Hello, and thanks in advance for any help you can offer! I am looking to set up a rig that will last me a long while for photo editing (heavy use of lightroom3 and CS5), recording music (guitar setup) with multi track editing and VST use. Gaming would be the least of priorities, but would love to play DIII if it ever comes out
I have NEVER actually put together a comp (physically) so I dont know if you would suggest doing an online builder, taking it to a local shop, or just trying my best lol.
Here we go:
Approximate Purchase Date: sooner the better, but I have a system to get me by in the mean time
Budget Range: I would like to stay under $1000 before/after rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo processing and editing (lightroom 3 and CS5), recording and editing musical tracks and use of VST, surfing, games.
Parts Not Required: I have a "decent" setup but dont know if it would be worth it canibalize or just try to get a few hundred for it. I think the only thing of somewhat value would be the primary hard drive, raptor 150gb 10k rpm.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference, who ever is cheaper is fine!
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: either i5 2500k or i7 2600k. I hear ASUS is rock solid, but open to any MOBO suggestions
SLI or Crossfire: probably not
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I have NEVER actually put together a comp (physically) so I dont know if you would suggest doing an online builder, taking it to a local shop, or just trying my best lol.