|My elder child is 4 so not into heavy-duty computer games but soon maybe.|
Yes I am a garden variety user... wordprocessing, browsing, spreadsheet.
But I do a lot of photo editing (Photoshop etc). I want image loading, processing when I do manipulations etc to be snappy (within reason).
I am just getting into video editing so I also want my new system to be well suited for that.
I dabble in some Java/Eclipse programming but not a heavy user and don't find it terribly slow (spend most of time editing programs which does not call for a lot).
I have a newer widescreen LCD monitor which I will retain. My maximum budget is $2000.