Not sure if this is the best place for this question, but it looked like the best match from what I had seen so far, so here goes:
I want to build a new desktop PC optimized for the OpenMandriva OS, and I want to use it primarily for:
3D CAD/CAM & solid modeling
Audio and video creation/editing
Graphics & photo image creation/editing
Real time audio analysis software
Internet browsing (roughly 20 windows with 100 tabs each typically open at any given time.)
Multiple email accounts
Some office software - spreadsheets, databases, word processing
(I’m not interested in gaming per se.)
I use OpenMandriva exclusively, and have been since the early days of Mandrake/Mandriva, and I intend to continue to do so.
I have also been very satisfied with AMD, and would prefer to make the most intelligent selection from among their most recent product offerings and compatible motherboard combinations.
I know that I could simply order the latest & greatest (read: most expensive) regardless of cost, but I don’t see the benefit of purchasing and paying for something in excess of what is actually needed that will have little to no real benefit for the purposes intended.
There are several internet sources of information regarding how to select compatible components to build a dedicated purpose PC; a few focus on optimizing for Linux, but I haven’t found any specifically referring to OpenMandriva… so I thought, why not put the idea out in front of the OM community? If there might be any particular options to consider in that respect, I would like to know.
Given these qualifications, what would be your opinions, suggestions, and/or recommendations for component selection?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated, and thank you all for your assistance.
I truly do appreciate your help.