I am looking to build a computer that will last me for a long time, I am not the type of person to go out and buy that latest and greatest every time something comes out. I plan to keep this build for over 5 years and maybe only upgrade CPU or add a harddrive. I understand this may be overkill but in Five years it will probably be slow. lol
ZERO Computer GAMING !!!!! This will be user for:
3 - Monitors MUST HAVE !!
Video/editing Rendering for youtube, currently use movie maker becuase I am using an old i3 laptop.
Photoshop, Web Design and Graphics
Recording gameplay from ps3 with either hd pvr2 or a computer capture card. ( I have a hd pvr 2 now but is a capture card directly installed to my computer better)
Need to be able to record video while other videos are rendering at the same time. (The hd pvr2 does the recording so not to resource intensive.)
My case holds up to 5 drives, will either fill it up or just have 2 larger ones in a raid. 7200 seagate 2-3 tb, SSD for OS and files working on.
large outlook management 10+ heavy traffic emails accounts. ( will have 32 gigs of ram, used for notifications and website email.)
Ability to stream netflix while working with out computer lag.
Want to be able to multi task any of these things with out performance issues.
Want to have a small web server running, will be used ONLY to have people send me video clips etc.
Sli and Cross fire is only for gaming right? I will only need 1 graphics card for 3 monitors so this is not important to me right? OR does video editing need multiple gpus, files of 5 gigs or less.
What is the purpose of two ethernet ports? Would this help with downloading and uploading video?
I really like the 2 ethernet ports on the Asus P9X79 WS SSI CEB LGA2011 Motherboard, my thoughts is to have one connection for download and the other for upload.
I have a $2000 limit. I have a haf x case and that is it so far.
This would be more than enough. The 660 is just there for the Cuda cores. You seriously don't need that much power from the usage you just described. The 8320 with its 8 cores are at a very big advantage here.
16gb is more than enough, 32gb is worthless. Even if you have 10 emails.