Here’s what I have in my new machine, built 4/15/09. Total parts cost = $1,100.52 USD, all ordered from newegg.com So far, I have found it to be ideal for the work I do – a combination of virtual world development, 3D Studio, Revit and Adobe Premiere to edit machinima. Almost every piece of this machine is at least 4 to 6 times better than my old machine, so it is quite a leap in graphics and speed. Thanks @LarryBishop for building this for me!
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail Item #: N82E16813128358
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300 – Retail Item #: N82E16819115207
IMC IMC-black USB 2.0 Card Reader – Retail Item #: N82E16820717001
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive – OEM Item #: N82E16822136284
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q – OEM Item #: N82E16827151173
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders – OEM Item #: N82E16832116488
What’s your recommended new computer spec?