- 60 months ago
Having trouble sifting through it all. In short I need a new MB, CPU, and GPU for heavy GIS, satellite image processing (files up to 3gb), photoshop, audio line-out, and general work - no games. Budget for MB & CPU ~700 USD.
Caveats: ATX board (for existing Antex 300 case) Need lots of internal SATAs: ~8-10 or so since I have 20+ tb of onboard HDDs... Need lots of USB: 12+ ... I have lots of external backup drives... 4+ USB3; prefer more; 3.1 better yet. Ideally it'd use DDR3 ram since I have some... if need be can go with DDR4. Will use I7 or xenon cpu. Will buy Pny quadro 620 or 1200 card; no need for integrated GPU. Would prefer ability to boot XP (among others) for old programs.
Prefer 97 or 99 chipset.
The long version is here, incl. details on existing setup: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcforme/comments/39mk0e/mb_and_cpu_update_to_existing_home_gis_and_office/