New Build Advice for $1,500-2,000 for Gaming/Photoshop

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week

Budget Range: $1500-$2000 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: photoshop, light gaming (mostly sports games), surfing web, watching tv, DVD creation/encoding

Parts Not Required: speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU, 23" monitor, Full Tower Case

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: None

Here is what I was thinking about using in the build. All comments and suggestions are welcome and appreciated

Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case (Model: RC-932-KKN3-GP) - $149.99

Power Supply
Corsair 750W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply (Model: CMPSU-750TX) - $109.99

Asus Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard (Model: Sabertooth X58) - $199.99

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor (Model: BX80601950) - $298.99

CPU Heatsink/Fan
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler (Model: RR-B10-212P-G1) - $29.99

Corsair XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Triple Channel Kit Memory (Model: TR3X6G1333C9) - 134.99

Graphics (Video) Card
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card (Model: 100283-3L) - $139.99

Sound (Audio) Card
None. Use Motherboard Onboard Sound

Hard Drives
System Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-Bare Drive (Model: WD1500HLFS) - $139.99

Data Drives
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HDD-Bare (Model: WD1002FAEX) - $89.99

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-Bare Drive (Model: HD103SJ) - $74.99

Optical Drives
Lite-On 24X SATA Black DVD Writer (Model: iHAS-424-98) - $23.99

LG W2453V-PF Black 24" Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor (Model: W2453V-PF) - $219.99

Capture Card/TV Tuner
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner 1213 PCI-Express x1 Interface (Model: 1213)

Logitech Internet 350 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard-OEM (Model: Internet 350) - $23.99

Logitech G500 Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse (Model: G500) - $63.99

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders-OEM - $139.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound – OEM (Model: AS5-3.5G) - $9.99

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  1. Woah woah woah... whats with the hard drives?

    Stop. Arrêt. 停止. 정지. Ihinto. Cпиране.

    Get an SSD and this,
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