[$1200-1500] Photoshop/Rendering/Video Encoding system


I'm looking for a system with the following specifications:
Approximate Purchase Date: within 6 months

Budget Range: $1200-1500

System Usage: Hardcore Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, After Effects and Video Encoding.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, 2xmonitor, speakers, OS

Able to get parts from: Germany, The Netherlands and the USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, NVIDIA

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Preferred

Monitor Resolution: 2x[1920x1200]

Additional Comments:
-Must be able to hold at least 6 hardrives, but space for 10 is preferred (Full ATX Tower?)
-Thought about 2x[Quadro FX 580]. These quadro fx graphics cards are better for programs like 3D Studio Max than the consumer gaming graphics cards? Am I right? Is it possible to have this working with SLI? Do the quadro graphics cards even support SLI? If not is it possible to run one monitor on 1 card and extend the desktop with the 2nd video card over the 2nd monitor?
-High end CPU is a must.[$300-600](Core i7-2600K?)
-Time is not an issue, if there is a new upcoming quadro card or if there is a great CPU coming out soon, I'll wait.
-Case should be big and not too fancy, should have one extra x16 PCI-Express 2.0 slot(So at least 3 in total)
-Needs 3 ethernet ports.(so keep in mind an extra pci slot)
-Don't know much about the memmory, please advise... 8gb minimum high speed?

Is this doable with the budget? If not please still post your results if it is outside the budget. Please do not post sub $1000 systems as these will highly likely not be what I'm looking for.

Thank you very much for your advice!

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  1. I went 5 over ya $1500 limit

    Case - $240 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591259
    PSU - incl - Antec CP-850
    Case Fans - Later - Antec 120 mm Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209006
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $110 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    GFX - $370 - EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $55 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $210 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
    DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135220

    I use AutoCAD and the Geforce cards do just fine. Have colleagues using 3D Studio Max and they fine w/ them also. At some point however, depending on how heavy the rendering, it make sense to switch over to the Quaddro .... where that is is user dependent.

    If ya got thee extra $40, CAS7 memory would be nice

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