SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Microstation/Luxology, 3dsMax, Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe CS 3 (primarily Illustrator) are the most common components of my workflow.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Power cords and the like.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: brand slut-don't particularly care, as long as it's of good quality.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, in the future.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Would like to run two monitors at a high resolution
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Trying to build a system for doing Arch/Viz type work. I'm a student, but also do some freelance work. In any case reliability and performance on a budget is what I'm going for. Although I'm only planning on running one quad core processor at the moment, I plan on adding another later, as well as possibly running a couple of quadros in sli (if that's even possible/desirable). Intend to run XP Pro/65 or Windows 7/Pro as an OS.
Any comments on fatal flaws in this combo of parts, ways to increase performance at this price point, or ways to achieve similar performance at a lower price point are all welcomed.