APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 2 weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1500usd
SYSTEM USAGE : Programming, multiple vmware unix boxes, music editing,
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, case, hard drives, optical
PREFERRED WEBSITES FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, just a single nvidia card
PARTS PREFERENCES: Motherboard - ASUS or INTEL, Processor - Intel I7 or I5, recommendation for a sound card possibly with midi i/o.
INFO: I am a computer scientist and work with a.i., evolutionary computation and robotics so I run lots of simultaneous simulations as well and vmware boxes running various unix os's. I need a solid workstation. My previous build was for gaming and work, this will just be for work.
IRRELEVANT BACKGROUND STORY: My previous build was seized by the police during an investigation of my roomate for ID theft. I am not related and not a suspect, but they won't release it and I am starting school again so I need a computer. This has been an irritating year. My suit-mate was also busted for drug trafficking marijuana and cocaine so I had drug dogs all over the place. It was a long semester.
PREVIOUS BUILD: Asus P5N-T Deluxe mobo, some core 2 quad 2.66ghz proc., 8gb ocz sli ram, 2x geforce 9800s, case was the thermaltake mozart tx, power supplies 1000w silverstone strider and a 320w thermaltake.