Professional Video Editing Work Station Build Please Advise!



CPU: Intel i7 3770k

GPU: FirePro V5900

RAM: G. SKILL Ares 16GB (2x8GB)

PSU: Corsair TX750

BOOTS: (2) 128 GB Crucial M4 (one for Windows OS + applications, one for Mac OS + applications) And (2) Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB (in RAID 1 for storage)


CASE: Antec 1200 Full Tower

COOLING: Antec Kuhler 620 or Hyper 212 EVO

BLU-DR: Pioneer BDR-207

MONITORS: (2) Viewsonic 22" LED Full HD 1080p

MOUSE/KEY: Logitech LS1/K120

OS: Windows Ultimate 64-bit and Mac 10.8

Is this too much? Not enough? What needs to change? Where can I save, or where can I save now, and upgrade soon after? Confused about BOOT setup a little, I need little to no downtime between drive failures, any recommendations? Is external backup better? Do I need faster or "better" RAM/GPU/CPU?
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  1. What programs will you be using?
  2. dingo07 said:
    What programs will you be using?

    (assume current editions)

    well I've worked on a lot of these programs I don't how practical having all of them would be, it would certainly be nice to have the option for specific editors to choose the the program they are most comfortable with when using my pc and for me to better learn on my less familiar software friends. i'm willing to pick and choose on a couple

    after effects

    sound forge

    final cut

    pro tools

    basically how many can i have lol
  3. maybe more
  4. Hay I built a PC back in January for exactly the same purpose as what you whant and as a genral hack..... and use many of the same programes. Im sio pleased with the set up Its supper fast using Photo shop, Adobe, Pinnacle Ultimate etc etc my set up was ....

    Asus P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard
    Intel Core i7 3930K Enthusiast Unlocked, S 2011, Sandybridge-E, Six Core, 3.2GHz, 12MB Smart Cache, 130W, Retail
    240GB OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS Edition Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s 85KIOPS (for operating system)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x 2 for storage drives
    1280MB Gainward GTX 570 Phantom, 40nm, 1950MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, Shader 1600MHz, 480 Cores, DP/HDMI
    16GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance LP PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 8-8-8-24, XMP, 1.5V
    Corsair H80 Hydro CPU cooler
    Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850w psu
    Coolermaster SlickleFLow Blue LED Quiet Case Fan 120mm x 5
    LG blue ray burner drives x 2
    Cooler Master Cosmos 1100 sport (powder coated black inside)
    Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS 24" monitors x 2 (dual screen)
    Icy box IB865 USB 3.0 supper speed card reader
    Windows 7 ultimate 64 Bit OS
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