My wife is a graphic designer, her old Dell just isn't going to cut it anymore. We'd like to get her a new system for her design work. We probably won't do very much gaming on it, certainly no new or fancy games, but we would want this to be able to run some decent games as well. Anyway, on to the proper format:
Approx. Purchase Date: Next couple of weeks
Budget Range: ~$1000 (build shown is $1100, looking to trim that down)
System Usage: Photoshop, possibly video editing, light gaming
Parts not required: none, we'll need to buy the whole thing
Preferred websites: amazon or newegg
Additional comments: I've built and overclocked a computer before, I'm not really afraid of anything in that regard, but I am out of the loop and I want to make sure I'm not getting something overkill in one area and not good enough in another.
Thanks for the reply! I went with the Sonata Elite based almost entirely on looks, (this computer is going to be mostly for my wife). Is there a case with good airflow that has more of a smooth look like the Sonata? Also, how much would the Sonata airflow hurt me in this system? Thanks for the input!
Hehe, I know nothing about monitors, I thought I was going with something good with the LED back-lights. I'm not set on that size either, I don't really know how big of a monitor she'll need. Any recommendations for a better monitor that isn't too much more?
Total: 980.43 (shipped, plus $50 MIR, and a $20 gift card)
How's that? I really appreciate all the great tips, any suggestions on a monitor? The one here is pretty cheap, I'd like to keep it under $250, but if I understood the necessity a bit better, $320 for that Dell Monitor wouldn't be too bad.