so pretty soon I'll be building myself a new workstation... I wanted to get some input on if what I have in mind is a bad idea or if there's something better I could do instead... stuff like that.
here's what I'm running right now:
OS: Windows vista home premium
processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Motherboard: I forgot
I've had this computer for a few years and it hasn't let me down yet... the only reason I'm upgrading really is cause I'm tired of Vista and I'll be leaving this computer here in the Philippines for my family to use.
Here's what I'm thinking for my next build:
Drive: I'm thinking about a multi drive system, also maybe a small SSD for a boost when I need it...
OS: ok so like I said I'm tired of vista... actually Vista has treated me pretty well despite what people say about it... but the main reasons I'm tired of it is a)cause many programs aren't compatible with it and b)windows is closed source which sucks for people who like to customize stuff... so for that reason I plan on running two Operating Systems... been looking into Ubuntu and for the second OS... win 7 (and the only reason I'd go windows again is cause it's compatible with most programs, and I don't really have any experience with Unix based OS...) the idea is so that I'll have something I know...
Processor: I'm planning on going with AMD something in the FX series... I was looking at the AMD FX-4350 Vishera 4.2GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor... I don't know really if I need anything bigger...
RAM: probably a couple of sticks of 8GB
Graphics: I haven't looked into yet
Motherboard: I don't know yet either...
I know computers are built around how the user is gunna use it... so I guess it's worth mentioning what I do.
I do CAD and the programs I use can be pretty demanding, especially when working with big assemblies
I also game from time to time (that's where the nice graphics card comes in)
and I've been getting into programming
those are the bigger things I do... everything else is just day to day office stuff.
so yeah that's pretty much it... I've been around computers ever since I was a kid, I'm 19 now and I've just started to really get into the guts of computers. so I know I got a lot to learn, and that's why I'm asking for your guys input on this stuff...