I'm currently a Mac owner and have been for several years. I'm looking to make the move from Mac to PC early next year. I'm a web designer so I work from home and I'll be using the CS4 suite and other coding software. My current set-up is dual screen, so the build will need have that in mind. I'm selling my current set-up and starting from scratch.
I plan on getting in to the PC gaming scene as well and would like to be able to switch to a single monitor and play the newest games. (Dragon Age, L4D, Mass Effect 2, etc)
I know the budget is a bit low (especially for needing 2 monitors), but it's definitely flexible. Tack on a couple hundred more dollars if needed.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (January 2010) BUDGET RANGE: ($1500) Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (CS4 Suite, coding/rendering programs, gaming)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, speakers)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Newegg) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (United States)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (Intel + Radeon)
OVERCLOCKING: (No) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (2 monitors, budget is flexible, need OS)
I've been out of the PC loop for several years so any help (or nudges in the right direction) is appreciated.