Hello; this is my first post on this forum, though I've been a semi-frequent lurker for at least two years.
I've been an Intel user for most of my computing life, though I'm planning a platform change to AMD for their Phenom II X6 chips. I will be using this machine primarily for multimedia editing/converting, though it is primarily still images. Gaming is an afterthought, though I do want to break out Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and HAWX 2 @1680x1050 every so often. Low (idle) noise is a must, as my PC is also the file server for the rest of the house.
With that in mind, would you do anything differently, and why? Prices are in $NZ, and are the best prices I could find locally.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - $226
Hexa-core for crunching through conversions. Easily overclockable (which makes 1090T vs 1100T a moot point). Please do not tell me to get an X4 or an i5 2500k on the basis that they're better for gaming.
Mobo:ASUS M4N98TD EVO - $154
Nforce N980i. Supports SLI @ dual x16. Considering a 990FX board, but they're still scarce down here.
Mem: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB, DDR-1600, CL9) - $107
Cheapest 4GB modules I could find. It's a funny market down here in New Zealand.
GPU: ASUS ENGTX560 DirectCU - $260
GTX 560 with beefy cooling. I used to own a pair of ASUS HD5850's with the same coolers, and I like them. I'm fully aware that the DCII OC version is only $5 more on Newegg, but here it's a $25 difference.