This will be my first PC build, I'll be using it primarily for web design (mostly coding / some photoshop stuff) & general purpose use (Internet use, watching videos etc). I'll also be making music using Reason, Ableton & Cubase, mostly sequencing and not much recording - but I will be running two of these programs at the same time at some points with loads of samples and synths going running. I've got a Audio 4 DJ soundcard and an M Audio Delta soundcard which should help with the that (I think?). The primary areas I'd like the PC to be good in are:
- Good multi-tasking capabilities
- Potential future upgrading / overclocking
- Should be fairly quiet
I don't plan on trying to overclock or upgrade for a year or so as I just need solid work computer but when I've got some more time and money to play around with I want to see what I can do!
I've got a monitor, mouse and keyboard and a few hard drives I'll be putting in from my old PC.
I also have plans to use 2 x 22" monitors in the future and if it's possible also rig up a HD TV (probably 37") for watching blu-rays in the future. I'm thinking this would require a graphics card upgrade when I can afford it. This is not at all an essential though.
I'm planning on buying the components and building the PC in the next few weeks, and after much research I've got a shortlist for the parts (currently looking to buy them all from scan.co.uk)