I am looking to build a i5-2500k based PC.
In brief, I am after a PC for:
- low power and noise
- general microsoft office use
- media streaming to xbox in lounge.
- plus the kids also do a bit of stop motion compilation into video and
- I fiddle with website stuff on a apache server.
My purpose in posting here is that I am interested in your thoughts on the motherboard and case.
While you can overclock on P67 board or use integrated graphics on H67, I was thinking of waiting for Z68 board that can do both (noting I read that the next iteration of Sandy Bridge is meant to have better graphics).
However as my current PC is getting flacky, I am now thinking of just going with P67 board and discrete graphics card.
Hence, should I wait or if I buy now - what graphics card would you recommend that is adequate but silent. ( I dont have preference between DVI - Displayport - HDMI).
Also - any recommendations for a case. I kind of fancy a micro ATX case thats transparent or even a HTPC case but am concerned this will limit graphics card options when compared to mid tower?
All thoughts - comments welcome