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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.
sadly, things just got more complicated, I talked to her and gave her the dimensions of the case, she didnt like it, lol. it was larger than her prescision workstation, and she is hoping for it to be smaller. also it is very important to her that: in her words: "it doesn't look like you built it" lolz so I have to find a case that looks professional like the 650d but smaller, and can still support the full ATX mobo.
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wow! that was awesome can you do it again?


lolz, thanks a ton! I'll go look at all the awesome parts and add them to the list.

and since I have ya for a sec, would going LGA 1366 be worth it to support more ram?
If you plan on using this build for a few years than I'd say yes, definitely. Socket 1366 offers the possibility to use 24GB and it may not be so far fetched to imagine that amount of RAM being put to good use in Photoshop. However you have one big disadvantage at sk 1366: lack of SATA3 support. If you use SSDs sk 1366 is a no-go.

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would it be a bad idea to get two SSD's have one for OS and designate one for scratch?

I'm concerned the scratch will kill an ssd
No it won't. If the SSD is to die, it will die. It won't burn out due to the usage pattern. Here's an investigation on SSD reliability: CLICK. Keep it cool and it should be fine.

An advantage of big SSDs is that they're faster: click for comparison.

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I wouldn't use SSD at this time, the cost is not worth it IMO.
It's a high cost upgrade, but the benefits are higher still. You're entitled to your opinion and I have to admit that against the storage system you've built maybe an SSD isn't a noticeable upgrade, but consider this:1) most don't need 10TB of fast storage and 2) a single SSD is faster scratch drive than a 4xRAID0 due to huge 4K R/W speed.

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Very nice list, although if you went for SB 2500k that would save you nearly $100 wouldn't it? They are very close to the same speeds, and with turbo they should be plenty fast for a workstation build, even at stock speeds.

With that opening in the budget I would suggest a better GPU then, it can help quite a bit in PS to offload onto the GPU I believe.
Over a few years the 100$ bonus will seem insignificant, but you do get the 4 virtual CPUs for some 30-50% more performance in heavily threaded apps like Photoshop. For most workloads the 2600K isn't worth it, but for just such a build it can show its worth.

*EDIT: Case alternative: Fractal Design Define R3 review here (though I would take the black option)

Edited by dragosmp - 8/5/11 at 2:49am
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If you plan on using this build for a few years than I'd say yes, definitely. Socket 1366 offers the possibility to use 24GB and it may not be so far fetched to imagine that amount of RAM being put to good use in Photoshop. However you have one big disadvantage at sk 1366: lack of SATA3 support. If you use SSDs sk 1366 is a no-go.



No it won't. If the SSD is to die, it will die. It won't burn out due to the usage pattern. Here's an investigation on SSD reliability: CLICK. Keep it cool and it should be fine.

An advantage of big SSDs is that they're faster: click for comparison.



It's a high cost upgrade, but the benefits are higher still. You're entitled to your opinion and I have to admit that against the storage system you've built maybe an SSD isn't a noticeable upgrade, but consider this:1) most don't need 10TB of fast storage and 2) a single SSD is faster scratch drive than a 4xRAID0 due to huge 4K R/W speed.



Over a few years the 100$ bonus will seem insignificant, but you do get the 4 virtual CPUs for some 30-50% more performance in heavily threaded apps like Photoshop. For most workloads the 2600K isn't worth it, but for just such a build it can show its worth.

*EDIT: Case alternative: Fractal Design Define R3 review here (though I would take the black option)
thanks for the info on SSD's

yeah, I have to switch over to a Micro-ATX for a smaller case so 1366 is definitely out of the question now anyways.

I like the case you gave me, but its 8" wide which is too bad because it looks really nice and very very quiet.

right now I have her looking at this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811152130

it 7" wide which is still .5" more than her dell, but I'm trying to convince her that the smaller depth and height will make it worth it. otherwise she is going to get a laptop for where her current workstation is and put this one downstairs. this may cut my budget though =(

whats everyone think of that case?
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Nice little case, the PSU is worthless but that will make a nice little backup for you to play with to test things down the road ... Well she isn't going to find a $1500 laptop that can do what a $1500 PC can do, she is living in a dream world.
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Nice little case, the PSU is worthless but that will make a nice little backup for you to play with to test things down the road ... Well she isn't going to find a $1500 laptop that can do what a $1500 PC can do, she is living in a dream world.
Yeah ill be using the psu to test car head units or something lol

And I misunderstood, she was suggesting the same desktop rig just add on a laptop for the kitchen, basically an email machine nothing special and wont take away from the budget

I sent her the parts list I have so far, only thing I don't like is I had to go micro-atx but it's still p67 so I can't complain too much.

Ill post up the parts list when I get home
Edited by bobaffett - 8/5/11 at 2:35pm
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okay I attached the build list hopefully she will order the parts quickly and I can actually turn this into a real build log
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What does everyone think if the list?

Any feedback is appreciated
Edited by bobaffett - 8/6/11 at 3:58pm
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What does everyone think if the list?

Any feedback is appreciated
Purely for looks, I would recommend a Micro ATX Lian Li, such as this one, this, or this.

They are ~3" taller, but smaller in length and width.

EDIT: Don't know if these are any different, but apparently they're designed for P67's
Edited by himynamesnoah - 8/6/11 at 4:38pm
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Purely for looks, I would recommend a Micro ATX Lian Li, such as this one, this, or this.

They are ~3" taller, but smaller in length and width. (with says its 11") she was not thrilled about the fact that there was 7" I don't think she would go for it.

EDIT: Don't know if these are any different, but apparently they're designed for P67's
those cases are nice, but they're far too wide.

I did see that ram, but I didn't chose it cuz in the reviews people had mentioned the ram-sinks were too tall for certain components to fit correctly. I don't think I have anything that would cause for that to be a problem, but I just wanted to be safe.
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okay, so when I want over to finalize the build, she had me change a couple minor things around

She had me purchase her the larger case, the original full ATX motherboard A larger pen tablet, and the ripjaws ram that was "designed" for p67 boards. She didn't see any problems with the larger heatsinks if it had any possibility of being more compatible. I had no reason to argue with any of the changes, so we went ahead and ordered it.

I still need to pick out a 24" S-IPS 8-bit monitor for her. She understands what the different monitor types are and explained to me exactly what she wants. apparently she likes the dot pitch of 24" 1920 x 1200 monitors and specifically requested that resolution (16:10)

I think I'm going to suggest this monitor: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...=baynoteSearch

unless you guys have a better one, I'm not terribly good at choosing monitors.

next post will have the ordered parts list.
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