I want to ask fellow overclockers about a recommendation for a friend. They have an older desktop machine with a celeron processor in it that is starting to fail.
An of you fellow entrepreneurs have a recommendation on a good motherboard/processor/ram combination that will make a good workstation for replacing theirs?
I am going to reuse the case and DVD burner and put in a new 850 watt power supply so I really only need to find the MB/CPU?Ram combination. I have a 1 TB hard drive for a new rig and will probably want to put in a SSD as well to make the thing a little snappier.
I know that it will need to be a machine capable of video editing, word processing, and pretty much storage of data for the most part. They have a business from home that it is used for along with their laptop and iPad.
Hence the reason for a new rig to be able to do video editing and spreadsheets along with storage. They don't play games at all so that is not important in the build.
I am hoping to put something together that will hold up for a few years into the future.
I am going to build this for them but I have been out of the hardware field for a few years now and am way behind on what is out there. I did look at an ASUS 787 Express MB, i7-4770 cpu, and 16GB ram on NewEgg a bit ago but is that too much overkill? I want this to hold up for awhile if it can.
Edited by beeiilll, 12 February 2014 - 05:04 PM.