APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month
BUDGET RANGE: 1,000 Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: vmware (linux and maybe osx), photoshop, Adobe LightRoom, web development.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com/microcenter.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Parts list:
I'm really not sure about the graphics card. I'm not planning on playing games but I also don't want an anemic card. I'm not that choosy on the optical drive as well.
Overall, I'm looking for a rig to replace my MacBook Pro, it will be running Windows 7, vmware, photoshop, Lightroom and various incarnations of linux (fedora and ubuntu) in both vmware and as a boot option.
The build looks good, but can be improved in a couple areas. First, are you trying to leave the option open for SLI in the future? I would guess not since you're not gaming and your software doesn't benefit from it. If you're just going to use a single GPU then you don't need anywhere near 750W. This is an excellent PSU that will easily power your system and be a bit easier on the wallet: