I was hoping I could get some feedback on my current build (first time), any help would be appreciated. I'd also like to know if I needed a cpu cooler and if so which one would you recommend. I'd like to also thank ScrewySqrl for your help on my first post...
I am a Software Engineer (modeling and simulation) and I'm looking to create a build for home that I can also work from (Home Use > Work Use). I do NOT need the computer for heavy rendering or animation. The 3D software we make does NOT use hi-res textures and we rely heavily on OpenSceneGraph(OpenGL), OGRE, and Qt for 3D graphics/GUI. Other info of note (summarized): Visual Studio 2010, Eclipse, Virtual Machine (sometimes multiple), Dual Boot in Linux (not necessary with VM), 20-50 tabs in browser, compiling large projects (30 min+).
That summarizes my needs in regards to working from home. As for my personal needs I'd first like to say that gaming isn't that high of a priority. I do play emulated games (up to PS1/PS2) on occasions but that's about it. I mainly use my computer for browsing internet (10-40 tabs), streaming video services, and data transfer/storage. I want to eventually build myself a HTPC but I'm hoping this system can fulfill those needs in the meantime. I currently have a Roku and a laptop hooked up via HDMI to my 55" Vierra VT30. I'd like to have 2 monitors (1920 x 1080) for this build and a possible third output with the TV to replace what my laptop is doing.
Approximate Purchase Date: Barring any new cpu/mobo/etc. coming out in the near future that may better meet my needs, I'm looking to build this ASAP.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home Use (Web Browsing, Media Center, Word Processing), Software Development
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have an Amazon Prime account but whatever is more cost effective. I may pay a little more for fast shipping.
Location: Orlando, Florida
Overclocking: Maybe (Not sure what's the cons for my use case)
Additional Comments: Quiet build is a plus. I want to buy 2 22"-24" 1920 x 1080 monitors and possible output a third signal to my 55" Vierra VT30.
Here is my current selection. I couldn't find any Samsung 830's at the $159 price point so I went with the 840 pros. The premium I'm paying for the screens, mouse, and keyboard is for the sake of productivity while I'm working. Other than that if you find a better solution for my needs or more cost effective component then I'd be glad to receive your feedback. Thanks in advance.