Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few days
Budget Range: 600-750 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Java development (multiple apps running, Eclipse or Netbeans, Tomcat, etc), surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No Preference
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I've reviewed the specs on all builds from the September System Builder Marathon and compiled the following list of parts. I'm interested in using good quality parts. I would like to run dual monitors, so maybe you could recommend an inexpensive graphics card with dual DVI. This might be a bit of overkill, but I'm thinking of using the following parts:
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3: LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Express $150 Graphics Integrated Processor Intel Core i5-2500K $220 Memory G.Skill DDR3-1600 4 GB x 2 (8 GB) $52 Hard Drive Samsung Spinpoint 1TB, 7200 RPM HDD $60 Optical Asus DRW-24B1ST $19 Case Antec Three Hundred $60 Power OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W $75
Many work stations are heavily OC'ed . Encoding times shorten , applying image effects shorten .
Maybe not such a big issue for a software developer , but nice to have the option .
Where OC'ing seems really dumb is for gamers . When the graphics card is the limiting factor [ for most people with high resolution monitors] speeding up the processor is a pointless waste of a warranty and some electricity .