$1000 Gaming/editing rig

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In a week

BUDGET RANGE: $900-1000, after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, art (level editing, SketchUp, Corel Painter, some zbrush), watching HD movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, monitor (24" LCD)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NY, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor, nvidia chipset. I've found several pieces of editing software that balk at my HD5830 (I dislike having to work around things when I'm trying to create something polished), and for that reason I'd prefer an nvidia card, though I'm not entirely against an AMD processor as long as it's just as powerful/stable as it's intel "equivalent". That being said, I've always had an Intel and have also found that their packaging is really pretty. :love:

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like a PC that doesn't sound like it has a jet engine strapped to the back of it.
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  1. srry about over budget and you still need a case :'(
  2. Took some of your suggestions into account for this full build. Is the 6GB necessary? I'm figuring I can upgrade later on that account along with maybe another GTX 470. I'm thinking something a long these lines? Please let me know if I'm making some wrong decisions here. I've upped my budget a teeny bit. I'm unsure about the case TBH.

    Case: Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129065

    Mobo: ASUS Maximus III Formula, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131482

    Processor: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

    RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180

    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018

    Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Video Card: GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130550

    DVD Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
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