Best System For Lightroom 3 ??

Hi all,

I am thinking of building a system to be able to run lightroom 3 very efficiently.

What would you recommend be the most important hardware to invest in ? cpu > gpu or ssd > hard disk etc

The core i7 950 seems to be a must , coupled with 8 gb of ram, 5770 (will this be powerfull enough ???) , ideally 3 hard drives for backing up photography.

alternatively are there any desktops on the market people would recommend ?

Thanks in advance
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    1055T + 880G mobo with HD 4250 IGP
    cheapo decent air cooler like CM 212+/GeminiIIS
    4-8GB DDR3
    60gb Sandforce based SSD?

    Note: not claiming supreme performer but definitely monster bang for buck hehe

    Basic template w/o SSD + OS @ $602AR

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    CM GeminiIIS cooler $38 Free Ship

    60GB Sandforce based SSD $130 Free Ship
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