Hi guys, not sure if i'm posting in the right forum or not. If not pls do excuse me. I need some advice. I'm thinking of getting a new PC as my old P4 thats been with me for 7 years, has been getting very slow lately and hanging quite often. So i'm wondering if you guys can give me some advice and suggestion on what parts i should get for my new DIY PC. I'll be using this new PC mainly for photo/video editing, net surfing, movie playing and watching shows through streaming. The below parts are currently what i have in mind of getting. I hoping to assemble a PC that is able to last me another 4 to 5 years or maybe even more. My budget for the entire PC including monitor calibration software hopefully doesn't go beyond $2000. Hope you guys can give me some advice and suggestion.
Processor and Mainboard
- Asus P7P55D P55 w/GBL/1394/Sound/DDR3
- WD 500GB 32MB
- 4GB of either PC3 12800/1600 Kingston CL8 or OCZ 12800/1600 DDR3 CL8
- Either Palit GTS250 512MB DDR3 or XFX GT240 1GB DDR3 w/HDMI. (Not really sure what graphic card to get as these 2 are recommended by my friends.)
- Samsung S223 22x DVD+-RW (SATA)
- CoolerMaster CM690 3 x 12cm Fan + Side Window
ATX Power Supply
- CoolerMaster RealPower Pro 550W
- Window Home Premium 7 64bit (OEM)
- Not too sure what monitor to get, but my budget for the monitor is around $400, as i'm also thinking of getting a calibrating software as well, so hoping to get a monitor that fairly easy to calibrate and colour accurate after calibration. Currently i'm considering getting the Sumsung 23.6" 2494HS (Wide screen) or the Philips 23.6" 244EISB (Wide), but i'm not sure if they are considered good monitors or not. Any suggestions?