I will soon be moving to the US and want to grab the occasion to purchase a new computer. buying a bit more upmarket this time so that I can run my development test builds ( parsing a large database that currently takes a few hours even with reduced test datasets on an 8GB Q6600, and as I have to debug the software speed=productivity)
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Must not ship before Sept. 5
BUDGET RANGE: Around 2000$-2500$ after rebates, might be a bit over
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Software development and debugging for handling very large databases ( task takes 2 hours with smaller dataset on current 8GB RAM Q6600 build ) , casual Gaming ( nothing too fancy, although I do like to keep things maxxed out) , file serving, scientific computing ( e.g.electronics simulations, rather rare though), watching movies, 3d design( around once a year)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS): OS, I might bring one monitor, will bring 2 HDDs and tape drive + SCSI controller ( so PCI is taken up)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference, but I like warranties and newegg rebates
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Don't understand, want everything from US
PARTS PREFERENCES: NVIDIA GPU is a must
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe ( doubt it is possible, and I'd err on the side of caution)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (in the future, unlikely)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like a quiet PC for running 24h in a small appartment, maybe even close to bed
I would like to primarily run Linux, but need to dual-boot/VM Windows 7. Is it possible to use the IO virtualization which supposedly allows one to add PCI-E cards to VMs to add the gaming GPU to the windows partition, perhaps even on demand?(Windows shutdown = GPU added to Linux )
No clue: case, cooling, power supply ( has to have 2 connectors, rigth?), 1-2 other harddrives, the more storage the merrier,
strong gaming GPU ( NVIDIA ) , good Keyboard ( maybe DAS KEYBOARD or something else for good heavy coding use, I get sick of the microsoft ones ), average mouse, a nice all-day monitor ( perhaps a used EIZO or is there something equivalently good) ?
Thank you very much for your assistance to a poor, lost college student with too many computing tasks...