SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop/Lightroom, gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, monitor, speakers, Blu-ray drive, sound card
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca or NCIX.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: X58 with i7 930 or P55 with i7 860
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've read lots of reviews and articles and I'm still wondering if the i7 930 overclocked to say 4Ghz would run over the i7 860; if not, there is a slight price premium to the X58 plateform and I wouldn't want to pay for it if it's not worth it. Also, I wonder how much of a difference the 12GB of triple channel memory will make versus 8GB of dual channel in CS4 and Lightroom. Alternative rig would be with an Asus P7P55D-E Pro with i7 860 and 8GB ram.