This is my first PC build and I want it to be a monster for post processing. I may do some gaming, and I need it to run whatever game I decide to throw at it, but mainly it'll be a "photo pc".
I don't understand all the models and versions of CPU's, mobos, PS's, Ram, etc. Please help me narrow this down.
CPU: I want an i7 (most bang for buck - please help me choose one.)
Motherboard: This is where I'm totally lost. I don't understand all that X58-UUU-blah-blah stuff - please help me choose one with USB 3.0 - only the $300 boards have good reviews on newegg, and I was hoping not to spent THAT much. Can't I get a i7 combo deal online?
GPU: Will 512mb cards run todays games or do I need 1gb? Brand/model?
Memory: I want 8GB - please tell me what brand/model to match the mobo you select.
Hard Drive: I want the Intel 40GB SSD for booting and a 1TB 7200 for storage. Please select a good 1TB HD.
Power Supply: No clue here either... is 500 enough? 640?
OS: Windows 7-64
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 922 (unless you guys scream NO!)
Display: 2 x Dell 2209WA
I/O Devices: Is there a really cool mouse or keyboard that helps Photoshop workflow? Like a "graphics" mouse or something?
Thanks to all who can offer some input.