I am looking to build a ~US$700 system for graphic and web design at home. Primary goal is to run Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 fast at same time with other programs (Firefox, text editor, etc.) I am a total noob, so I could really use some help in selecting the components. Here is my first try, please let me know if this could work or if I could improve within budget (or if my budget is unrealistic). Thanks in advance.
The only I would do is to get a small hdd for the OS and programs and use the Samsung strictly for storage This way, if/when you have reinstall Windows, you won't have to worry about data loss. I'd also put together an external hard drive for back up. I imagine your go to have a lot of stuff you don't want to lose