Hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster...
I've been looking at the builds posted on the main page and I'm looking at replacing my current setup.
I'm looking around £1,000-£1,200
I use 2 monitors
Main = 1920 x 1080 Secondary = 1400 x 900
Games / Settings Desired
At the moment I only really play League of Legends, will probably play Mists of Pandera and some more modern games like BF3 / Skyrim
Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc)
I'll be using Adobe AfterEffects, aswell as Sony Vegas, Photoshop, Maya/3DSMax etc. I will also be doing lots in Cubase which I will get to later..
Parts that can be reused
Currently my system consists of...
CPU: Core Duo E6850 3.0ghrz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
I also use 2 sound cards and on board occasionally..
One card is a very old SB Audigy II? comes with a big mixer type ASIO which I can plug my xbox 360 into and have the sound output through my pc
I also have another cheap soundcard plugged in (ASUS Xonar DS)
The mixture of these cards and on-board have caused lotssss of problems in cubase and crazy latency for recording guitars etc..
I also have 2 500gb HD's which I can re-use
I was thinking perhaps a mix between the 2 builds, narwhale and unicorn, posted by 'chaud' a while back (Cant post links yet but it's on page 4 currently)
Things I would like
Ideally I would like an SSD as the main drive for those insane speeds, was also thinking 8gb+ ram.
I've read in this situation that the i7 2600k would be best oc'd for the rendering etc as well as games (will also need a decent cooler to OC that bad boy )
I have no idea what to do with the sound, being able to record guitar as latency free as possible would be great, as well as a way to plug the xbox into the PC. (That part doesn't have to be straight away as I have headphones I can use to plug in the back of the xbox for now )
Anyway I hope that's enough information,