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The PSU is overdone, 1200 W is not needed, 750 - 850W is enough.
The Patriot 240 G SSD can be exchanged for a 120 G model, saves some money.
Get a second Barracuda disk, one for media and projects, one for pagefile, media cache and previews.
Change the Quadro 4000 for the GTX 560Ti, doubles the performance for a third of the price.
Have a look at Adobe Forums: What PC to build? An update...
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>Patriot 240 GB Wildfire SSD Hard Drive (OS drive)
I agree with Harm... I have Win7 64bit Pro and CS5 Master Collection and MS Office Pro and "several" other, smaller programs on my boot drive... and only 60gig is used... I do have my work load spread across 3 drives
My 3 hard drives to edit AVCHD are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folder and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)
(*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files & drive 4 all output files
Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows paging swap file
>Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Unless you are on a "business enterprise network" where you need the advanced features of Ultimate, all you need is Win7 64bit Pro
Even if you are not going to overclock your CPU look into a better cooling aftermarket CPU fan
Be sure you have plenty of "large, quiet" case fans
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694 includes a link to the computer I built... outdated now, but still works well for me
Thanks Harm. That helps give me a lot more confidence in knowing what I should buy. Any issues with the GTX GPU? I had just been reading that maybe the build quality wasn't as good the Quadro. Also the guy at our shop says that the Quadro is twice as good as the GTX. Not contradicting your, just learning. Is that sort of a Premiere issue between the two cards? Of course when it comes down to price I may not have an option anyway.
Thank you John. I am glad I posted this question. I'm learning quite a bit from you guys. Like I said I'm pretty new to all this. If I can get the newbie clarification. When you start a new project you do it on #2 and that automatically puts the pagefile, media cache and previews onto that drive? Then you are pullling all your assets off of #3? And 320GB more or less is enough space for those purposes on drive #2 or would I be better off with 2 x 1TB drives plus the SSD?
The pagefile is a Windows function... I posted a link to search at Microsoft to learn how to put the pagefile on a drive other than boot
Otherwise... yes, putting a project on my 2nd drive also directs the temporary files there (been awhile, you MAY need to specify the drive in your project options)... and, yes, all media files on 1T drive
If you want to have TWO large drives, have your source files on drive 3 and all output files on drive 4