APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July 1st, Likely Before, Not Up To Me When it's purchased.
BUDGET RANGE: $1,200 ~
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing, Photoshop, After Effects, Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tigerdirect.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I think intel and Nvidia is the way I want to go. CUDA being the reason, I want to make the most out of the hardware. I also would like to have a LOT of storage. I assume that has more to do with the case? So I'd like to be able to easily add/remove/swap 1TB drives if possible. Or store a lot at a time. What's the most you can have in a single system? I'm hearing it's safer to go with 1TB drives for now.
I'd like to have wireless net and HDMI out so I can run a long cable to a an HDTV in another room.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1680 x 1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Not much to play with, information wise. Most I really know is that I think from research I should maybe go with the Corei7 930 and GTX260? Was going to make a build a few months ago but it never happened, hoping this time it does! Oh and I really want to be able to play the latest and greatest games on high with no worries. Anything released on Steam more or less.
Thanks for any help!
More about :1200 gaming video editing machine original
WD Caviar Blacks are good but WD has only come out with one 1TB drive with 500GB platters. Their version does use Sata6GB/s but HDs don't really take advantage of this feature compared to SSDs. You will get similar performance with the one I suggested despite its lack of Sata6GB/s. Plus it doesn't hurt that its like $20 cheaper.
The 470 is roughly an equal match to the 5850 but it comes at a cost of $50 more. The thing about the 470 or any Fermi GPU is that they are power hungry so that 650W PSU I suggested will only be able to power one 470, a 750W+ (at least) is recommended for two 470s.
It's up to you if its worth it though. Sorry I can't help you decide if CUDA is really worth it since I've never used it and don't know how much of a difference it makes.