After avoiding the endless computer-upgrade-cycle for the last few years, it’s about time I looked at replacing my current home system, and I hope that my approach to the new machine does not upset too many OCAU readers. My PC sits under the table next to my desk, and only gets moved when I want to work on it. This means that I’m not interested in flashing lights, UV stuff, window mods, LED fans or many of the other aesthetic bits and pieces that have very little practical function. I don’t intend to take the PC to a LAN, so it does not need to be a light uber-mod-of-showoffness. But most importantly I don’t want it be something that sounds like a jumbo jet taking off.