$1,000 Multi-purpose system (Rendering/Gaming)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today

BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 (not including shipping)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Primary: Rendering (Poser) & Gaming (e.g., Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins). Secondary: Digital image editing (PhotoShop), light audio mixing (Acid), light video editing, authoring, and miscellaneous tasks.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor; provisionally. Keyboard, mouse, & speakers are covered.

PREFERRED WEB SITE FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.

OS PREFERENCE: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

PARTS PREFERENCES: CPU: Intel (i5-750, i7-860, i7-920?) // GPU: Radeon // Memory: 6-8 gig Tri-channel // MB: Dependant on CPU // PSU: 650W? // Case: Not looking for bling. Ideal case is a Cooler Master Cosmos 1000. Love the look, but $179 seems way overboard for my $1,000 limit.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Might be willing to experiment, but not immediately.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not likely. Might be nice to have the capability for a later date, but not mandatory.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 (I realize this is low. Willing to upgrade monitor, but might not happen right away.)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I tend to do complete system rebuilds approximately every 2 years, but may replace video cards, drives, etc., and/or upgrade CPU or memory at any point as needed.

I know you guys get a boatload of these requests and I'm somewhat ashamed that I've let my tech knowledge get so behind the times, but any assistance offered is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. just set up the same. here is what advice i got.

    MOBO AND CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.338965 $349.98 (Intel i5 750 + ASUS P7P55D PRO combo)

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010 $149.99
    later if you crossfire or sli you've got the power and the rates are great.

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303 $114.99 x2 has great reviews and low voltage.

    GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858 $169.99

    after all said and done $900 with $100 left over for any case youd want..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 $89.99

    i hope i was able to help
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