 922 Chassis
Ultra 750W PSU
CoolIT ECO-120 Liquid Cooling
C: 60GB SSD - OS & Programs
D: (2) WD 1TB - 2 disk raid0, pagefile, media cache, previews, exports
E: (2) WD 1TB - 2 disk raid0, media, projects
Looks good, Chris. No remarks.
I just wanted to let you know, I got the PC all set up and I'm blown away at the speed!! My videos took over 2 hours to render on my old PC, the new one they fly through in about 6-8 minutes!! And I'm able to multi-task with all my other apps at the same time! I want to thank you again for all your knowledge offered on this board, it's greatly appreciated!
If anyone is looking for an impressive upgrade to their current old PC, I spent around $1800usd in total. Everything was purchased at compusa online other than the SSD, I got onsale at newegg. You can see the details of what I got in the above post....
Run the test at PPBM5 so we can see your results!!