System Usage from Most to Least Important: autocad, 3d, rendering & typical home use. photography and editing
Parts Not Required: box only build
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, microcenter
Parts Preferences: by brand or type:
$200 - i5 2500k
$90 after rebates/bundle discount - gigabyte z68xp-ud3 rev 1.3
$35 after rebate - thermaltake commander mt atx case has usb 3.0 on front
$75 after rebate - PSU ANTEC| 750W HCG-750 RTL
Overclocking: Maybe - future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - future
Monitor Resolution: dell 24" will add a second
I need this machine to be stable for work day in/out, would like quiet as well
pending to buy this week -
8gb of ram to start and will buy 16gb more in the future to get to 24gb - any thoughts appreciated
need a $50 hd suggestion to start as I already have externals for work storage/backup.
I will move to ssd in the future but it's not in the budget now.
will be using onboard graphics to start
6-9 months out
gpu in 6-9 months
ssd in 6-9 months
oem windows or full windows the better option if there are problems with any of the components and swapping them out?
and my burning/loaded question - Do I need to worry about the gigabyte mobo boot issues I'm reading about and swap it out now for another that isn't going through the bad press the gigabytes are right now???