I got hooked on video editing only a short time ago and quickly found out there are serious limitations to what you can do on a laptop. So I did some research, placed a few orders through newegg and last week I built the following system:
Case: Antec 1200
PSU: Antec 850W Sig. Series
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
CPU: Intel Core I7 920 Nehalem 2.66 GHz
CPU fan: Noctua NH-C12P 120mm
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR 5
RAM: Corsair 6GB (3X2GB) DDR3 1333
OS: Vista Ultimate 64 bit
C drive: WD 300GB VelociRaptor 10k rpm
E drive: WD 150GB X2 VelociRaptor 10k rpm RAID 0
Monitor: ASUS VH242H 24 inch
DVD drive: LG 22X DVD Burner
Software: Kaspersky 2009
Studio 12 Ultimate
Sony Vegas 9 Platinum
Im using the C drive as my OS and software drive. The RAID 0 Im using for capture and editing.
I still need to look at some sort of RAID 5 for media storage, but cant decide between and external or internal array. Any advice?
I started on Studio 12 but I had so many problems with it being quirky, on both my laptop and new computer, that Im trying to learn Vegas 9 now.
I've only been running the system for a week, but WOW, its fun!!!
(PS: Im not very computer literate, so I appretiate all the advice I can get)