I need a computer, that is simply fast, its not for games. However it will be used to view CAD, MS office, web browsing, lots multi-tasking (dual or quad monitors) and bunch of applications opened at the same time and all of that must be fast and reliable.
I am open to either building it, or buying a pre-built. Budget is about $2000 not including monitors.
Hmm this was suggested to a dude over the email with similiar needs and you would be using the ATI Surroundview feature to run up to 4 displays via HD 4250 integrated + Radeon class GPU (HD 5550 in this case) Egg USA though hehe
Whoa 240GB SSDs are gonna cost ya a small fortune so currently peeps just run OS and apps that are most frequently used to be housed in the SSD ^^ I'd look to hit a decently priced Sandforce based SSD hehe
The F60, F120, and F240 Force Series SSDs all support the maximum throughput specification of 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. With no drop-off in performance when moving down to 60GB, the F60 is an ideal boot drive for a performance system, especially when combined with traditional spinning media for mass storage.
With current pricing not many would look to SSDs as storage drives (rather boot/OS + very selective apps)
It's a toss up. They're about equal overall, but vary from program to program. If a program makes good use of multiple cores, the X6 wins. If it makes better use of hyperthreading, the i7 wins. Try to find some benchmarks for the exact programs you use to see for sure.