I use development softwares like Netbeans, Eclipse, Visual Studio, Oracle.
I also use Photoshop, after effects and maya sometimes.
I use Windows 7 as a base OS and then use Fedora and Redhat Desktop on VMware.
I have finalized following configuration.
Proc - Core i7 3770K
MOBO - Asus P8Z77-V Delux
RAM - G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL)
HD - OCZ Agility 4 128 GB SSD (AGT4-25SAT3-128G)
Do i have any other better options in budget of $2500?
Should i go for Intel MOBO for running VMWare of Asus will be a good choice?
The Asus motherboard will support VMWare just as well as an Intel offering.
--What GPU do you have in mind? I would recommend an Nvidia Quadro series GPU to take full advantage of the professional apps you are using.
I was thinking for Asus NVIDIA GTX 680 2 GB GDDR5. But you can suggest a good GPU in Nvidia Quadro Series for my built.
--I would also make sure you have plenty of HDD storage.
I already have WD 2 TB Cavier Black, WD 2 TB Green and Seagate 2 TB. So I want to go for SSD this time.
--Where do you plan to purchase your components?
I am from india and I will buy it from flipkart.com or from a local shop.
Finally I've got following components.
-Core i7 3770K
-Asus p8z77-V Deluxe
-Corsair Neutron GTX Series 120 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive
-WD Cavier Black 2 TB, WD Green 2 TB
-Corsair Vengence 4GB x 4
-CM Hyper 212 EVO
I am going to use Win 7 Ultimate x64.
-I just want to know that for which drive configuration should I go for performance benefits. AHCI/RAID.
-Should I install os directly on Corsair Neutron SSD or should I install it on WD Black and use Intel Smart Response Tech and Rapid Start Tech and utilize SSD for those technologies.