* 2 x CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) (so 4 Gig Total)
* PNY Quadro FX 1500 Pro Video (from what I keep reading this is the card to use for PP2 and AE and I'm not wanting to spend more than $500 on a video card so this looks to be the one over the ATI X1900 series)
I think VG's recommend a single drive for the system drive and a striped raid set for your video work disk. I ordered the single raptor 10K RPM drive for my new system drive but haven't put my system together yet so I don't know how well that will work but surely it has the potential for some improvement. The drive I/O has always seemed like a big bottleneck.
No one has commented on the 10K drive for video (that I can find), so not sure if this is the best idea or not. I remember reading a while back that SATA was unnecessary then because no drive could even reach the speed of ATA 150, but maybe this 10K Raptor will utilize the faster data transfer capability of SATA.
Thanks for the input. I was wondering about RAM since I have used 1 Gig and it seemed fine but upgrading I thought I would splurge and boost to 4 but if it's not really going to make a big difference then I would stick with 2 for now. And that may also be a good idea about going for the 6800 over the 6700. As for the power supply, I just keep reading about how important it is to have a good power supply so I wasn't going to play any games, no pun intended. The tower I am getting comes with 500W power so may again, just see if that works and maybe upgrade later.