I just realized I need a new machine for work.
It would be a PC that requires multiple programs running (e.g., office, to imageJ, to LabVIEW, and stats programs).
I am trying to keep it under $1K USD.
No OC needed.
Several restrictions -
I would like to setup RAID 1 for the data drives - so perhaps 1SSD system drive (80GB for all the software we use) plus 2 HD data drives?
I would like to maximize quality as machine performance and reliability are paramount.
(have had bad experience with Seagate HDs for example, would like to avoid those if possible)
Video card - small amounts of GPU memory are required, (at least 512MB), for image analysis and GUI design for LabVIEW
The Case - I am finding Lian-Li 7FN to be a fantastic case - silent, light, simple, yet very user friendly and high quality, so I would like to keep it in the list if possible.
Perhaps a different MoBo, CPU or PSU? (I went with a modular PSU, which is more expensive).
No OS or programs needed - University takes care of that.
2x Rosewill 18" Serial ATA Black Flat Cable $7.98 ($3.99 each)
1x LG CD/DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22LP21 LightScribe Support $21.99
1x LIAN LI PC-7FN Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $119.99
2x Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM $120