I'd greatly appreciate your help in finding info/suggestions on building/buying a new rig. I built my last based on great community suggestions and research, but the time has come (5 years) to upgrade.
I'm looking for a gaming/multimedia computer build (multitask, photoshop, etc. capable) that will have some future staying power (ability to upgrade as much as possible though I understand there are no crystal balls). In addition to the rig, I will also need to purchase a new display (I guess the good news is I need everything but minor peripherals, so we can tailor for performance). Having done some preliminary research, I have been leaning towards Intel, but certainly I'm open for suggestions (I went with AMD for my current rig and have been very satisfied, but it seems the tables have turned slightly and AMD is now playing catch-up, so I'm wiling to go with the forerunner).
My budget is between $1,500 and $2,500 though I don't need to push the max just for the sake of it, but I'm willing to fork over the extra dough to purchase a build with some staying power (it's worked for me in the passed).
I can't tell you in advance how much I appreciate your time, help and knowledge; just lurking in these forums for some time reading my eyeballs dry has given me a wealth of practical information and the confidence to ask for this kind of help in such a knowledgeable community.
Please let me know if you need any more information.