Yeah. Minimizing cost is something Uncle Milton (Freidman) would remind me is a virtue in its own right, not just necessity of my current Extreme Austerity situation
Like I said, for the next few months at least, I'm limping along on old hardware. Can't wait to build a sweet new machine though. I'll share the specs on the BBS once I'm ready to buy.
I'm re-using my existing case -- Lian Li, very large, easy to take off, very quiet
Very large, slow-rotating fans -- it's a quiet PC
fanless power supply
To buy: mobo with SATA RAID
6-core AMD CPU
Video card. Don't need CrossFire or anything super sexy, just a decent midrange card
2x 1.5-TB drives. Maybe 2TB. Not sure yet.
... and an OEM copy of Windows 8.1. And before anyone gives me shit, I code Linux professionally (well, it's mostly cross-platform stuff, but I choose to work in Linux). But for my home box I have apps I want to keep, and do not want have time to burn fucking around with the OS