I got some great help from Illumina and manofchalk over on this thread, and I am almost ready to pull the trigger. I am just looking for verification that I have not selected anything incompatible or otherwise stupid. Thanks in advance!
I am building a workstation to develop software, and I would really appreciate some help deciding on the hardware. It will run Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and everything else needed for software development (source control, build server, testing VMs, etc.). It will not be used for gaming but may occasionally be used for watching and editing training videos in HD. The software I write is for processing large amounts of data, so disk and processing performance are crucial. I would like it to be quiet, but performance is more important than silence.
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