My home PC workstation is over due for replacement. I shoot with a friend that just bought a Gateway FX6840-57 that he really likes. I'm thinking about buying the same model or building something similar. It will be used mostly for photo editing using CS5 and LR and maybe some light gaming.
I used to build PC's in the past but it's been over 5 years ago and I've lost track of the technology since having kids etc. Would I be better off building something similar or buying it complete from Gateway? The FX6840-57 sells for around $1,200. Not sure if this system would be overkill or underkill for what I want to use it for.