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Recommendation for a quiet, powerful, desktop with good dual monitor s

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February 26, 2013 12:40:06 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to figure out which desktop computer to buy, and lost in the sea of CPU and graphics card options.

Here is my information
- need good/easy support for dual monitors
- I'd like a good graphics card since I stare at the screen 12+ hours, BUT I'm not a gamer
- I need to be able to run VMs (VMWare/VirtualBox)
- I'd like it to be quiet
- I'd like to spend $1000 or less if possible, but I'll consider spending more if I must.

Any suggestions/pointers/advice would be greatly appreciated

mozer

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February 26, 2013 1:09:45 AM

If you dont do any gaming you could spend half that and still get dual monitor support. Do you need a OS, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse?
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February 26, 2013 1:26:45 AM

I don't need OS, keyboard, or mouse. I will need to buy a second monitor.

Currently have been using laptop plus second monitor. Carrying the monitor back and forth, hooking up to all the peripheral devices everyday has been bugging me. I'd like to keep a desktop in the office instead of carrying the laptop everyday.

I also don't need a lot of space hence wondering whether it's worth to have an SSD to reduce noise and for better performance
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February 26, 2013 2:13:33 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G35i
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G35i/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G35i/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V4900 1GB Video Card ($157.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Line ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: FSP Group 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell S2240M 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 23:12 EST-0500)

Why don't you just buy a workstation desktop instead? this system is only for work right?
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February 26, 2013 2:28:14 AM

Thanks!

Yes it is for work. What do you mean by workstation desktop? (pardon my ignorance) It sounds like it's what I need.


TimeLass said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G35i
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G35i/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G35i/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V4900 1GB Video Card ($157.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Line ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: FSP Group 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell S2240M 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 23:12 EST-0500)

Why don't you just buy a workstation desktop instead? this system is only for work right?

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February 26, 2013 3:00:48 AM

It seems to cost a lot more money than desktop computers for lower level components. Why are these better than regular desktops?

TimeLass said:
err something like this...
http://www.dell.com/my/business/p/precision-t3600/pd
it's design for work purpose only...

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February 26, 2013 3:12:06 AM

mberkay said:
It seems to cost a lot more money than desktop computers for lower level components. Why are these better than regular desktops?

it is design specially for working purposes... with more cores and more memory... better storage drives/security level...
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