System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, and Adobe and Movie Editing stuff.
Parts Not Required: Just need the system hardware, no periphs
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg for now, just to get a good price estimation. Then cheapest places, I have a Tigerdirect and Microcenter near my house so I will probably go there for most of the stuff.
Sorry, forgot to say, He only want the 8GB for now, If he needs more, he is going to upgrade, but for now he says he just wants 8GB. He also would like to know if this could record a gaming session with HD resolution in fraps. I have no idea what recording speed is affected by hardware wise and would also like to know.
I like the MSI components more, and I think the MSI one is a better buy, with the rebate and all.
I have the case, he came over, "MUST HAVE THAT CASE." 'nuff said. XD.
I like the 2700k because it will OC very well, because it is a cherry picked 2600k essentially. I figure $50 extra for a blazing fast CPU is fine.
Also forgot to mention this, What would be the lowest PSU wattage to be able to CFX 7970s and have good ammount of ocing headroom?
It should have all the juice needed. For fraps it is important that the drive you record to doesn't have OS or the game you are playing it will greatly improve the experience.
So if you run the game and OS from an SSD and then record onto the HDD with that system you should be able to do it easily.
Extra memory obviously helps since you can just capture into memory instead then and write to disk when finished, or at some intervals.