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Perfect build.

Do EXACTLY this, and I would add a 2nd SSD as the scratch-drive. Keep the 128gb as the OS drive, and have a 64gb scratch drive. Also chuck in a decent cooler to allow for OC and this build is GOLDEN.

Be SURE to keep the 2600k in the build - and yeah, Sandy Bridge is a better option than 1366. 16gb is more than enough. Make sure you get 1600mhz or higher memory (CL9 is fine).
I will probably be going down to the 2600 or the 2500, because she will never be overclocking as it needs to be 100% stable, and at that point I should also probably bring it down to 1333 memory so I'm not wasting money. the overclocker in me hates it but I cant justify those processors or that speed memory without an overclock.
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not your fault, I should have made it more clear in the beginning.

I'll definitly take a look at that patriot drive, I have one of the vertex max IOPS drives I have mine stable, but with all the firmware junk that's been going on (I just never updated mine and never had issues) about it I think I'm going to steer the build away from OCZ.
I am with you on the OCZ, I had a lot of issues with mine so I gave it to my brother.

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I cant justify those processors or that speed memory without an overclock.
haha I hear you on that one! It sucks to build for others, esp when they aren't into OC'ing. I have built a bunch for family/friends and it is painful to see it leave me b/c they leave it all stock and just allow it to collect dust.

You can't go wrong with either SB cpu, I will have to say a trained monkey can OC the SB, which is nice b/c more people are getting into OC'ing.

I look forward to watching your build log (if you do one), always fun to watch one from the start.

What Case are you thinking about using?
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I am with you on the OCZ, I had a lot of issues with mine so I gave it to my brother.



haha I hear you on that one! It sucks to build for others, esp when they aren't into OC'ing. I have built a bunch for family/friends and it is painful to see it leave me b/c they leave it all stock and just allow it to collect dust.

You can't go wrong with either SB cpu, I will have to say a trained monkey can OC the SB, which is nice b/c more people are getting into OC'ing.

I look forward to watching your build log (if you do one), always fun to watch one from the start.

What Case are you thinking about using?
not sure what case yet, definitely cant have tons of LED's all over it, and needs to be normal form (no giant exhaust fan on top) small top internal exhaust is okay though. as long as it looks alright as a workstation and doesn't look like a Christmas tree anything goes., got any suggestions?
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Allow me to leave this at:
Add in the coupons, and pick up some cheaper pieces here and there at other stores and it'll be under $1500



Actually, You might want to change out that PSU, I meant to add the 750 watt one. oops
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not sure what case yet, definitely cant have tons of LED's all over it, and needs to be normal form (no giant exhaust fan on top) small top internal exhaust is okay though. as long as it looks alright as a workstation and doesn't look like a Christmas tree anything goes., got any suggestions?
I hear you on the xmas tree thing.

I love Corsair, so much room for cooling (esp water), but the 650d looks like an amazing little box. It does however have 2 200mm on top and 1 x 120mm out the rear. It will give her the 1 USB 3.0 up front as well as 1394 if she needs. Not sure she is too keen on the window, that may be the buzz kill for her, but it is not HUGE, so it may be ok. Also $10 off right now at THEEGG.

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post #26 of 42
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Allow me to leave this at:
Add in the coupons, and pick up some cheaper pieces here and there at other stores and it'll be under $1500



Actually, You might want to change out that PSU, I meant to add the 750 watt one. oops
I know this may not be the right place, but is the workstation card necissary?

I have a gtx 550 2GB edition picked out right now to keep costs down. how big of a difference will that workstation card be perfomance wise?

Edit: I'm asking cuz I really have no idea what the extra $200 is going towards =\\
Edited by bobaffett - 8/4/11 at 1:08pm
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I hear you on the xmas tree thing.

I love Corsair, so much room for cooling (esp water), but the 650d looks like an amazing little box. It does however have 2 200mm on top and 1 x 120mm out the rear. It will give her the 1 USB 3.0 up front as well as 1394 if she needs. Not sure she is too keen on the window, that may be the buzz kill for her, but it is not HUGE, so it may be ok. Also $10 off right now at THEEGG.

Ideas on that case?
yeah, thats the one I was looking at. I'm going to ask her about the window (I dont think it will matter though as the window will be facing a wall under a desk if it goes in the same place as her desktop right now.

I wish I had that case, lol
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I know this may not be the right place, but is the workstation card necissary?

I have a gtx 550 2GB edition picked out right now to keep costs down. how big of a difference will that workstation card be perfomance wise?

Edit: I'm asking cuz I really have no idea what the extra $200 is going towards =\\
Depends on your applications

taken from CGArch:
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NVIDIA Quadro solutions offer features that provide additional functionality required by professional creative professionals:

• Accelerated Video Playback using the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine: The new Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 give video professionals the ability to work with complex HD timelines in real-time without having to generate preview renders to see their final output. NVIDIA Quadro graphics are the recommended solution by Adobe for video professionals. (Supported on Quadro FX 3800, FX 4800 and FX 5800).

• Support for Professional SDI Output: Quadro FX also provides support for professional video output via SDI for film and video post-production and broadcast graphics. The FX3800/4800/5800 support 2 channels of SD or HD-SDI output.

• Application testing and certification: All NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics boards are consistently tested and certified with dozens of leading professional applications, providing guaranteed compatibility, stability, and optimization with the key professional applications in MCAD, DCC, oil and gas, and scientific visualization markets.

• Custom application drivers and utilities: NVIDIA Quadro FX boards offer enhancements vital to graphics professionals, including the 3ds Max Performance Driver for Autodesk 3ds Max and the accelerated AutoCAD Performance Driver for AutoCAD users.

• Support commitment of three years: NVIDIA provides support and driver updates for all NVIDIA Quadro graphics boards for three years from the date of introduction.

• Planned availability of boards for 18 months: With NVIDIA GeForce and other consumer cards, there is no guarantee how long the card will be available, but NVIDIA Quadro boards typically have an availability of 18 months, providing a more stable IT platform across your enterprise.

• Enhanced driver configuration: Designed to support the more varied needs of professional applications, Quadro drivers let users adjust settings for texture memory size, buffer flipping mode, anti-aliasing line gamma, texture color depth, stereoscopic display settings and overlay control–all of which are unavailable on NVIDIA GeForce cards. This allows users to customize DirectX and OpenGL settings that are important for professional 3D, Professional Imaging and Visualization applications.

• Support for G-Sync: The Quadro FX 5800, FX 4800 and FX3800 can utilize and optional G-Sync board to provide advanced multi-system visualization and multi-device film and video environments. The Quadro G-Sync supports frame lock, swap sync, stereo sync, and house sync.

• Support for SDI: The Quadro FX 5800, FX 4800 and FX3800 also provide support for professional video output via SDI for film and video post-production and broadcast graphics. The boards support 2 channels of SD or HD-SDI output, and digital and analog genlock.

OpenGL feature hardware acceleration and support:

• Hardware overlay planes: Enhances performance of 3D graphics when obscured by the cursor, pop-up menus, and other visual enhancements.

• Hardware antialiased lines: Vastly improves the display of 2D and 3D wireframe views in design and visualization software, at a higher performance level than on GeForce, and without taking extra video memory for oversampling.

• Two-sided lighting: Renders the front and back sides of triangles to ensure visibility of surface meshes and cutaway views, no matter the viewpoint.

• Windowed OpenGL quad-buffered stereo: Unavailable on GeForce cards, quad-buffered stereo gives designers a real-life perspective on their models while maintaining full double-buffering for the left and right views.

• Hardware-accelerated clip regions: Designed to handle the many windows and dialog boxes that can impinge upon the 3D graphics window, NVIDIA Quadro FX boards include up to eight clip regions, as opposed to the single clip region offered on GeForce cards.

ATI

ATI FirePro products are optimized and certified for many CAD and DCC applications.
ATI FirePro offers dedicated driver support via regular Catalyst software updates that are based on certified proven testing with leading professional graphics applications.
AMD offers direct customer access to a dedicated professional class technical support team.
Also refer to this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,2258-10.html
A direct comparison of a Gaming GFX to it's workstation equal.
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Depends on your applications

taken from CGArch:


Also refer to this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,2258-10.html
A direct comparison of a Gaming GFX to it's workstation equal.
thanks for the info! I'll try to get this into the build
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yeah, thats the one I was looking at. I'm going to ask her about the window (I dont think it will matter though as the window will be facing a wall under a desk if it goes in the same place as her desktop right now.

I wish I had that case, lol
hahaha, it is a great case, going to use that one for my wife's build. I have the 800D (since launch day) and LOVE it, amazing case.

I think if it is facing the desk, go for it, great case you know it is quality.
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