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Hi every one, I wish to build a top end business desktop and require the following

Quick boot
Quick transfer of large files
Highquality quick graphics (graphs not games)
Quick printing

The intel DQ67EP board seems attractive but has limited scope for additons and only has one system fan. Intel warn that good system cooling is vital with this board.

Any views or comments will be welcomed.

Thank you.

 
Motherboard manufacturer is not really going to make that much of a difference for what you are looking for, but Intel boards are definitely solid.

The most important thing for you is going to be:

at least 1 SSD, preferably in the 100GB + Range. - This is going to give you an extremely fast boot, as well as fast program loading. 100GB should be more than enough to install windows as well as any programs you need. If you need more space for data storage, I would also put a standard HDD in there to suit your needs.

a SATA 3 (6Gb/s) data port for your SSD.

An Intel i5-2500. The onboard graphics with this chip (Intel 3000) are extremely powerful for an onboard chip, and will run probably anything you are using it for with ease. This will also help to keep the system cool, as there won't be a GPU heating things up and blocking airflow.

6-8GB or RAM. I would suggest 2x 4GB modules at DDR3 1600MHz, as that as the sweet spot for the current processors. You can get a kit for around $50. Keep in mind you will need a 64-bit OS. I would suggest Win 7 X64, although there is a 64bit version of Windows XP as well if you need it. This will allow you to use more than the 4GB of RAM issue with the 32bit OS's

I would go with an Intel, gigabyte or Asus board that has all of those functions.

For example this board would fulfill your needs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
 
I don't consider the Intel DQ67EP (ITX) by any stretch 'Top End'; it has VERY limited expansion and more like something used in 'Cash Register' (POS) use.

Here's an example of a solid Business Workstation build (Xeon + ECC (error free), SSD (optional), RAID 1 1TB HDD, the Xeon listed supports a solid iGPU solution which is perfectly fine for anything 2D:

Type Price Description Link
CPU 350 Intel Xeon E3-1275 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115085
MOBO 239 ASUS P8B WS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131725
RAM 96 Crucial UDIMM 2x4GB DDR3 1333 ECC CT2KIT51272BA1339 http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=P8B%20WS&Cat=RAM
SSD 180 OCZ Vertex 3 Series –OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706
HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
PSU 100 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
CASE 88 CM RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216
OS 140 Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
ODD 26 ASUS 24X DVDR - Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Total $1,339
 

anyquist

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Thank you both for your replies they are both very helpful. Thank you jaiquith for the comprehensive specification which has broadened my horizon.

I will revert in a few days and let you both know which way i am going.

Thank you both again
 

anyquist

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As promised I reply to let you know which way I am going.

I am going both ways! I have adapted an i7 m/c along the lines that itzdanielp suggested and it certainly a good improvemnt.

I have fallen for Jaquith's suggestion and have started saving - it will take a little while.

Thank you both for your help.
 

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