APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a couple months BUDGET RANGE: <$1000 USD
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Dual Boot Mac/win
Mac OSX: Everyday usage/email/internet/photoshop
Windows 7: HD Movies Playback and ability to play games without much lag would be nice (GTA IV, prototype) - im not much of a gamer so more emphasis should be placed on being able to watch blueray dvds and HD compressed movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: as far as this recommendation, do not consider: a monitor (looking for a 32", separate budget), keyboard, mouse, case (I havea pretty large case)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: always been a fan of newegg.com but am open to trustworthy alternates
PARTS PREFERENCES: I think I am looking for a quad core intel chip, no clue on motherboard. I am unsure what is most important for movie playback, CPU or Graphics card...I will not be doing encoding...So I don't know if I would double up on a card (SLI or cross) or just need one card...
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I am used to a 4:3 res on my t60p...but I think I will need to go for the widesreeen for the movie compatibility
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I guess a good balance of ability to playback BRDVDs and play some modern games well all while maintaining compatibility to run Mac OSX.
I mainly looking for a cpu/mobo/graphics card/ram combo that will work.