Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-Late August Budget Range: Up to $3000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Software Dev, Web Dev, Gaming Parts Not Required: Keyboard (Logitech G11), Mouse, Monitors (Dell 2405FPW and Planar PL2010M LCD), Possibly video cards (2x 8800GTS 640MB in SLI) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com Country: US Parts Preferences: Intel Core i7-3930k (I want 6 cores), Samsung 830 256GB SSD Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: Probably with current 2x 8800GTS Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 and 1600x1200 Additional Comments: Software and Web dev is most important. I frequently have multiple database servers (MySQL, Postgres, Mongo, etc) and web servers (Apache, Tomcat, Glasshfish, etc) running on my system, alongside memory and processor hungry IDEs and Adobe tools.
I don't play a ton of games, and the ones I do play aren't the most demanding (Diablo 3, for instance). I would also like to have a fairly quiet machine.
Here's my current list of parts I'm thinking of for the new system. Other than the CPU and probably the SSD, I'm not attached to much. Especially interested in motherboard and RAM recommendations.
I think the above list ends up being around $2200 or so. Add in ~$150 for the OS and I'm at about $2350. If that's where I end up, I'll probably order a Dell 27" LCD whenever they release the successor to the U2711. Or, I may dump the 2x 8800GTS and get a GTX670.
i would definitely upgrade those vid cards, huge bottleneck
Not for software and web development it won't. They'll get upgraded at some point, no matter what, but right now they're the least important thing to me. If I don't upgrade them now, I'll probably just pick up a used GTX670 or 680 later next year, whenever the GTX7XX series has been out for a while. Or, heck, even a GTX570 or GTX580 will be far more than I need and probably be around $100-$150 by then.