Home video editor looking to build own rig. Will be using Adobe premier 3.o and elements for photo editing.
Video Card: XFX 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 RAM
Motherboard: XFX nForce 680i SLI MCP
Drives: 2 Western Digital WD 16MB cache SATA-II Drives 500GB each
(I was also thinking of going with one 80GB raptor for the OS.. not sure)
Ram: OCZ Platinum RAM 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 DDR2 800
600watt power supply
atx case probably the antec 900
Was also looking at the ASUS P5B LGA 775 Intel P965 PCI-Express ATX motherboard but felt keeping the GPU and the MB from XFX might be a better match.
IMO nforce chipsets are gaming boards, Asus will work better. Don't worry that much for difference in brands (the chipset is waht really matter).... just dont dare to intall an ATI card on an nVIDIA mobo (or viceversa), that's blasphemy!!! hehehe
I'd recomend a dedicated drive for the OS... vista or xp BTW? this is an important decision because only will recongnize 4 GB of ram yet XP is far more stable (for editing) and consumes less resources.