$4300 build – i7 3930 / GTX 680 – did I screw it up?

Hello everybody-

 

I am finally (actually) going to build my first editing PC, and I would like a once-over from the community to see if I’ve made any glaringly bad choices here.  I plan on using this machine to edit mostly DSLR H.264 & AVCHD codecs using CS6 and After Effects, but I would be happy if it could also handle the occasional higher-bandwidth footage, say 2k or 4k resolution files from a RED camera or Alexa?

 

Also I opted not to attempt a huge monstrous RAID array in this build, at least at first, but I would like the leeway to go down that path in a few years if I need to.

 

Big questions still in my mind that I would like some input on:

 

1)  Cooling.  Can I rely on stock fans that come with my case or should I plan on replacing them with better ones?  What’s the best way to decide what cooling configuration to use in my box?  Should I plan on using things like RAM cooling or dedicated disc cooling?

 

2)  I have a few hundred bucks left in my budget, but if I don’t have to spend it I’d rather not.  If you had $300 or so left to pump into improvements to this build, how would you spend it?

 

Huge thanks in advance if you think you can poke any holes in this build before I lay down the cash!!

 

DRIVE SETUP   -         $1,150

C:/  OS / APPLICATIONS / PAGEFILE

(1) SSD drive on 1 of 2 SATA 6G ports on MOBO Intel RAID controller

$370 – OCZ Technology 480GB Agility 3

D:/  1ST MEDIA DRIVE

(3) Drives in RAID 0 on 3 of 4 SATA 3G ports on MOBO Intel RAID controller

$240 – Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0G

E:/  2ND MEDIA DRIVE

(2) Drives in RAID 0 on 2 of 2 SATA 6G ports on MOBO Marvell RAID controller

$160 – Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0G

F:/   CACHE / PREVIEWS / EXPORTS

(1)     10,000 RPM drive on 1 of 2 SATA 6G ports on MOBO Intel RAID controller

$290 – Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0G

G:/   BLU-RAY R/W

On 1 of 4 SATA 3G ports on MOBO Intel RAID controller

$90 – LG Blu-Ray R/W model # BH14NS40

 

 

GUTS   -           $2,055

MOBO

$315 – ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011

CPU

$570 – Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz

GPU

$470 – EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

RAM

$700 – G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133

 

CASE & POWER          -           $695

CASE

(6) external 3.5” drive bays, good reviews on NewEgg

$190 – AZZA Fusion 3000 (CSAZ-3000)

PSU

$300 – Silverstone Strider 1500W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V

 

UPS

$120 – CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series GreenPower UPS CP1350AVRLCD

COOLING

    CPU cooling

$75 – Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

    Thermal compound

$10 – ARCTIC MX2 Thermal Paste -4gram

??RAM cooling??

    ??Case cooling??

 

BELLS & WHISTLES , I/O         -           $390

MULTIMEDIA CARD READER

$30 – Rosewill RDCR-11003 74-in-1 USB3.0 3.5″ Internal Card Reader w/USB Port

IEEE 1394 CARD

$40 – SYBA PCI 32-bit Firewire 1394b Controller Card Model SD-FWB-32B

MOUSE

$0 – Kensington trackball mouse (already have)

KEYBOARD

$0 – Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340 (already have)

MONITORS

$320 – (2) SAMSUNG B350 Series S22B350H 21.5″

SPEAKERS

$0 – Behringer MS16 Powered Studio Desktop Monitors (already have)

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