i have a client that would like a "really good" desktop for graphics and stuff. budget is about $1000 not including the monitors
it will primarily be used for photoshop, some video editing, and eventually he wants to get into learning CGI animation.
he also wants to be able to play "online games", high end graphics types not yahoo scrabble.
open to suggestions on building it part by part, or buying a brand name already made...
he's not sure if he wants pc or mac, so he wan's pc - we wont even consider mac for the purpose of this question
points go to the most complete answer, if building it, need links and prices, briefly 'why' that part is great... or link to the best premade that fits the bill