Newbie New Build – i7 3960x

After tons of reading (much thanks to Harm M. and many others), I still vascilate from gung ho to paralysis.  I would greatly appreciate help in this process.

 

My objective is to build a respectable system for editing HD Video (mostly AVCHD).  Here is what I am considering:

 

 

1 ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
$399.99 -$20.00 Instant $379.99
1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD
$299.99 $299.99
1 Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X
$1,049.99 $1,049.99
1 ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video …
$499.99 $499.99
1 CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
$119.99 $119.99
1 CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power ..
$229.99 -$10.00 Instant $219.99
1 ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
$99.99 -$10.00 Instant $89.99
1 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$139.99 $139.99
4 Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
64MB Cache
$129.99 -$5.00 Instant $124.99

 

Am I crazy to go with the i7 3960x?  Is it overkill?  I don’t see the i7 3930 available nor the i7 2700k.  If I went to the i7 2600k, would it be 5%, 20% 40% less of a machine than what I propose?  Would love an estimate to help with the cost benefit analysis?

 

I am very unclear what to do with my storage.  Harm says go with 1HDD (1x1TB) for OS/Programs, 2HDD (2x1T) in Raid 0 for editing, and then 1HDD (1x1T or 1x2T) for other.  I have a 2T NAS for backup.  Does the Raid0 significantly improve performance.  Is it easy to make the Raid0? 

 

Do I need the 1050W power?  Do I need the H100 cooler?

 

Can the BluRay Burner also burn DVD?  If not is there such a thing?

 

Assume that Windows 7 Pro is best? 

 

All help/comments appreciated…

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