First and foremost, I'm looking for a good PC build for around $2000... I like this build http://sysbuild.cors...aspx?id=2&sid=2 except for the dual graphics cards... I think I'd rather stick with just one card (for both price and ease of upgrade reasons). I also think I could probably get away with a cheaper case. What would your suggestions be for a build and/or is that build a good one? Should I wait for Conroe?
Second of all, what software is considered "essential" nowadays for a new computer? (other than the OS, obviously...) Suggestions?
And third... I was toying with the idea of getting an Apple laptop in order to diversify what I could do with the two machines. However, I'm not sure what kinds of problems arise with networking a Mac with a PC running Windows. What do you guys think?
Thanks so much for any and all help.