APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week. BUDGET RANGE: $1200 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop CS4 editing of 18 mp raw files; CD ripping and transcoding; Web; office apps; serving up music files to Squeezeboxes around the house. I tend to multitask. No gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: one hard drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: None.
OVERCLOCKING: Would like to try (no prior experience). SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not planned.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: up to 2560 x 1600. Dual monitor capability desired.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Case must be less than 18" tall.