Intel Core i7-2600k
ASUS P8P67 Pro B3
ASUS GTX 570 Graphics
4 x 4 GB RAM DDR3 Kingston 1600 HyperX T1
850W Pwr Supply Thermaltake
2 x 2TB Barracuda XT SATA III 1 for Captured media, and 1 for cache, pagefile, previews
2TB G RAID for Storage
2 x 1.5TB SATA I My old drives
2TB Buffalo External eSATA
2TB iOmega StorCenter Ix2 NAS for backups and finished work
1 Barracuda 1TB SATA II for System OS & projects
InWin BUC Chassis slots for 5 drives - 4 of them hot-swap
Windows 7 Ultimate Cooler Master V8 Heatsink (In case I overclock)
Matrox MX02 mini (Probably didn't need this, but it's here)
Production Premium CS5.5
This was my first do-it-yourselfer. With everything I read I should be pretty happy. However, not sure about a couple of things:
1) I was going to do 2 x 2 1TB RAID O, but they had nothing smaller than 2TB drives. If they are SATA III, shouldn't they be plenty fast for HDV not RAIDed? Anyway, pagefile, cache, previews on a SATA III. Capture Media on the other.
2) What are the recommended BIOS settings, especially for SATA, Video, etc? I read somewhere that the defaults were not ideal.
3) There's only one PCIe slot, the Matrox will go there. How will that affect the graphics board?
Message was edited by: percoplus
The I//O device will be fine on any of the 1X slots.