System Usage from Most to Least Important: DCC, Maya, CS5, no gaming
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: open
Overclocking: Yes, if not significantly affecting reliability
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: This will be my first build. Will sacrifice performance for reliability and ease of build. Below is my best guess at a system. Would like feedback on if everything will work together and any suggestions on better component selections would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I'm not sure if I really need a SSD for a boot drive...are they reliable enough? Will this only improve system boot times and the time it takes to load programs?
SSD - No doubt that the OCZ is fast, but there are so many users reporting firmware issues,... I would either change or put on hold the SSD purchase,...
Another alternative -
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB - Buy 2 in RAID 0, would offer very high performance,... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...