This will be my second build. My first build was done way back in 2003. I should have kept track of what is going on, seems a lot of things have changed but the fundamentals remain the same luckily.
It's just now there are SO MANY choices which is confusing.
I'd greatly appreciate if someone can analyze my choices below and let me know where I have gone wrong if anything. I'm going to use this computer for graphic design and video editing. No gaming but I'd guess I would need similar performance.
I'm interested in the Intel i7 processor (I chose the latest version I guess below, there are like a dozen).
The absolute maximum I can pay for this build is $1500, but I'm hoping to near $1000.
Anyway, below are the components...
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
For all/any non gaming rig i would seriously consider the Thuban X6 1055T, an after market cooler and an 880G/SB850 mobo with all the goodies like USB 3.0 via NEC controler (no chipset currently has native solution) and native SATA 6GB/s If $$ no object then of course the Gulftown hehe Apps/software no advantage via GPU acceleration then HD 4250 integrated ftw else could be a professional class GPU would net ya the biggest gains ^^