Processor. I chose the Xeon E3 1230 after watching the guy on Adobe.TV recommended it, also it is the cheapest 1200 series that has Hyper Threading. I realize it is a server processor. I would like to know if it will fit the 1155 Mobo I have selected. Here is a link to the Adobe.TV episode:
Motherboard. Will my selected motherboard take advantage of the Processor's Hyper Threading technology?
GPU. After reading a ton of forums, it seems the NVidia Quadro series is the best choice for Premiere Pro with its CUDA technology. What do you all think? Also, the website says it only consumes 40W of power, is the 380 Watt Antec PSU too much or too little for the job?
Memory. I have seen 1600 RAM that is specifically designed for Sandy Bridge. From what I can tell, it is because if its 1.5 Volts, is that correct? Will the 1333 RAM I have selected work well with Sandy Bridge, or is there other 1333 RAM that specifically designed for Sandy Bridge? The guy from Adobe.TV suggested roughly 2 GB of RAM per Processor Core, what do you think?
DVD Drive. How important is it to have a Blue Ray drive for Premiere Pro? He does not watch Blue Ray, so we are only concerned if it will limit him when it comes time to export.
Monitor. This monitor does not have HDMI. How imortant is it to have a monitor with HDMI for Premiere Pro? Also, is the monitor I selected compatable with Premiere Pro? Here are the tech specs for CS5.5:
Card Reader. I have not included a Compact Flash card reader as part of the hardware. He already has an old one that connects via usb (2.0 I think). Do Canon 5D users tranfer data by physically removing the Compact Flash cards from their camara and putting it in a card reader, or can he connect that camara with, say, a 1394 port to transfer data?
Overall System. How well do these components work together in relation to each other? Is there a bottleneck? Is one component too fast compared to the rest?
I would recommend you get a regular destop build as it's better than that build if you don't use over 2 grand... The one i build below are 1 grand so hope you got the extra $100... The price is $1024(With shipping added)... Good Luck..