Budget (including currency): $1000-$2000
Country: EU / Denmark
Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:
Primarily programming, but also plan to start gaming a little again with the kids, and it should have no problem streaming to e.g. Twitch.
Programming workloads are usually spiky, with frequent high loads on CPU. Longer compiles that takes seconds or minutes to run, where a full (CPU) load should be expected.
Storage is key - it should handle small text files very well and be able to load then as fast as possible.
64 GB memory or more, for running VMs or Docker images locally.
As quite as possible.
Monitor arms for the two 27" I already have (ideally with expansion possibility for a 3rd monitor)
I already have two 27" 2560x1440 displays, and I want to add a bigger 37"+ high refresh rate 4K/5Kish monitor, but its not a priority right now.
My own thoughts:
ITX form factor, as small as possible.
Considering building a case myself, otherwise a small and minimalistic case as possible without compromising thermals and noise. No RGB.
Looking at Noctua D15 chromax black as the cooler https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15-chromax-black
Think perhaps two NVME in RAID 0, with a larger SSD as (nightly) backup target will give the best small file read performance, but not sure.
Not sure what kind of GPU I need, but with the latest release from NVIDIA I think some pretty good ones should be available at a very good price soon.
I will gladly pay more for quite operations, e.g. higher rated power supply with silent operation