Hi all, good to be a part of the forum! I am building a new PC that will not have to be replaced in the next couple of years. So first off I'll give you a brief of what sort of PC user I am: Large media consumer. I watch lots of television shows and keep them stored on my hard drive. Also like to live stream TV. Computer programmer. Will be running Notepad++ primarily, although Visual Studio and Adobe ColdFusion will feature as well. Minimal gamer (if at all). I might load GTA IV on to the machine if I get bored. GTA V if it comes to PC. And MS Flight Sim. Lots of data entry, using MS Access as a front end mostly. Casual web browsing High resolution (RAW) photo editing, HD video editing (Adobe Premiere/After Effects) and complex vector graphics. Light CAD work and diagramming. Impatient. Everything has to be fast. Fast load, fast read/write. Use CompactFlash as external storage. I am not doing anything by halves on this build and as such I have no budget (okay, I very much have a budget, but it is not low). So this is the list of hardware I am looking at purchasing: http://pccasegear.com/sc/tmm My general thought process with the build: - Media hub is important, as I am constantly misplacing MicroSD->SD adapters, plus using CF cards. - Case design is important. I love the design of Apple Computers and fail to see why PCs can't look like that. However I am not limited to that case, so if you could recommend anything that looks just as awesome, please do so. - Need speed, particularly disk write/read. - Reason for multiple graphics cards is due to the large amount of monitors (4-6) that I will be attaching. - Yes, I know this is overkill. But I'm sick of having underkill. My primary questions: - What's a good CPU and motherboard? Large number of USB ports is plus for the mobo, and built in WiFi and Bluetooth is a huge advantage as well. Though I do have a wireless card I can use if I must. CPU just has to be super efficient and not strain under load. I know very little about this area. - What's a good way to do monitors? I would like to have 4 monitors. The 29 inch widescreen as shown on that page, my current 23.6" inch landscape and two portrait monitors. I would like to have the two landscape monitors mounted on top of each other, and the portrait monitors on either side. I do currently have a HP monitor that can rotate between portrait and landscape, as well as my Samsung 23.6". However I don't know how to mount a normal monitor into portrait or what a good monitor would be for a portrait monitor. - What's a good keyboard? I navigate by keyboard primarily, and do alot of typing. I'd also like a detachable (or separate) numpad for when I'm entering lots of numbers into a database. So any recommendations there? - Good TV tuner card? I have an AverMedia card at the moment and the software for that is just awful. And getting it to work with Media Center was a pain. Just want something that can plug right in and scan for channels essentially. - Sound card and speakers? I love good quality sound, and I currently have 2.1 speakers which are ****. I want a really rich, quality sound. I know sound cards are generally unnecessary unless you are a sound enthusiast (which I am not) but I do want the best quality I can get. Thank you all for any insight you can offer, it's a lot I know!