PC Build Advice $2500 budget

Finally going to make the jump from PS3 to PC my buddy convinced me lol. I have about 2500 to drop on a system monitor included in the price for now unless I use my 47inch in my room in which case the entire 2500 can go towards the machine. Looking to get the best build for the price with decent render times for my musics videos and short films I shoot. Thanks in advanced for the build sheets

You need to be more specific. Are you gaming, or are you just rendering? You said you are making the jump from PS3 to PC, so I assume you're gaming, but it is possible to render on a PS3 so I'm not quite sure. How much storage do you need, do you want and SSD, do you care about noise or your case,do you need mouse/keyboard, headphones, or any other extras besides a monitor? TL;DR: Be more specific.

I'm pretty tech savvy but not real literate on the latest and greatest for hardware. However I was thinking 2TB hdd maybe 2 SSDs Raid 0 for cache rendering?(not sure if thats the correct way) with Premiere Pro and AE I think the fastest ram out is 2133mhz dont qoute me. I was thinking atleast 16GB for ram maybe 32GB if the MB supports it not sure if CS6 can utilize it or not. And with the motherboard I have to research z77 vs x79 I think one is for AMD and one is Intel but I honestly dont know the difference lol. Graphics card I need nvidia for the Cuda support that seems the be the latest and greatest with CS6.  Then anything gaming is an added bonus Im not a PC gamer so I guess whatever fps between 80 n 90 if thats achievable. Then the fastest cpu I can get to accomodate the above. This is my first time attempting to build a pc from scratch but I work on mainframes so I'm not ocmpletely clueless.  

P.S It will be an edit machine before a gaming machine if that helps.

I would start with

gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399

psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817553004 I've seen it for 109

Sound card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010

x2 ssd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164

raid contrailer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118182 (you can use on board raid for 2 drives but you'll be only using 60-70% the total speed this card will let you have up to 5 ssd's

case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146095    its up to you what one you go with.

cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

mb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130626

ram x4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148553

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ig5dkiwAXGY the ram is cool

this came out to $2650

If your going to add on to your system as you go this is a good start. You can water cool in the case and the gpu is reference


alternative i went with an amd gpu because CS6 should be getting opencl and this thing will destroy cuda when and if the update comes. but it might not come till cs7 so i would go with a 660ti or a 670


cpu/mb alternitve http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660


then buy 2 gpus

ram op#2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ST0DX2271

Sweet thanks for the layout I'll use this as a template and adjust accordingly!