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Power system for heavy graphics/video and virtual machines

Last response: in Systems
January 9, 2013 3:07:39 PM

Looking for a powerhouse for graphics/video editing and running virtual machines all at the same time. Below is what I want but now need to figure out best Case, Power Supply, CPU cooling, and Memory. I may even do RAID 0 on the Samsung PRO 840 512. I have been spoiled by SSD lately. Will also be running 3 monitors, one being a Dell Ultra Sharp 30. I may even hook my 27" Apple Thunderbolt display, as that is the reason for the motherboard below.

This is what I am sorta set on:
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($227.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($456.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($569.99 @ Newegg)
January 9, 2013 3:19:42 PM

What is the budget?
Are the apps ram or cpu intensive?
January 9, 2013 3:40:59 PM

Budget is around $2500-$3000

Apps would be VirtualBox/VMWare software, Adobe CS6 software, and Visual Studio 2012 development setup.
January 10, 2013 10:19:22 PM

So any other help? Is my combo above good/fast?