Firstly I should list what I'll be using it for. Mainly; Photo editing (RAW) with Lightroom/CS4, Gaming, Video editing/rendering, Avid/vegas/after effects etc, Audio editing and recording, some 3d rendering, 3dsmax/vray/maya etc. Basically a kick ass gaming rig that loves to churn the render, oh yes.. I don't need a sound card, or monitor/keyboard/mouse. I'm thinking (going by the limited benchmarks and comparisons that I've seen, I know nothing) of going i7, on account of doing lots of rendering. I need plenty of ram for photo editing/photomatix so should 8Gb suffice? (also I'm wondering how this will effect OC'ing, I'm not really into overclocking but a nice stable oc is always a bonus ). Also am I best going dual SLI with slightly weaker gfx cards or just buying one kick ass card?, I'm not sure how that effects pricing, or how it works with regards to applications using the gpu's at the mo, or in the future. Is SSD a good idea yet?, and I think I'll need a strong PSU, I'll be running 2 HD's in Raid 0 (these need to go into the budget) and 2/3 backup drives for video/music etc (these do not need to go in the budget ;p). My budget is £1000, can it be done?. Any advice appreciated.