SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video editing, Premiere CS4/CS5, etc
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: pccanada.com, newegg.com, ncix.com, tigerdirect.ca
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer the i5, and i7 probably won't fit in the budget, but if an AMD would combo better then I wouldn't quibb. Fan of Asus/GeForce but a lot of the configs here recommend 5770/5850... Whatever will perform better is great with me.
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Don't know yet
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Case not of major concern, need to build a PC for my dad for video editing, mostly adobe suite cs4, cs5 soon. I've built gaming PC's but not exactly sure how this changes for video purposes. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
It does make sense to have them both in the same case. Internal HDD generally last longer than externals because externals run hotter. If you need an external, that's cool, but don't buy one just to have one IMHO. Some newer cases do come with 2.5" adapters, but many don't. You don't absolutely need an adapter, but they are nice to have. You can just lay the SSD at the bottom of the case, if you want.