Recent Work System Overhaul

It can be a pain to search around for the latest hardware configurations if you don’t stay on top of the latest trends in the computer market. Although I don’t focus on tech support or computer repair anymore, I frequently get asked for advice on upgrading systems, or requests that I spec out new builds for friends and past clients.

In an attempt to provide a powerful system on a relatively realistic budget, I’ve sought to provide an answer for everyone; a high performance hexacore workhorse of a system that will pwn it up, be rock solid and redundant for mission critical work, run practically everything you throw at it, and all for under a grand. Not including the big flat screen you get to go along with it.

  • Motherboard: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655
  • Processor: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851
  • RAM: 2 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409
  • Hard Drives: 2 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148488
  • Video Card: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161309
  • Optical Drive #1: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135205
  • Optical Drive #2: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039
  • Case: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154

Depending on the hard drive configuration (RAID1/0?) you should pull around 7.3+ for your overall Windows Experience rating. This isn’t an end-all for computer builds, and definitely might not be the best value out there at the bleeding edge. I upgraded a few months back with these components, and they’ve come down a bit in price, so I’m sure the value ratio is there, but things move fast nowadays. If you find this helpful, enjoy!

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