APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Anywhere from a week to a month
BUDGET RANGE: ~$650 This doesn't have to include a monitor, but maybe saving a few bucks for it out of this sum would be nice
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Graphic Design work, World of Warcraft
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Good color corrected, good contrast monitor. It doesn't have to be huge, just good quality.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 at the very least, higher would be better. Depends on the monitor.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I myself am an animator and have custom built my own workstations before in the past. However, I'm building this for my Graphic Designer girlfriend and I'm not sure what exactly should be going into a 2D workstation that plays WOW well on the side.
It's a bit over budget, but I'm working on it. The hard part is the monitor. I'm trying to find the best monitor for graphic design under $200. I don't expect it to be the best, but at least a great one around that range.
Well I'm not going to say I am an expert on knowing what would work best for a graphics designer, however I just wanted to point out that the motherboard and cpu you have in your cart have a combo right now, not sure if you knew that but judging by the screenshot you had you didn't...so that will save you quite a bit $210 vs $264, that extra $44 should give ya a bit more room for a monitor.