Haven't built a PC for years, and I feel I've lost my desire to purchase independent components somewhat, and build another big, noisy, dusty, hot tower. Too noisy, hot and using too much juice is how I've felt about my 'rig' for some time.
It is based on an Asus P6T, i7-9200 (?) running ~3.1Ghz, and 20 (should be 24, but a pin bent) GB. Lots of disks, and a Revodrive (v.1) that has just gone bust, dammit.
If I was to put money into a complete new build, rather than patch it up, I'd like it to be;
- As fast - as many cores as poss for good VM performance
- Expandable beyond 24GB
- Smaller - I really don't need to the drive-space anymore, a MicroServer, Bitcasa and WS12 dedupe takes care of storage
- Very quite and cool and power-efficient - I want to leave it run at night without hearing it from another room!
I'm not sure I want to try to and make a workstation out of a tablet/laptop this time around - I really want something that will drive 2x 2560x1440 monitors (I'm kind of tempted by a Dell/HP all-in-one).
Any one know of any pre/semi built Micro-systems, SFF etc. workstations they can recommend? I'm UK based, so US vendors aren't much help, sorry!