APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: before or around Christmas time
BUDGET RANGE: 800 to 900$ CAN
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop, gaming, some movie editing, daily office/internet usage
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, mouse/keyboard, OS could also wait...
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: not sure, I've been mostly looking on ncix.com and newegg.ca
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CANADA
PARTS PREFERENCES: not really
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, if it's easy and safe enough
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm total noobie at building my own system. I've been looking a bit at the main parts but I'm not sure if all this fits together and what kind of motherboard, power supply or casing I should get. So far I've only got these:
But isn't i5 going to increase the price on motherboard? The computer is mostly going to be doing a lot more Photoshopping and image editing than gaming though. I'm planning to play some, but I'm not an intensive gamer. Plus I read that there seems to be issue with the P55 board for the i5 core?
Not for work, which is why i'm not actually putting a big amount in. But i still want a decent system that can last maybe 3 years, more if possible. And be decent for some 3D gaming too. Does anyone has suggestions for mobo, case and PSU?
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint f3 1TB - It's not available on the Canadian version of Newegg or Ncix, does anyone has an idea where else I can find it?
Does all of this add up together fine or is there better choices out there? Do I need a CPU Cooler if I'm not planning to overclock right away? Also does this build allow me to upgrade the computer too an i7 in the future?