Need Advice: Photo Editing budget build $800 ish i7
I am looking to build a new computer as my 4 year old alienware is very outdated.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: hopefully this week BUDGET RANGE: $800 or less after Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photo editing, lightroom photoshop etc, maybe movie editing, normal work and maybe some gaming (light gaming, counterstrike etc)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, I could reuse my alienware case but a new case is not out of the question. I have two BARRACUDA 120GB 8MB CACHE SERIAL ATA WITH NCQ HD drives that I could reuse unless they are slow by todays standards (not sure about the specfics of the HDs beyond that). I don't need dvd drives unless sata drives are that much faster. I also have a still functional ATI RADEON X850 XT 256MB PLATINUM EDITION PCIE
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or something similiar as long as it is reliable and fast
PARTS PREFERENCES: intel i7, DDR3 ram,
OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No/ MaybeSLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or higher. I will get the dell IPS monitor later
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a fast yet budget conscience build that will last a couple of years, probably the only other upgrades up the road would be more ram and SSDs. I would also like a good cf card reader.
^ quote for truth. I'm dumbfounded that these days people still want the oldie i7 920 for more than the newbie i7 860. The newbie is cheaper, faster. Unless you can get the i7 920 for less than the 860. i.e. at microcenter.