58 months ago
I built an AMD system about 10 years ago that still runs file, but I don't want to re-use any parts since that PC can be a backup or repurposed. My primary needs: lots of hard-core business computing. Sometimes zipping up many huge files at once. need very fast loading of apps and boot up. decent amount of data intensive processing: Excel or Access files with millions of rows to query Some video editing but not much not really into much gaming but will do plenty of video streaming I am learning about managing servers and might set up a VM for testing but not for production I'd like to spend $500 or so not including monitor/keyboard/mouse. Budget is not firm. Would spend up to $700 if necessary. Don't care much about looks but would love for the system to be quiet. I don't plan to mod or overclock I would like to start with SSD drive (250 GB ?) and maybe expand at some point to add a 1TB drive for storage I am inclined to believe that an AMD processor in the $100 range is really enough but can be convinced otherwise !
Thanks for any help !! have a great weekend ya'll !! JS