This is my first build, and I'd really like to make sure all these parts will work together, but I'd gladly take any suggestions or comments. I've been reading lots here & elsewhere about different options, but there's no substitute for actually knowing what you're talking about.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: around $1,500-1,600 after Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Lightroom/Photoshop, games, office applications, surfing the internet, some HD video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, Microcenter COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: While just about any choice will be an improvement over my 5 year-old Dell, I'm leaning toward a i7-920 in the hopes of speeding up Lightroom/Photoshop workflow.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'll use the finished computer to process lots of big image files in Lightroom & Photoshop, to play games, and (occasionally) to edit HD videos. I probably won't jump through hoops to overclock, but if it's easy and risk-free, I'll try it. I'll eventually add a 2nd video card to keep up with new games' demands.