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i7 2600k build for statistical computing

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I'm an economics grad student and am building a new rig for running statistics apps (matlab etc) at home. Was originally waiting for the Bulldozer but decided to use SB after hearing about the AMD delay. Anyway, below is my proposed build. Critique welcome.

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[CPU] Intel Core i7 2600K
[MOBO] ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0)
[RAM] G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x4) DDR3 2000mhz
[Cooler] Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B
[Case] NZXT Classic Series GAMMA (am I too cheap on that? Maybe I should get a Tempest EVO?)
[PSU] Antec Truepower New 650W
[HDD] Samsung Spinpoint 1TBx2 Raid 0 + 2TB for backup
[Video] Not important. Someone recommend a decent performance card under $100?
[Keyboard] Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
[Monitors] Acer V223WEJbd Black 22" x2

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Let me know what you guys think. I'll primarily use huge datasets for statistical analysis so I don't think SSD would help that much in that regard due to their limited storage capacity.
Edited by assetp - 6/11/11 at 5:33pm
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Thats a nice setup. I was going to go with 2600k also, but when i saw the benchmarks I decided to go 2500K. its $100 cheaper and can bench close to that of the 2600k. Its up to you. For me it wasnt worth the extra money. Look into the Corsair 600T. Thats a great case. But in anycase, looks solid
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Look into the Z68 boards if you are not gaming. Might save some money there if there is no need for dedicated video card.
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+1 for z68 with the feature to use onboard video.
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Thanks for the suggestion on the Z68 board! How about

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It's $50 more expensive than the one in my build but I guess I can just use the built in video in CPU. I don't mind spending around $100 on a decent, dedicated video card though, and am just wondering whether using the built-in GPU would compromise SB's data crunching speed. In that case I'll definitely use a separate card. Thoughts?

I also have a question about the case: the NZXT Gamma and Tempest EVO cases both support 6 fans and are of relatively the same size. However there's a $70 price difference between the two. Any thought on whether it's worth it to buy the EVO (except for the cool factor)?

Also, I plan to OC the SB to at least 4.5Ghz+. In that case, how much do 1600 and 2000mhz memory matter in terms of overall system speed? Is there a 10%+ improvement using the 2000mhz memory? I'm asking because I also need to do some fairly memory-intensive tasks (e.g. data merging using SAS/Stata).

Thanks! After the questions are settled I'll hit the egg button and order!
Edited by assetp - 6/12/11 at 1:26am
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This is not a build log.

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