I am glad to join your forum, and start reading through everything to learn.
I am looking at possibly building my 1st computer and really would love some advice. I was recommended some parts by a friend, but would like to get more expert opinions.
I really don't play PC games, but rather use my PC for video/photo editing and I am somewhat heavy on multitasking. I do render xbox gameplay videos from a HD capture card. I was looking at buying either a Gateway FX6840-01e, or an Alienware Aurora. But thought I may get more bang for my buck and better quality components by going the self build route. I do want to run dual ~32" monitors with this setup.
So, I have assembled the following components for my first build. any comments or suggestions are dearly appreciated as this is my first go.
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920
Memory:CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G
Power Supply:CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Video Card:Palit NE3TS25EFHD02 GeForce GTS 250 E-Green 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Hard Drives:Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Drives:LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
Case:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Again, any input you could offer would be great. I don't know if I am way off base here, or have the makings of a decent PC. I am looking at around $1370 for all this equipment.
Thanks in advance!