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I am building a system for a new business.. here are a few details about the specifics.

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LIAN LI PC-V1200Bplus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: PC-V1200Bplus II


$259.99 -$40.00 Instant $219.99
1 ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: Rampage Formula


$299.99 $299.99
1 XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #: PVT88PYDF4


$179.99 $179.99
1 PC Power & Cooling S75QB EPS12V 750W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: S75QB


$249.99 -$90.00 Instant $159.99
1 GeIL Evo One 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GE24GB1066C5DC - Retail
Model #: GE24GB1066C5DC


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$155.99 $155.99
4 Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD2500YS


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1 Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST31000340NS

$289.99 $289.99
1 ENVISION G2016WA2 Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #: G2016WA2

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1 SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Model #: SH-S203B

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Subtotal: $1,817.88


Pending X3350 and a True120..

This will be a main workstation, running a vmware/Linux client. It will serve two purpses:

1. Remote connection for Linux based HDD cloning and data 're-construction'
2. Video editing/rendering for short video production

..price was not an issue.. [dont get many clients like that!]

Currently I am looking for a reputable place to buy the CPU ->X3350 45nm, 1333fsb, 12mb cache ..or I just might have to wait until tankguys has them in stock again.

I would like some opinions on the build.. any recommendations? I will make sure to do a full build log on this one. I will be ordering as much as is in stock, tomorrow.
post #2 of 14
Nice build. Things look good. A p35 and some DDR-800 should be fine. I would get a $97 Corsair 650TX to save few bucks.
post #3 of 14
Don't really need a crossfire board for video editing nor paired with a GT. You'd get better overclocks with a p35.
The geil memory is pretty fancy, but very few people actually use them. I'd get a set that has more usage:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
i7 920 4GHz 1.248 VCore Gig EX58-UD3R 5870 2x160GB Hitachi RAID 0, 500GB WD 
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ASUS DRW-2014L1T Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SilverStone Zeus 850w Antec 902 
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I'd say get this memory and a p35
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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A p35 and some DDR-800 should be fine.
I figured go X48, for the added stability with a 45nm Quad. I plan on around a 3.3-3.4ghz clock speed for the X3350, and have done a lot of research on stable clocks with a 45nm Q4 on these new X48's. P35's have been requiring a tad more vcore and have not been hitting the same FSB's..

As for the GPU- Linux is the reason. Nvidia is at least compatible with most all OS.. I suggested a 3850 to begin with..Either one is going to be a little more than is needed for the video portion of this build... but the client requested something with some horsepower... as there is a 30" monitor in the office..just not running on this rig yet.

RAM is a tough one- I actually recommended the same Gskill kit.. the client unfortunately has had several bad RMA experiences with Gskill, and refuses to ever buy again. That in conjunction with the planned FSB is the reason for the 1066mhz.. I just need a good 2x2 kit that can run a mild OC on low volts [preferably CAS4].
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I don't advise overclocking a company computer that will probably be left on unless the power goes out. They will probably call you up and make you fix it, trust me, it's a hassle.
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I don't advise overclocking a company computer that will probably be left on unless the power goes out. They will probably call you up and make you fix it, trust me, it's a hassle.
i totally agree.

However, they are paying for 24/7 tech support and specially requested the oc'd system for maximum performance. [they have some "in's" at the local Intel office here in Folsom.. i think they are trying to pull some attention to get some engineering samples of some new products from a few friends.] ..its only my place to advise, ultimately if the customer wants to have it..they will. I do the best i can to meet their needs.

*i did talk them out of w/c'ing at least for now..
post #8 of 14
Since it's a workstation computer, why not get a workstation motherboard? Like a P5E WS. It's got the same X38 NB, but is a little bit more stable. It also gives you a PCI-X slot for RAID cards.
post #9 of 14
a PCI-E SAS controller with SAS drives is actually a lot faster than the PCI-X solution... So, no need for the workstation board. And in what sense are they more stable? It's still the same chipset...
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
a PCI-E SAS controller with SAS drives is actually a lot faster than the PCI-X solution... So, no need for the workstation board. And in what sense are they more stable? It's still the same chipset...
It's a different BIOS though isn't it? I heard it was more stable, I must be mistaken.
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