I have been blessed with a new job (teir 1 storage systems analyst started about month and a half ago), and I will be working from home ~80% of the time. So obviously I am going to build a system to my needs (and wants! )
The job entails a lot.... A LOT.... of spreadsheets, email (Did I mention a ton of email), and a lot of remoting into dozens of company intranets. I will be in On command insight, hiCommand, brocade network advisor, etc... pretty much all at the same time. and that is just the start!
The second thing I needed to mention is that I will be also attending university. The classes entail Photoshop cs5 basics, networking, storage systems, and etc......
2.) eyefinity... I need a graphics card that I can add monitors as time goes on (and to support the 3 I will start with).
3.) Speed... I must have a kicking machine.. pretty much hate slow computers I have been eyeballing the fx-8150 and 8120.
4.) budget... budget hovers around 1600-1700 $. I Do not need a "hardcore" gamer system, but see point 5
5.) games... I want a system that will not melt If I buy crysis 3 ( If you read the article you know what I mean). Also If halo 4 comes to pc I might want to play it. and I want to play real time strategy games at the high - ultra settings.
6.) age... This system must last more than 4 years before replacement/major upgrade.
Now I really do like the prices of AMD equipment even though I have always been an intel fan.
And as far as hard drives go... I really don't want to pay the price for SSD's as they are ridiculously expensive. But the boot speed, and the other benefits of ssds are quite nice!
I will say that expanding past 4 monitors is quite a real possibility. I am not really a gaming guy, more of a work type. But if I do buy the latest and greatest... having the power and graphics couldn't' hurt. Besides, I think that it would benifit my normal business crunch.
Oh and I forgot to mention that I was interested in overclocking (never done that before). But not interested in those insane speeds (That your hardcore gamers feel the need for)