Help selecting components for new Windows system build
Posted on 2006-07-11
I volunteered to build a computer in July for a friend who is heavily into graphics/video editing and uses 4 or 5 programs at a time (like Photoshop, MathCad, Premiere). He wants a Windows XP system, an Intel processor, and an Asus mobo. Must be Vista-ready. (I'd like to say that price is no object, but it certainly is. $1500 tops for everything.)
I've been doing a lot of research, but i thought I'd get the experts' opinions before I order parts.
Intel processor first: Which specific processor do you recommend and why?
Mobo? (I could probably talk him out of Asus, if necessary . . . Me, I would probably go with a ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe mobo--but that's AMD.)
Graphics card (in $150-300 range, to support dual monitors)?
Thanks for all your help--