I need a computer to replace an obsolete pc. I will be using it for heavy music production workloads, movie (firewire support required) and photo editing, massive data analysis using excel/acess and ultimately gaming (everything from MAME to the state of the art 3d FPS).
Besides what would be needed to support the above workloads, these are other features I need
Nothing can be salvaged from the pc I am replacing.
First I would like to get an operational build without the GPU. I will later add a GPU once the budget permits. I will plan on spending between 200-300 dollars on a GPU.
First build phase budget would be 1,000 EUR
Motherboard -Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
Power Supply-Corsair CX Series Netzteil PSU 600W
HDD-Caviar Black WD1002FAEX
DVD -Sony AD-7260S-0B
OS - Windows 7 Home
Case- ? (asking advice on a good first build case)
SSD- (asking advice on affordable SSD to run OS and common apps)
Monitor - need a good gaming monitor under 200 dollars which allows for the screen to be rotated 90degrees.
I hope I have provided enough info, if not, let me know what else I can provide to give you guys enough info for some solid advice.
Thanks in advance for all your time and effort in helping me design the little dynamo that will power my Man Land.