I’m going to retire my main computer and use it as a server and want a really good desktop for general use but I’m lost when it comes to computers these days. I know a good processor, but the specs are often unclear, and even if they aren’t, I still don’t know if it’s the best or just ok. Plus I’ve never heard of half these brands. So I’m outsourcing this to you. I want the best desktop I can get for a reasonable price. I’m setting the “reasonable price” at up to $1500. I can go higher so don’t rule that out, but it seems like that should be more than enough for what I need.
Here are the things I want or don’t want:
I don’t play games. I do some video encoding but nothing heavy. Any good computer should be able to handle that, so I certainly don’t need a ‘gaming device’ or a ‘multimedia computer’. I want a good video card though.
I don’t care about software, I’m going to wipe the drive and install Linux about 5 minutes after I get home.
Don’t need wireless, I ran cat5 through the whole house and prefer that for desktops.
A 1TB drive is plenty, I have around 3 more TB laying around.
As much RAM as possible but I won’t rule out only 6 gigs, expandable of course.
HDMI output would be nice, not required.
I will start the bidding with this. I think that looks like a good one for $1,079 but I’m not sure and I’ve never heard the name.