Building a new machine after getting some ideas from the forum and net. Primary purpose will be to run equipment (that relies on both USB 2.0 and RS-232), analyze images (2D), data analysis, and low-end coding.
Budget: Is not really an issue, however I suspect that I can get all I need within $1300
I need help with
(1) picking up a P67 motherboard as options tend to fluctuate with availability.
(2) deciding whether should I stay with a 2600 SB or get a 2600K (won't be overclocking)
(3) should I get an after market cooling system?
Here is the list of items I have considered so far: