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| p.1 #7 · Photo/Video Computer Build |
I went with 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda in RAID 0 for my Project drive. I also decided to use an OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 as a Scratch drive for Bridge, etc. rather than the OS drive.
I am only using the machine for Adobe CS6 Production Premium. The SSD for OS is really not a lot of help for Premiere, etc.
My CPU is 3 years old, but here are my basic specs: i7 920, 27 GB RAM, 640 GB OS HDD, 2x 2TB RAID O Project, 120 GB SSD Scratch drive, GTX 560 2GB DDRM5, dual monitors (forget exactly which, 3 years old), 8 TB NAS RAID over Ethernet for backup (you could go to a USB 3.0 external. Backup is important with the RAID 0.)
I did just buy 2 more OCZ 120 GB for $50 after rebate at Buy.com yesterday.
I might replace my OS HDD with those 2 SSD in RAID 0 (despite what I said above) - in some cases Bridge, etc. default to the OS drive, so I will just leave the default there.
My total cost was about $1,100. I started with a Dell XPS 415 (I think.)
There is a Dell XPS box with an i7 3770K, 4 GB of RAM, etc. for $668, $558 after $100 Visa card. Add the RAM, GTX, SSD, HDDs, and a power supplyh to that, it makes a good base to build on. Check techbargains.com