Thanks for the quick replies guys. I wont be needing windows that is already taken care of. I just need the actual computer.
I'm curious as to the differences between the two cards you both suggested and what how big of a difference adding a SSD will be. Also i will most likely be adding another 1tb drive to the build because I have one already available and have a lot of video files. How will that effect the power supply situation, will I need to go bigger?
there isnt too much of a difference. his is a higher performing card overall but a hotter running card since it is a reference design. i dont think that spending 100 dollars for 5-10% more performance is worth it in this case
you will have to reinstall windows on the SSD as the hard drive you are using wont have the license. windows is tied to the mobo instead of the hard drive. you can addd your older hard drive into the new rig
SSDs just make the system feel faster in every way. loads and boots everything way faster than a hard drive in raid 0 can achieve
the power supply that we both recommend can allow you to overclock the rig and do crossfire in the future. its enough