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I'm new here and have been reading but interested in what you guys recommend. Got a mix of new and used stuff a few days ago

This is what I have right now

1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB
2 x 500gb WD 16mb cache drives ( thinking raid 0 ? )
3 x 2gb Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz 7-7-7-20
2 x GTX 280 1GB ( planto run in SLI )
1 Silverstone 1000W power supply
1 x LG Super Multi Blue ray drive

Plan on doing a bit of gaming, lots of photoshop, and plannign on getting back into video editing and creation. And of course regular office and internet stuff.

So what do you guys receommend for a motherboard / cpu combo ? Anything else I should look at getting or changing ?

Thanks for your help
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option 1. Buy an AM3+ board [really high end one] and a cheap Athlon to use until Bulldozer hits.

option 2. Buy a sandy bridge board and a 2500k.
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Originally Posted by meatzee View Post
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB
2 x 500gb WD 16mb cache drives ( thinking raid 0 ? )
3 x 2gb Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz 7-7-7-20
2 x GTX 280 1GB ( planto run in SLI )
1 Silverstone 1000W power supply
1 x LG Super Multi Blue ray drive
I don't see a budget so I'll just go with it.

-I guess your Seagate is for data storage and your RAID0 is for OS and programs?
-Sounds fine
-If you plan on doing gaming and editing, I would say invest in something like a GTX560, or two if you budget allows.
-You're going to have to run a much more powerful system to justify the cost of that 1000W PSU.
-Sure, nothing to say about optical drives

As for CPU/mobo, based on being in the Intel forums and your choice for RAM, I'd go with a pretty standard 2500k or 2600k with a high end motherboard (~$200) to go with it.
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