I'm about to make the following purchase in the next 24 hours and would really appreciate a quick lookover / review! - I haven't built a new computer in a very long (over 7 years) and want this to last me a while. Also, I just want to make sure I have proper cooling, all parts are compatible (selected memory is on Asus QVL list), and just get a thumbs up from the community before pulling the trigger.
I will use PC for mostly Adobe apps, web design, heavy multi-tasking, and some gaming. Will be using two 1680x1050 monitors and will likely not overclock. My budget is up to $1000, though keeping it below would be nice. Currently at $990 before rebates. Anything I should swap out for better performance or to save money? I know you may say 8gb of ram is overkill, but for just a few bucks more I thought it was worth it, esp for Adobe apps. Going w/ Nvidia card for CUDA and opted for 2500k and P8P67 Pro MB leaving room for OC and SLI perhaps down the road... Lastly, will the Antec 300 case do a good job spreading the heat from the GPU & other components?
Thanks for the suggestions. If one has access to their edu account but isn't currently enrolled... will it work? - As for the wrist strap, I've always just touched the power supply and/or case when working. How exactly does it work?