System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe CS5.5 Master Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, After Effects), Solidworks 2012, Rendering using 3rd party software, Powering two screens 27" Apple LED Display and 24" dell ultrasharp, multi-tasking programs (i.e. solidworks + illustrator + web + music running at once).
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Parts Preferences: Big brands, Gigabyte, Asus, Corsair etc.
Overclocking: Maybe - but air cooled.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 27" is 2560x1440, 24" is 1920x1200
Additional Comments: I would like to build a Positive pressure PC to keep dust out. Just want it to happily chug along while I work it hard and be as reliable as can be expected from today's components. I'm unsure about the MoBo at the moment. As i'm still a bit of a newb, if anyone can suggest any changes that would be awesome!
You may want to consider if everything will fit in a mid tower. Reconsider the ripjaws height. Low profile ram may be needed to fit under the heat sink. For another $20 you can get Core i7 2700k.
Really nice build. Good luck.
Thanks man! I thought i'd shrink the budget by shrinking the case but i'll go back to the HAF X. I think the G.Skill ram fits under the cooler provided you install it first. By adding $100 I can upgrade the CPU and Case.
I read the adobe article, makes some very good points. I attempted a more heavy duty build two weeks ago but thought i wouldn't be doing work that intense (yet ). It also talked about the PSU - and going for a Gold rated psu. I was thinking of the Coolermaster Silent Pro GOld 800W, any thoughts or should i stick to corsair/seasonic? It seems to review well.