I do a lot of video editing from dv camcorder and also have a lot of DVD movies on hard drives I have for back up of DVD's . I would like to convert all of these to MPEG4/h.264. What would be my best option to do this with a dual prcessor workstation mother board or just a regular desktop motherboard. I also like to do a little gameing, no cutting edge games but i would like to be able to play these games at good resolution with decent fps. The games i enjoy are C&C red alert (all) and the lord of the rings RTS games. Money is not an issue as I want to be able to do this video and encoding work as fast as possible. So what would you recomend as far as motherboards, cpu, ram and hard drive set ups. Thinking of using Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives in a raid to use for the encoding and operation system in a RAID 0 set up. So what do you think.