Hi all this is my first post thanks in advance!
It's been a while since my last computer which is now about 7 years old and I'm starting from scratch. After shopping around a bit, I am currently leaning towards this deal from NewEgg.
My needs are not super heavy - most likely no games - but I do need a fair amount of processing power to perform large Matlab calculations and was thinking of upgrading to 16gb ram.
Here is what I am looking for:
1. Quadcore CPU
2. 8gb RAM or higher
3. SSD + some extra
4. Video card capable of dual monitors
Basically something not too excessive but that will be able to handle some heavier stuff if need be and that will last/not become obsolete for a while.
I am a little skeptical of the motherboard of the package above, and a bit of the case both of which have gotten some bad reviews. Basically I am a little worried about receiving a dead motherboard and then it being costly/annoying.
The last question is probably a stupid one but hooking up the USB, phone jacks, etc. to the case is trivial right?