Hello! Was hoping to get some advise regarding some desktop hardware.
I'm looking to source some hardware for a high-end desktop system, and I think I've narrowed it down to the following:
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Asus P6X58D Premium MB
Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz
Western Digital WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 6 Gb/s SATA
First of all, I'm wondering is this a good choice/combination, and secondly, would you be able recommend a video card? I'm looking for something fairly high-end but not too expensive (preferrably under €200 excl. VAT or €250 incl. VAT). I'm also wondering if two medium-priced cards in SLI/CrossFire mode might have any benefits over a single more expensive card.
I'm looking for stability, fast processing, lots of multi-tasking, video editing and rendering, full HD resolution, possibly on dual monitors.
I have been using an ASUS EAH5830 (ATI Radeon HD 5830) card, but it has given me some trouble under Windows 7 (32bit). Fairly frequent driver issues according to Windows. Maybe I would have more luck with an Nvidia card?
Thanks for your help!