A couple of months back you all helped me assemble a pc for my friend. Now that she is happy with her PC, its time for me to upgrade mine.
My current PC is a P4 2.4ghz(overclocked to 3.0), 512MB ram, 370GB HDD, 256MB 6800GT(overclocked too) on a Asus P4P800.
The problem with my current PC is that its heats up. I live in UAE where its goes up to 50'C in summers and my PC is located in the corridor of the house where there is no Air conditioning unit to cool it apart from a wall fan (and its internal fans, obviously).
So basically I need a PC that will be on the cooler side meaning fast enough on itself that I wouldn't need to overclock it plus with good quiet fans.
There is no specific budget in mind, just maybe a max price ceiling of $1200 (does not include monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers)
Usage: photoshop, video editing, gaming (first person shooters, racing etc), surfing, storage of photography (lots of it), RAW conversion.
This is what I have already on my mind....
A 6000 series Intel core 2 processor or a quad equivalent
At least 1GB DDR2 800MHz (or more MHz if available)..corsair or Kingston
One 320GB SATA 2 HDD from Western Digital.
Maybe a Nvidia 8800GT/GTS/GS/Ultra, whichever I would require.
Any Advice is welcome. I'll be heading over to various computer shops on the coming Sunday according to which I'll adjust my needs [as per the prices].