My current build is a Dell Studio 540.
Dell proprietary PC mini case with proprietary Mobo and Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 Mghz. 6 GB DDR2 6400 Ram Dual Channel, nVidia GTS240 1GB video card and Realtek audio card.. Hauppage HDTV 950 TV tuner for one channel only. PC Running on Win 7 Home 64-bit .
My next build will likely be put together by me or someone who knows about PC innards.
I am looking at the next generation Intel (post Ivy-Bridge) OR the equivalent AMD version. I have been reading good reviews about the good potential of the upcoming desktop AMD Trinity Virgo processor. I have one Intel SSD which I am planning to use as Cache to take advantage of the SRT Intel Terchnology to accelerate my other 6 mechanical HDDs. I have been asking if there is any AMD processor that offers similar benefits. No one seems to know of such a thing. Wonders if the new AMD Trinity Virgo will offer something similar?
Will not use AMD processor unless i get that feature of speeding up the mechanical drives to close to SSD speeds.
My computer needs are:
- Fast PC for general purposes. I HAVE ZERO INTEREST IN GAMING.
(So I have no need for discrete video cards).
Motherboard with native Sata3, USB 3.0, and external e-Sata port.. On-board video and audio capabilities.
- I need to be able to run two 27in. monitors
- To view and record TV on the PC via a dual or quad Tuner Card.
- Chat online
- web surfing maintaining over 50 webpages opened simultaneously
- Skype and Yahoo Messenger
- Extensive Spreadsheets
- Internet Radio
So, if i were to build my PC right now BEFORE AMD Trinity Virgo my components would be
- Lian Li PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 6X3.5INT 2XUSB3.0 (native) eSATA Audio No PS $103.00
((alternatively I would consider a special ediiton from Coolermaster -only available from their online store- : the HAF 912 Advance Black Steel W/Side Window Panel ATX (USB 3.0) Mid Tower Chassis $100.00))
- XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU P1-750S-NLB9 $ $65.00
- ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 SATA3 HDMI DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard Military grade $240.00
- G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL CL9-9-9-24 240PIN DIMM MemoryRipjaws 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 $42.00
- Intel i7 3770k Ivy Bridge BX80637I73770K $330.00
All these prices are in Canadian dollars they have been extensively researched and are best prices in the Canadian market. Having said this I consider that the US market prices would be very similar too.
- 2 Dell 27IN. UltraSharp U2711M $650.00 each
- Hauppage HDTV 2250 Dual Tuner $115.00
I would love to hear knowledgeable opinions suggestions and ideas of any AMD enthusiasts.
Edited by MSwhip - 5/23/12 at 10:01am