I haven't paid any real attention to advances in computing since I\nbought my last computer - a Dell Optiplex 330 Minitower with WinXP\nHome - in Nov 2007. Spent over an hour on Dell's web site a few days\nago and was overwhelmed. Way too many offerings that look way too\nsimilar... at least to me. Site seems much less informative than my\nlast visit years ago... or perhaps old age is catching up with me.\n\nI bought the Optiplex 330 in 2007 because it's quiet both audibly and\nRF-wise. Both are very high priorities.\n\nThe 330 has a Core 2 Duo E-4500/2GHz CPU w/ 2M cache. 800MHz\nfront-side buss. Bought with 1GB RAM, expanded before first boot to\n4GB using memory from Crucial. (I like that approach to RAM for much\nlower cost vs Dell RAM at the time.) Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics - I\nprefer a graphics card with its own memory, but I don't need\ngamer-type performance. Wouldn't mind dual monitor capability, but\ncurrently have only one. Would like to keep my current Dell\nUltrasharp 1908FP 19" running in 1280x1024 mode for a while. Graphics\ncard can have more resolution capability as long as it handles that\nalso.\n\nLooking for advice on a new system to replace this... or (equally\nacceptable) advice on how well this system might run Win7 Pro 32-bit\nand how easily it might be loaded with it - driver concerns. I'd be\nwilling to replace the graphics and/or Ethernet cards if that's needed\nto make a load of Win7 to a clean new hard drive in the old system a\nreasonable thing to do.\n\nWould be open to arguments pushing me toward Win7 Pro 64-bit, but\nstill in process of verifying my email program (Eudora) will run on\nWin7 64-bit. Forget Win8. Maybe Win9 (eventually) if it turns out\nthat Win9 is to Win8 as Win7 was to Vista. (One can dream.)\n\nNeed a box capable of holding 2 hard drives of at least 250GB each,\nCD/DVD R/W combo, 3.5" floppy drive, oodles of USB ports with several\nof them on the front of the box. Ethernet card will be hard wired to\nrouter so no Wi-Fi in the box. Internet is broadband cable.\n\nI like to keep my computers for at least 5 years, preferably longer.\n\nIn short, need advice on what box and what graphics card, and as much\nwhy to go with it as you're willing to offer.\n\nThanks in advance.