Looking to have something made say up to $2500. I've read some on IBuyPower and CyberPower tech support/customer service and that has kept me from just working something up with them -- what I read may be dated have they gotten better?
My HP has served me well but I'm not keen that all they are pushing these days are uATX and I didnt see that they had any options for 2 vid cards.
Yes, I know it is more cost-effective to custom build from NewEgg. At this point right now I'm pretty busy -- after this post Im going to head downstairs and get some more done for work . Like to have something nice on hand when my brother comes next month and I get to see my new nephew I'm an aging gamer who has lost touch on what has been going on hardware-wise.
Anyhoo, I have a Viewsonic G90f CRT. Not sure if I'd need to replace it but it has served me very well.
I'm going to want to run ColdFusion 10 on it which means I'll need Win 7 Professional or Win 7 Ultimate installed. Would also like to run Diablo 3 on it.
I had been poking around Intel 3820 systems with 16GB or ram and at least 1 TB of storage. I would prefer that not all of the memory banks come filled.
I'm ok with starting with a single decent card and adding a second later. I know very little about video cards...
Well CRTs are definitely out and you should replace it. lcd are better because of size and weight etc.
Are you wanting to go with newest technology. Like sheer power. are you going to overclock at all? With 2500 dollars you will get more for your money building it yourself than if you get it from cyberpower.
Jebisz022 thanks for the feedback. I understand that CRTs are no longer favored. Weight isnt a factor for me. The Viewsonic G90f is large enough @ 19" for me. I dont watch movies on my PC as I have a projector and screen and a 62" DLP for that. Its main specs are:
Native Resolution 2048 x 1536 at 60.0 Hz.
Pixel Pitch 0.21 mm .
Vertical Refresh Rate 180 Hz.
Horizontal Refresh Rate 97 kHz
Is the G90f incable of handling the refresh rates of relatively recent video cards?
Not particularly interested in the latest and greatest as it comes at too high a price -- I'm looking more for a very good performance at a fair price. Thats why I had mentioned the Intel 3820 main processor. I probably won't overclock Jeebisz022. The most taxing game I'll probably install is Diablo 3 or if COD goes back to WW2 I may want to pick it up.
As far as ColdFusion goes I wouldnt install it for the purpose of actually hosting sites but as a practice platform for me to try new things.
I was leaning against Cyperpower, iBuyPower, Alienware, and HP.
I live in the Philadelphia area -- is there anyone with a good rep local to me?
How does this look? Decided to hold off on 2nd vid card for now. I think I have a good MB and PSU to add it later...
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