Without going overboard. I want to build a computer with photo editing, web building, some video editing and storage in mind. What processor would you go with? i7, i5 or other and which version and why? is 8 GB DDR3 enough or should I load 16 GB or even more? What video card? Internal hard drive. 2TB RAID 0 striping 1TB RAID 1 mirror (2 x 1TB ) Ext storage Seperate stand alone large 1TB or bigger HD's or go the toaster route with with smaller hot swappable internal HD's Another thought is going with a a single 1 or 1.5 TB internal HD in the computer and a toaster/ HD duplicator and make a complete mirrored internal HD with OS in case of HD failure. Another question to throw out there is. If you have a RAID 0 (2x 1TB) internal setup which has your OS on it. Can you mirror each of the HD's on a duplicator and and swap both out if you have a HD failure and get a successful restart of the computer and software? I would have all the other files backed up elsewhere to easily reload. I just would like to have a quick and easy way of getting back up and running in case of a failure without all the OS and program reloading. I know I'm throwing a lot of ideas out there, but I'm just trying to think all my options through and getting input to what I might be missing. I'm hoping that picking the collective Photo Forum brain can save me time and money and maybe enlighten others here too. Discuss!