My old laptop died, but I have decided that I am not looking for a new laptop, but rather a desktop to replace it's main functions: Photo editing and gaming.
For portability needs I'm covered by my netbook.
I've decided to go with the HP ZR24w for monitor; now I just need the rest of the hardware.
I've heard someone say that the i5-760 is the best deal for photo editing - but I don't know if that includes AMD-processors?
I've also heard that it's easier to calibrate monitors with AMD/ATI graphic cards, is that true?
My PC will need to do the following:
- Organize and edit 30 gigs of images, mainly RAW (Lightroom)
- Edit TIFF and PSD files, 150-200 mb (Photoshop CS5)
- Light to medium gaming - Sacred 2 is the most demanding game right now, but I would love to be able to play more later.
Please give me some ideas to the best possible set-up, which can do the above, and is no more than 1700$ (MAX, it would be nice if it can be achieved for less).