I basically know what I need, so please feel free to recommend anything. DDR or DDR2 better? Should I get the latest motherboard? PCI-E etc?
I need a system that can handle massive multi-tasking and easily handle huge databasing - also 2D and 3D animation, nothing too fancy, just basic stuff.
What I had in mind is (btw my price limit is ~£1500 ($2800 USD):
560 Intel Pentium® 4 LGA 775 CPU (3.60 Ghz 800FSB) HT 1MB Cache or
3.2GHz Intel Pentium® 4 CPU "Prescott" (800FSB) HT 1MB Cache. This is my first Intel CPU, so I am not sure which class is better for multi-tasking and overall speed
Corsair XMS 512MB (1024MB) DDR2 5400, 64Mx64, non-ECC, 240 Pin,unbuffered,4-4-4-12, Heat Spreader, Lifetime Warranty - any suggestions?
200Gb (400Gb) Maxtor Plus 10 (7200rpm,8MB) SATA - RAID -0
using onboard probably.
What motherboard?? I would like MSI or Asus really, but will take any other suggestions.
128MB XFX PCI-E GForce 6600GT Tv DVI??? Or should I just stick with an AGP card? Was thinking about getting a 256MB Power Color Radeon X700 PRO PCI-E.
Other things such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, case, power supply, DVD writer, floppy etc have already been decided.
Thanks in advance for your help