Looking for a good editing system

I want to build a reliable computer for video editing, which means the system will hold large amounts of video on it. i was considering keeping all the video on an external drive(probably X2 2TB) but i still want my computer speed to be up to par when I'm running multiple programs at once and playing and editing video.

I have a budget of $2200. is this attainable and what components would you recommend?
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  1. SK44 said:
    I want to build a reliable computer for video editing, which means the system will hold large amounts of video on it. i was considering keeping all the video on an external drive(probably X2 2TB) but i still want my computer speed to be up to par when I'm running multiple programs at once and playing and editing video.

    I have a budget of $2200. is this attainable and what components would you recommend?


    That sounds like a more than able budget. Try filling this out first...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    So you can be better helped.

    I would probably recommend the Samsung Spinpoint f4 2 TB for your HDDs maybe even two of them in a Raid 1 if this video stuff etc. involves your work/livelihood/super important.
  2. Thankfully we have this very recent article for video editing and if levering on Mercury Playback engine via GPU is worth it depending on project/s

    A case for GPU computing: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and the Mercury Playback Engine
    http://tech.icrontic.com/articles/reviews/a-case-for-gpu-computing-adobe-premiere-pro-cs5-and-the-mercury-playback-engine/
    Quote:
    This project consists of compressed 640×480 video footage. These small video files were being eaten alive by the massive 1090T hexa-core processor and 8GB of RAM. Premiere Pro CS5′s increased performance with multi-core systems coupled with bleeding fast hardware will make fast work of any simple projects such as this, not giving the GPU enough work to really make a difference. These results do suggest that if you’re editing small-time video footage, you will not benefit much from using Mercury Playback.
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