========== Uses and requirements: ==========
College courses/work -- Windows 7 Pro-64bit sometimes running multiple virtual machines including Linux, Windows Server, Windows XP/7, trixbox, and others
Casual Gaming -- mostly WoW:Cata and SC2, but open to others
Other -- Very low noise; doubles as file/media server; video conferencing/calling
========== All currently installed parts ==========
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE (currently stable overclock at 3.75 GHz, has ben pushed over 4.1GHz)
Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 (researching upgrade) -- 4GB dual channel kit, DDR3 1333 MHz overclocked using motherboard's C9-1600 MHz profile
========== Upgrade goals in no particular order ==========
Case --> Looking for a low noise option with a side window and good airflow. Other people in the household do not want to hear the fans at night . So far, I like the Silverstone Raven RV03, but I am open to other suggestions.
--> Also looking to add lighting effects. The video card is UV reactive and I perfer a blue tone.
System RAM --> Add another 2 GB, 4 GB, or 8 GB kit ; See top of thread.
Storage --> Thinking about a RAID-5 or RADI0+1 setup because this system doubles as a network backup and media server. The HDDs will be replaced to achieve this.
Monitor --> Looking for good deals on 1900 x 1080/1200 to add/replace.