12GB not where ya wanna go....4, 8 or 16 .... I'd suggest starting w/ 8GB, grab another 2 modules and double up later if ya need. In Photo work, DR3-1600 is better than 1333 ...... CAS matters and no toothy heat sinks
HD - Green = Slow .... if budget allows, the 2TB or 3 TB Seagate Barracuda XT. If it doesn't there's no overall winner in the 1TB size.....pick from the list here the one which does better in your apps
The SSd will help with loading windows and will increase overall performance, however for photoshop i do'nt think it will make too much difference.
I would go for 1600mhz ram speed BTW and make sure it is 1.5volts.
Cheers mate, I might scrap the SSD.
Case - Is that a typo
Haha no typo, I'm thinking the Coolmaster RC692 now.
The place I'm buying from have the Asus P8Z68 V-LX or V-E or V-Pro .. suggestions?
Seagate it is!
I'll definitely give the twin 560 some thought, thanks!
Decided to change to the 2G 6950 Powercolor since I read people have no troubles running BF3 with it on good settings, might upgrade next year when new Nvidia arrives. Also downgraded the PSU to 600w and SSD to 60g which I will use for OS and PS scratch.
I think I'll go for the Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 unless someone has other advice.