I'm looking to rebuild an old desktop system. It was a P4/RIMM but I accidentally broke some CPU pins a while back--nothing really worth salvaging with the setup. Now I need to have a desktop system again. Doesn't need to be a screamer, but should be able to do most things well, as well as be somewhat future-proof.
I'm looking to reuse the LianLi aluminum ATX case. Probably drop in everything else new.
Need 8-12GB ram minimum. Graphics not critical. Plan to add 2-3 monitors to it tho. AMD Eyefinity is appealing, but it's AMD.
Looking at the Spinpoint for HDD. Possibly add a (Crucial?) 64-128GB SSD, if cost/benefit is worth it.
Like to get a 550-650 power supply.
The system will run most of the day, so power usage and heat (and noise) a factor. Prefer everything to have "smart fans". Most of what I'll do is more thread & memory intensive. Although I will play games once in a while. Most of what I do is stock market & related stuff.. news, charts, etc.
Guess I'm looking for a "beefy" office-type machine. Any comments/suggestions are welcome.
Also if it runs all day, there is no worry, windows will give 20 mins if no actvivity and your system will rest, if about a hour later the system will sleep and will be silent but still be running, and it wouldn't restart but just contiune where you were.