|I agree, however, we don't really know the size and complexity of the files Jude works with.|
Face it jam, you and I are both cheap. I pride myself in that.
That said, after hearing the facts and weighing in on them, Jude has made his decision. He just wanted our help with the PSU.
There is a good example of the mindset.
newegg.com has two 650w PSU listed. The one Jude picked is ten bucks or so more than the other but has a 7 year warranty instead of 5 years. I assume that may have been the determining factor in making the choice.
He did state in the first thread he was looking for future proof. As we know there is no such thing but you can stretch the time frame with the right purchases.
I buy second or even third tier hardware for two reasons. First, is that is all the speed.
Second, I look at TCO (Total cost of Ownership).
Jude, good luck with that rig. Feel free to return with more questions as they arise. Hope we didn't beat you up too badly.