APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: whenever its needed, could be two weeks or 2 months
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: multiple instances of miscellaneous office programs, surfing web
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, os, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: teh egg preferably
PARTS PREFERENCES: guessng amd for my needs
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: nope
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 is the max office res
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Long story short I'm slowly going to be phasing out p4's from my girlfriends company. Her boss is the kind of guy that instead of deleting a virus, he buys a new computer... from dell.... with p4's in them in 2009..... AND he doest like me very much. So I am trying to throw together a great office computer that would eventually replace 6-10 older computers. I was thinking about something like the recommended builds by usage post for the nongamer computer, but i was hoping to get some insight. Is that still the recommended nongamer build?
p.s. He doesnt think that he will notice a difference from a p4 to an Anthlon II x4
You may be able to re-use the old Dell cases and power supplies, and this would probably save you $50 or so per build... Is it possible to salvage the old cases, and the old optical drives, or are they so old that it's not worth it?
If so, what are the form factors, and what are the wattages of the existing cases?
How would you suggest that I dispose of all the old mobos?
I'm no expert on that, but every community has its own rules on recycling mobos. Do not just chuck em in the trash. You may even be able to donate them to goodwill, or sell them on e-bay (although you won't really make any money). If there's any copper on there, you may be able to pull it off and take it to a copper scrap yard (copper sells very well). It is an extra step, but when you're talking about a whole office full of machines, an extra $30-$50 in savings per unit adds up to a few hundred dollars pretty quick.