Okay, so this message is coming from a guy who's system is so damn old that a dual core 3GHz and 1GB RAM can no longer handle anything!!
I'm really only interested in video editing in Vegas and working in Photoshop. Gaming not important at all!
Have been looking at a recent ebay system: i5 2500k, 8GB Ram, 1TB HD (NO GPU!)... for £330! All I wish to know is will this be sufficient for the time being for the aforementioned program needs? I'll probably also get a £90 ATI GPU as well to go with it.
I had originally specc'd up a system from Overclockers that included the i5 2500k chipset, Sabertooth Mobo and GTX 470 but due to current finances I can no longer afford the £750'sih price tag that these components cost! Therefore I have been looking around for the cheapest option available that would possibly allow me to upgrade in the future.
Unfortunately the ebay listing does not state the PSU but I'd hope it would anything over 450w? (Hopefully?).
My only real concern, is for when using Vegas or any other video editing software. I'm desperately trying to avoid the shuttle lag when going through HD frames! I am crippled right now with so much loading time that it becomes impossible to get any work done!
If the GPU is of no or little use for video editing then I'd much prefer spending the extra money on extra RAM or perhaps even an i7 2600k if this would prove to be more beneficial than the GPU. I've heard pretty good things anyway about the in-built 2500k/ 2600k graphics anyway??