Looking for advice on solid office machine


Sep 12, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: Within 3 months

Budget Range: About $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Browsing, iTunes, office app usage, non-HD video editing, video transcoding, viewing content from PC-based DVR

Parts Not Required: Need everything!

Preferred Websites for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Considering: The parts listed in the BestConfigs Poll, Ice's Llano Office Rig

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: Prefer a resolution that is close to whatever HD 1080 is (probably add a OTA tuner card within a few months)

Additional Comments: Currently will replace a 1.4 GHz Athlon thunderbird :cry: so anything is an improvement! Trying to get 10 years out of a new system, with a good chance that the usage won't change very much. Prefer Athlon.