I have a request from two seperate friends for a work PC build. Both will be using their PCs for Autocad and some light HD movie streaming, but other than that they have no major requests.
Gaming is out luckily, so that should cut back on the GPU. I am also flip flopping between Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as they may want an easy Remote Desktop connection experience.
Any thoughts on suggested builds? I'm especially curious on the mobo/gpu combination, or if onboard graphics is cheap and 'pretty good' these days. Most of this forum caters to gaming/GPU intensive rigs... hopefully someone has some experience with this alternative approach
Ok, so I've been poking around quite abit. The AMD Phenom II x4 965 seems to be a very reasonable price. Match that with an Asus M5A97, and kicking in a low level graphics card to handle abit of the CAD load (and video streaming).
Thoughts on how this is starting to look? Is it better to find an integrated graphics solution with the Mobo?