I'm looking to build a Home PC for a Graphics Teacher. His class is starting to use more software, so he needs a home PC that can practice using it with. He wants it optimized for the entire Abobe CS5 collection, and he would like to start experimenting with video editing and special effects, because he is thinking of adding it to his curriculum.
Other than that, he has the basic needs of a home office PC, so I need something along those lines, but with some decent power and graphics muscle to it. It doesn't need to be up to par with a "Real" workstation, but being able to run some of the higher end professional programs would be a huge plus.
Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the month
Budget Range: He won't give me a number, because he doesn't want to eliminate the possibility of getting something more expensive it it will be that much better. That said, he doesn't need a true high end workstation (yet, at least) and I'd probably ballpark the budget at around $1000.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe CS5, Video Editing, Office Applications
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: I'm looking at getting a Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge processor. Maybe a Mid Tower Case. He definitely wants a big monitor with a possible multi-monitor setup down the line. I'm currently looking at the Nvidia Quadro Series GPUs, though I'm not sure which models will give the best bang for the buck.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Other Notes: It's not going to be used for gaming, and reliability and stability is a priority.
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