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Hey everyone. I am new to this site and in general entry level noob user.

I have a custom built I7 system that I would like to use for video editing. Project that I will be working on is transfer all of family videos from past 20 years to DVD.

My set up is:
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 rev. 1.0
Intel Quad Core I7 920 (Bloomfield)
XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 PSU + air cooling(2 fan for HDD,1 for CPU, 2 exhaust 1 back one top)
WD Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache
WD Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 64MB Cache
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B
Currently OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
But got good deal on G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) and should have it in couple days.
Windows 7 X 64 and Adobe Premiere pro

My questions are:
(1)Is there anything you can recommend to generally improve my setup? Not looking to overclock at this time so no need for water cooling, but if you can recommend easy and not very expensive water cooling kit I might go for it. Will get SSD later,when I see over 100GB under $100.

(2)I was thinking to do Raid0 set up but don't know which set up is better and if worth it. If I do Raid0 which will benefit me more Raid0 for OS and Apps + HDD for storage or Raid0 for storage + HHD for OS and Apps? Don't care how fast windows loads for now. Looking for best performance when it comes to editing/encoding videos. Also which HDD should I use and where? Looking to use what I have and was thinking to use WD Black on sata3(6_7) and Raid0 Seagate+WD Green on Sata2(0_1 or 2_3). As far as data loss don't worry about that cause most of my important data is on my laptop and videos I will be working on will be burned to DVD right away, but as far as performance is it much of improvement with Raid0?(Remember I have 20 years worth of videos to go through and I'm not looking to grow old doing that)

(3)I will be capturing video through Dazzle Hollywood DV-Bridge A to D converter and 1394 connection to PC. Is that good enough or is there better way/device as far as quality and time?

P.S. Feel free to make fun of me but keep in mind this is my first build and some parts such as hard drives where bought separately from system.
Thanks in advance for your time.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA3 Sony Optiarc Black SATA DVD Burner w/LightScribe Windows 7 X64 SyncMaster 204B 20.1" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 6000 V2 EA 650W Power Supply Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft 6000 V2 
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Intel Core i7-920 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA3 Sony Optiarc Black SATA DVD Burner w/LightScribe Windows 7 X64 SyncMaster 204B 20.1" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 6000 V2 EA 650W Power Supply Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft 6000 V2 
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Just going to add one thing,

RAID5 for storage for redudancy and a little performance increase and RAID0 for applications and OS.

However, i'm not really sure an SSD would help with your Video encoding etc.
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