Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Geetfaux, Dec 1, 2008.
your request is kind of vague from a computer repair tech and builder point of view, if your looking for an off the shelf, get a dell with a 3 year extended warranty and then when you reach 2 years 11 months, pull the hard drive and smash it on the ground, wait 5 days for the tech to bring you a new PC,
if you are looking for something with long shelf life and room to grow then you cannot find this in a name brand, go custom built, with the dual monitors I would guess you want something with decent graphics engines so go dual SLI "Nvidia"
to get some good ideas I recommend tigerdirect and check out their barebones, its decent quality and you leave yourself open to many options down the road.
Good luck and if I can be of further assistance please ask away.
Here is what I would build:
*Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000 RPM
*EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
*G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
~I'd buy 2 of those kits to = 4GB.
*SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
~Or you can buy 2 lower end graphic cards and use SLI to get same performance.
*CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
*Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
~Of course pick your case, cooling parts, dvd burner/drive, etc. There's a simple one I built in 5 minutes that came out to around $1,000 on newegg. You can use ebay and get 25-30% cash back on all those items. Have fun.
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