1. I am not sure at all about processors, but the four previous computers I build was with Intel processors. As the main objective is to build something very stable and that will run 24/7, I would like the processor, as well as the mobo, to be of really high quality.
2. The budget is not an issue really. But as the computer will not be used for gaming at all, the money will be spent on other qualities necessary to hoast the Accessdatabase and make it run as well as possible without interuption.
3. If an RAID card is significantly better than onboard RAID, I would very much appreciate suggestions for this as well!!! I was thinking of using four discs in a RAID 5 configuration.
4. We are three people in the office that are using the Access database from time to time, and not very often all of us at the SAME time, so as I do not know what the difference would be using the onboard RAID option vs. using a RAID card in our specific situation, I really would be glad if you could give me some information that will help me decide!
1- Like the rig isn't for gaming, u can go with AMD and Gigabyte. Both are high quality and and good price.
2- What HD do you have?
3- Ok, the RAID onboard will be good if only one person access the database. The high-end mobos have a very good RAID controller, so, u can go with this or buy a RAID card. Some are really expensinve ($300).
1- What size is the database?, could be Samsung spinpoint F3 500GB or 1TB. Or Seagate 7200.12 500GB or 1TB too.
2- Could be a Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 ($179.99) or 890FXA-UD7 (not available yet) with a Phenom II X6 1055T ($199.99)