I also have a Dell 3007WFP-HC, SoundBlaster USB X-Fi, and other toys.
I'm looking to keep the video card, and possibly the SSD (though it could go in my laptop).
Noise level is a big one - I want quiet. But at the same time, I'm definitely no expert in this area (completely inexperienced as it happens, though I have no issue with standard case builds).
Don't need a huge amount of storage, I have a 6TB NAS.
Strong preference towards Intel. Don't need Xeon, but 'faster the better'. Willing to semi-watercool (i.e. Corsair Hxx series, but not fullblown).
Using the template:
Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 months
Budget Range: $2,000 give or take, with or without rebates, shipping not included
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Workstation for Python Dev, virtual machines, Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop, games
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Everything, including case (see above, more silent, better, not interested in lights, steel over black). Would probably keep the video card (but get a bargain card to stick in my existing machine). Maybe keep the SSD. No accessories, keyboard, etc. Just the "box".
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, newegg
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Olympia, WA
Parts Preferences: Intel, i7
Overclocking: Yes/ Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1600
Additional Comments: See above
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Techno-lust, odd sensation that something is wrong in the universe when my laptop is faster than my desktop at times Also, want something that will last a few years.