Main purpose I would like to use this computer for is the heavy amount of photo editing that I do, so maybe keep that in mind.
Okay, so I'm not sure about the graphics card, so I could use some suggestion there. I know the 5870 is out now but it's next to impossible to get right now. So I'm fine with going with this one or something similar. Let me know. I'm new to this SSD thing and am wonder what kinds of benefits I can get from it.
I'm also wondering about the case. I've read that the HAf has great air flow but I've also heard good things about the P183, so any debate would be good there as well.
This system is going to be somewhere between $2000-2500, but from what I'm reading I could probably save some money in areas.
Thanks in advance for the help and suggestions, and boys/girls(maybe?), try to keep it civil!!
Thanks for the replies. Some of the games I've been playing recently are Oblivion, Civ 4, and the Sims 2. Like I said, I don't play anything too crazy, but I wouldn't mind an excuse to get back into PC gaming.
Anyone have any thoughts on SSD's? Does anyone see any problems with this build? Any thoughts/ideas are welcomed!
His budget is $2,750 so it's close to yours. He's interested in gaming but from experience, as you can prolly tell by the sig, I do quite a bit of CAD work. One of the things I discovered in my early AutoCAD training days was that LAN based Doom rocked on CAD boxes. In those days, big vid cards and 20+" monitors were standard fare for CAD users.
Only further investigations I'd make are:
The 1TB WD B;ack's just ain't that hot ....well actually they do run pretty hot but performance wise there are better choices. In the 1 TB range, I'd recommend the Seagate 7200.12 as it's the betetr performer, runs much cooler and quieter. The 2 TB model WD is significantly faster then the 1 TB.
I'd opt for an aftermarket CPU cooler for longevity's sake.
I'm holding off on SSD's till after the holidays. Letting Win7 get released and give them a chance to get this Trim thing straightened out.