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Honestly, I would say build your own. But if you don't want to, CyberpowerPC and iBUYPOWER are probably the top two custom builders on the internet. I just hate to see people overpay so much when they can build they're own which isn't that hard. Just visit those sites and come back with some configs.

EDIT: Also a 2600k is not needed for gaming at all. A 2500k will do you great without paying an extra $100. Unless you are doing heavy video editing or encoding. Also a good GTX 570 2GB would be fine or an AMD Radeon 6950/6970 would also be fine for your needs. You can always overclock those.
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 10/8/11 at 12:20pm
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PS - to answer some of your questions about what sort of graphics I do:

I'm an Art Director/Visual Designer working on automotive websites. I am typically dealing with multiple Photoshop files and very large photography. Some of my PS files can be upwards of 1GB and accessing/editing several high-res photos. Hence the reason I'd like to keep the system powerful enough to handle these tasks.
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PS - to answer some of your questions about what sort of graphics I do:

I'm an Art Director/Visual Designer working on automotive websites. I am typically dealing with multiple Photoshop files and very large photography. Some of my PS files can be upwards of 1GB and accessing/editing several high-res photos. Hence the reason I'd like to keep the system powerful enough to handle these tasks.
You will benefit from the 2600K then
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a quality 650W is plenty. And a quality 750W leaves ALOT of room for overclocking. An 850W PSU is only needed for SLI.
he is doing sli?
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PS - to answer some of your questions about what sort of graphics I do:

I'm an Art Director/Visual Designer working on automotive websites. I am typically dealing with multiple Photoshop files and very large photography. Some of my PS files can be upwards of 1GB and accessing/editing several high-res photos. Hence the reason I'd like to keep the system powerful enough to handle these tasks.
you want an ssd and you want 2 580 3gs

a 2600k

BAM i win
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PS - to answer some of your questions about what sort of graphics I do:

I'm an Art Director/Visual Designer working on automotive websites. I am typically dealing with multiple Photoshop files and very large photography. Some of my PS files can be upwards of 1GB and accessing/editing several high-res photos. Hence the reason I'd like to keep the system powerful enough to handle these tasks.
Then you should go with the i7 2600k.
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Do you have a local PC shop around? Even if you dont want to build it yourself you could give the parts to a local PC shop to put it all together for you. Which i'm sure would still be a cheaper method in the end.
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How about this....even though the formatting is a bit weird, it's under your budget. I purposefully left the ram at 8gb so you can upgrade later, of course, this will involve you buying the ram and putting it in yourself, but that's so easy...it'll save you like 50% off the ram prices of that site since they're still charging so much for dirt cheap ddr3.

Case is extravagant and you can downgrade some stuff, but you have a 2500 budget and I did my best....of course, if you want sli 580's you can downgrade the case or the motherboard or something to fit it in the budget. You can also find your own way of getting windows 7 to save some money...like msdnn or something.

I wasn't sure if you're going to overclock it or not, but overall, i think it's pretty solid...not as good as building it yourself, but you don't have the time

EDIT: Also some room in there for a nice ssd, i left that out in case you wanted to take the dive and buy that separately and install it yourself. Again, installing a drive is easy...BUT, if you do go for an ssd, which i recommend you doing, you probably should get your windows 7 somewhere else and install it to the ssd instead of the HDD configured in this build.

Since you're using a lot of photoshop and what not, let me know if you need more drives, etc, and I can look through the build for you

Also, some weird things like the mouse and what not came free, so yeah. FREE GAMES. YEEE




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Man I'd build it for free. Id suggest part shopping yourself and paying someone to assemble it. I'm sure you'd still come out ahead vs. Ibuypower or cyberpower.

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