[hemmerling] Desktop PC - Requirements and Market Research

My personal Requirements for Motherboards, CPU, Graphics Card, Power supply, Drives ( 2011-08 )

Ranking Requirement Personal Description / Valuation Necessary Amount Priority 1=low, 10=high Killer criteria
1 PCI slots The base for extension of a PC :-) 4 ( as much as possible ) 10 Yes
2 Legacy Floppy interface Native support of Floppy disks 1 10 Yes
3 Legacy IDE interface Native support of IDE harddisks and IDE DVD player 1, better 2 10 Yes
4 Legacy Parallel Printer Port Native support of my old printer and the parallel fischertechnik interface 1 ( PRN ) 10 Yes
5 Legacy Serial Port ( COM1, COM2 ) Native support of my ISDN modem and legacy serial devices 2 ( COM1, COM2 ) 10 Yes
6 Legacy Keyboard and Mouse Connectors ( PS2 ) Native support of oldfashioned keyboards - 10 Yes
7 Graphics Card with “Dual Port” Connection of 2 Monitors - 10 Yes
8 Graphics Card with “Video in / Video out” Connection of analog video sources - 3 no
9 Graphics Card memory Not really important for me 512 MB or more 3 no
10 Graphics Card supports 1600×1200 I don´t have widescreen displays - 10 Yes
11 No On-Board Graphics Bad Linux support, just waste of RAM memory - 7 No
12 USB 2.0 Its more important to have a big number of USB controllers, instead of having a big number of USB interfaces on few controllers 4 13 No
14 USB 3.0 For ultra-fast new external devices 2 3 No
15 PCI Express 2.0 Slot for Graphics Card If not oldfashioned AGP, why deal with PCI Express if there is PCI Express 2 ? 2 3 No
16 RAM A new PC to overcome the 4 GB barrier! - 8 GB, better 16 GB No
17 Power Supply Must be able to drive both a fast CPU and a fast graphics card! - 550W ? - Ask your dealer what is enoough! No
18 Number of cores of the CPU 2,4,6,8 3 No
19 SATA Interface For current harddisks & DVD players 1 or 2 ? 10 No
20 On-Board Soundcard I don´t want to waste a PCI slot for a soundcard 10 No
21 Firewire For DV videocams 1 3 No
22 SATA Harddisks Maximum size: 2 GB, else there is another barrier. Big drives for video editing ! Size: 1 or 2 GB. Number of drives 2, better 3 10 No
23 Blue-Ray DVD Recorder, SATA interface I got one, already 1 10 No
24 SCSI Controller I got one, already. Are there drivers for Win7 ? 1 3 No

My possible Hardware Selections

Motherboards

Graphics Cards

 
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