Hi all. I searched the threads briefly, but couldn't find a suggested rig for gaming as well as video/photo edit. I have a laptop I travel with, and my work gives me another laptop for bus trips. I haven't had a desktop in about 4 yrs now, and don't know what parts to get (my last video card was geforce 5600). Any help would be appreciated.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend (canada labour day weekend)
BUDGET RANGE: $900-1100 (cdn)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Starcraft 2, Football Manager, Movie maker, photoshop
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com, newegg.ca
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: If budget permits.
I am not factoring in a monitor in my budget, but need windows 7 and keyboard (have mouse).
no it wont have future compatibility people are mistaken, socket am3 does not support the upcoming amd cpus, only socket am3+ will and that hasnt come out yet, i would go for a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb hdd, the x6 1055T would be better for photoshop as you will benefit with the extra 2 cores however the 965 is better at gaming, i prefer the antec earthwatt psus or corsair psus over seasonic 1s, the antec 900 is a nice case the coolermaster haf 922 is also
My head tells me a GTS 250 could serve one who games little and just SC2 so if AA +Ultra is not a must, that card will do but with your budget one might as well nab a GTX 460 hehe Off Egg USA but perhaps some ideas - went with entry level 800 series mobo (no need BIOS update for Thuban) with no fancy CF/SLI based on needs