I'm planning on building a system for myself in the next few weeks intended for mostly video editing, graphic design and programming. I am sick to death of waiting for photoshop to take it's 5 minutes to open, and then another 5 minutes to load my thousands of fonts.
i have about $2,000-$2200 AUD to spend on the system.
im a complete newbie at the hardware side of things, so bare with me
i need particular help in selecting the power source, and cooling unit..
Something quad core... perhaps:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W
As much as I can afford! 6GB? Compatible with mobo?
Kingston HyperX 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
i7 Preferably. Compatible with memory?
EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
Dual cards. Does mobo support it?
2x GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
$79.99 x 2
Don't need too much space...
Western Digital Caviar GP WD7500AACS 750GB 5400 to 7200 RPM
Not a clue!
Fan / Heatsink
Also no clue.
How large would a case need to be to fit such a computer?
Chances are, that stuff probably all contradicts itself, so any guidance is appreciated!