After many years of beng a cheap bastard and running on hand me downs, I had an opportunity to snatch a machine out of the test lab at the office as it was no longer needed. Just set it up @home tonight.
OMG this thing is a beast. The power!
* Intel Core I7 x990 cpu @3.47GHZ
* GeForce GTX580 in SLI configuration (yeah, two of them).
* Intel 120GB SSD
* 8GB Ram (yea I'll have to do something about that)
* dual monitors: one 20" and one 24".
* Mackie HR824 studio monitors
Yeah, I'm jealous of your 7.9 HD score. The SSD Drive's are really starting to drop in price now, and I'm eyeing a 500 gig one at NewEgg.com that's down to a bit over $600. It'll happen within the next year. An SSD drive is probably the single upgrade right now that will make the most difference in your total system speed.
And right now, 8 gigs of RAM is plenty, but RAM is so damn cheap now that you may as well get some more. You could double it to 16 for like 50 to 60 bucks! So what the hell? Make sure you get the same make and model though. Heard that's pretty important... Do you concur Roland?
Seahawks 2013. Most anticipated season since 1984! May the Gods of Seattle Bad Luck pass us by... For ONCE!