I currently have a system with a P4 2.8 MHz processor. As part of my work, I have to use multiple applications simultaneously (10-15, including java applications) and my system gets very slow. Therefore, I need a system which is at least many times better than this one. I'm willing to spend in the range of 55-60 K and eyeing at the following specs:
Processor: quad core (or core 2 quad, don't know the difference)
- must be better than all dual core (or core 2 duo whatever it is) except for the extreme series.
- 1333 MHz FSB
- will normal air cooling work, or whether I'll have to use some additional cooling? My room temp goes to around 35°C in summers.
Motherboard: Compatible with the above processor at 1333 MHz
RAM: 8 GB –– which module(s)?
Video Card: 512 MB/256 bit (I'm not a gamer)
Single HDD: 1.5 TB (or more if available)
DVD Writer: SATA (latest)
Casing: with emphasis on cooling
Power Supply: ??
I can visit the local market and websites and watch out for prices/quotations, but I want to gather the opinions of:
- Any hardware experts that visit this forum
- Others who are familiar with the above-mentioned things, especially those having personal experience.