The trippy lights have me turned off to most of the enthusiast type mobos (also fans etc)
I figure I have to accept buying something that costs more than I want to spend-(want? <500
so no used gear just too risky
The simple puters I have monkeyed around assembling and buying parts for cost 500
I know I could assemble a system that essentially would run a 10 bit monitor for less,
and assemble a system with almost failsafe storage,
or spend way more dough for any reason at all.
I really just want a solid system capable of multitasking, rendering, and general office type usage.
So I'm not running people's CC or sending data to other than local files. I want to mirror my data on two separate drives. I want all the parts to work together, and mostly, I want to quit being such a financial justifier. I want to be sure I need and can use my new gear.
Just running 3 monitors 1 color critical monitor and 2 others I'll be replacing as I get the opportunity.
I have been doing suspect color calibration for the period I've been printing.
2 or 3 years now.
Getting better, but still have lots to learn.
I am going to skip buying 2 or 3 computers in the span of time this computer will keep me happy.
So really we're talking about no reason to upgrade the components year to year? You have to start somewhere and I'm starting here.
I could save some money, get the 920,
(by the way a diminishing stock apparently-bottom of the barrel yet?)
Less than 500 less for the 920- I'm saying I'll buy a renderng computer for 500 if I can-
I'd spend $60 on it if I could. I just think it costs about 12 to 15 for a computer period. Maybe 800 if you're clever.
I also read a bit about the caching on the Z68 and the lack of firmware problems and so on
I just didn't think I'd use the extra features compared to a p-67 as much as would warrant paying the premium.
I will also have to read about and consider this "enterprise class stuff" The good J.M brings up=0)
So have a wonderful evening and thanks again.
Hitachi drives do seem to be highly regarded by IT professionals.
The 1 tb model is a hair more expensive than an f3
I think I'm still with the spinpoints