I am pretty close to deciding on the spec for a new PC build. I have been using a laptop for years now and really miss the performace of a desktop. I'll be using the new desktop for browsing the internet, email, running multiple virtual machines in VMWare or VirtualBox and watching BluRay 1080p movies. I currently own an LG BluRay drive already.
I'd appreciate it if someone could have a look at my choice of hardware to ensure it all works together correctly as its been ages since I have built a desktop:
Case: Corsair Obsidian 550D Black Mid-Tower
CPU Intel CPU Core i7 3770K Quad Core IvyBridge Processor OEM
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Ivybridge Ready
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3 (1600)
Boot drive: OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4
Data drive: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black WD2002FAEX Hard Drive
PSU: BeQuiet BN203 DARK POWER PRO 10 850W Power Supply
Monitor: Dell 27" IPS Monitor A12 U2711 IPS Monitor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan Quiet CPU Cooler
Case fans: Be Quiet BL063 SilentWings 2 (3 of these)
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech Corded Mouse M500
UPS: APC Back UPS ES8 Power Saving Outlet 700VA
You'll notice that I haven't included a video card...at all. I dont play games so I will be using the onboard video on the motherboard.
One thing I should mention is that I like things to be VERY quiet! So hopefully I have chose the correct parts for this.
Also, later on I would like to have two or three monitors. I know I'll need a fairly basic video card to achieve this as the onboard video only supports 2 monitors. Either way, the 27" monitor must run at the maximum resolution.
I do have a few other questions regarding this build but lets start with my choice of hardware and take it from there...thank you