Hey guys! I haven't built a computer in four or five years so I'm a little behind the times; I've been doing some research but I'm sure I've missed some stuff. Hopefully that's where you come in! Here's what I think I know:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next month or so
BUDGET RANGE: up to about 1500, though obviously more money in my pocket is better
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video editing, various CS5 work
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: peripherals
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg is good but any other ideas are welcome
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: I'll detail a little below
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe later
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later
MONITOR RESOLUTION: at least 1920x1080
I am definitely thinking core i7 and 1366 architecture to help future-proof my machine. From the research I've done I think a radeon hd 5850 is the card for me but I'm absolutely open to suggestions. I will definitely be upgrading various parts over time, so for now I just want a solid pc that will run and run well. I'm going to be doing some gaming, but I also will be running Avid and CS5 all the time, so a good cpu is a must for stuff like After Effects renders.
I was poking around newegg and saw which looked pretty good but I am not super knowledgeable right now. Also there seem to be an enormous amount of doa complaints about the included power supply, which may be more hassle than I'm willing to deal with. Any input would be much appreciated; thanks a lot!