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January 26, 2010 4:00:14 AM

I want to build a computer system for photo/video editing purpose.

I will use Nikon CaptureNX2 and photoshop CS for photo editing.
I will do a lot of decoding and encoding on 1080i/1080p videos.
Many internet surfing.
No game play.

Many of the configuration here is for gaming which could not help me much.
Can anyone suggest me a configuration to maximize the performance of photo/video editing?

1. I plan to buy 2 SSD with RAID 0 configuration for the system drive. So the motherboard should support RAID0.
2. I will add 4 more hard drives (I already have) into the system. So the computer case should have 6 3.5" drive bays.
3. Can I get any advantage from i7-920 CPU?
4. Can I get any advantage from tri-channcel DDR3 memory?
5. I just got help from ATI forum that HD4670 is a good enough graphic card for my work, so the PSU only need support HD4670.

Thanks so much!

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January 26, 2010 4:28:14 AM

My current plan is

1. CPU: i7-920

2. Motherboard: ASUS rampage II gene

3. Graphic card: ATI HD 4670

4. PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

5. case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

6. SSD: 2 Corsair CMFSSD-32D1 32 GB Extreme Series SSD

7. Fan: Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - Retail

8. Mem: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail

Is there any unwise idea in the plan?
January 26, 2010 4:37:06 AM

You may want to downgrade the PSU a little bit more. Though it would be fine if you want to buy another graphics card for gaming soon.
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January 26, 2010 4:52:22 AM

According to the Newegg site, the CX400 have 6 SATA power connectors which I think would be sufficient for your needs.