Hey guys I need some help. So I've been thinking about a new system but not quite sure what would be best for me. The system will be an all-round system. Some gaming, some photoshop, some designing, some watching movies and video encoding.
Its the processor thats giving me the most trouble. Quad or Dual core?? Different monitor recommendations?
For an all around system then i'd go quad core. Don't get an IDE burner, get SATA. I agree with Tech-boy about the 640GB WD hard drives over the 500GB, they're faster and only about $10 more expensive. Make sure to check the combo deals on the new Phenom ll's with their new release there's some great deals right now.
Not going to be doing SLI. I'm not heavy into gaming but I enjoy playing casually.
I was considering doing a raid setup with a couple smaller drives. Would there be any advantage to do this for what I'll be using this system for? Which is mainly ps and illustrator and general music and video encoding and web surfing.