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    Default Computer Noob - Trying to figure out decent build

    I'm an aspiring graphic designer quickly realizing that most companies are looking for people familiar with mac platforms. Since I'm not the kind of guy to spend $2500 on a system that doesn't even seem to approach top end specs - I'd much rather build my own little box of nonsense and hope it works out.

    My goals for this are pretty simple - I want to be able to boot into both OSX or Windows. I want something that will run programs like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro rather well, especially with some of the bigger files my current computer struggles to work with. Would be nice if it ran computer games at a decent pace as well, but thats a secondary concern.

    I've never built a computer before but I'm pretty sure I can figure it out or ask one of my tech buddies for assistance. I'm just having trouble figuring out which components are compatible, and if they're well suited for my needs. Here's a couple parts I picked off NewEgg but I don't really know if I'm moving in the right direction. Let me know if this build would work, or if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them.

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7300

    RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply

    HP 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black IDE Model dvd1040i

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

    XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500410AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Any help?

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    Great combo, I dont thing it gonna be a problem good luck and happy hackint0sh
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