Help with My Gaming/Editing Suite
OK folks... here's the deal.
I haven't modified my computer for 5 years (homebuilt) until a little while ago. I got a new video card a while ago (9800Pro w/ AGP) which sped it up a little, but there are too many bottlenecks. I'm just getting into video editing, which I love to do, as well as some fairly complex games, and want a fast machine for it. Here's the setup I have picked out right now:
Athlon 64 3500+
Thermaltake Venus 12 for cooling
Arctic 5 Silver Thermal Compund
Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra Mobo (I have that AGP video card)
-Dual Channel DDR400 RAM
-2 x SATA
-4 x PATA
-ALL 6 HDD can be set up in RAID
-Built in Firewire
OCZ Performance Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
XION XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec NeoPower ATX 480W Power Supply
2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150
***These 2 drives on RAID 0, partitioned for OS and Data
1 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200P0 200GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133
***This drive for raw data storage and backup of the RAID 0
I already have:
Hitec Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB Ice-Q
2 x Duel Layer DVD Burners w/ LightScribe
Are there any glaring problems with this setup? Will it be fast for video editing? This is my first experience with RAID... heck... I've never even partitioned a drive before!!!
Also... if I change the file properties of "My Documents" to the partitioned data portion of the partitioned drive, will it automatically save everything to this partition or will the OS lose the file?
Any suggestions on setting it up? A different case or will I like this one? I picked it because it has 2 x 120mm fans and 1x80mm fan, front USB, and Firewire. Will it come with cables to hook up the front USB/Firewire ports? I don't think the Mobo does.
Thanks for helping the ignorant.