I have recently come into a possession of a T3500 Precision workstation. Quad Core 2.93 Ghz. 6x1GB DDR3 Dimms.
I know a little (enough to be dangerous) but I am looking to make the most of this with very little investment. I know that this isn't cutting edge stuff here but to me it seems pretty solid.
I put win10 enterprise on it even though it isn't officially supported. It seems to work fine so does the NIVIA FX580 card.
Ideally i would use this as a primary workstation for the next 2 years. Is it worth upgrading memory? It currently has 6 DDR3 DIMMS with 1GB in each slot which is kind of annoying.
I guess I should throw this out there ... I dont do gaming. However, when I bring work home it often is with a lot of data.
I am, however, looking forward to having multiple monitors. I know I can have 2 with the FX580 and I have another card laying around - i have written down G-Force G315. So could I set up another monitor with that? I have the monitors. (I don't know, I just acquire stuff)
I also have the bad habit of having 10-15 browser processes going at the same time along with maybe a dozen office docs / PDFs open. Needless to say that the core duo with 3GB that I have been using with the one monitor off of the motherboard sometimes has issues.
Anyways - any recommendations on how to make the best out of this, let me know. On the bright side, it was free so I am playing with house money here.