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post #11 of 17
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True50, ... but they seem to all have crappy PSU, mobo etc. I think we are pretty well decided on building.
Not in the slightest. In fact that is the reason for the suggestion; the reliability will be the same or better then anything you could put together. In addition, if anything breaks, you get the replacement part the next day, now EVGA and BFG have great service, but they can't come any where near that kind of service.

When dealing with business's up time is extraordinarily precious and generally matters even more then performance.
    
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Spammist,
He definitely wants a higher-end quad core. I was debating between a Q9550 and the i7. The price difference is $20 for the CPU and about $60 for the mobo. For that, he said he'd rather go with the i7 since it is at least a little faster.

Good point re the 1 TB drives. They can be had for about $70 of our greenbacks

Good point re the 4830, definitely crossed my mind. Only hang-up is I don't game either (other than FSX) and I've grown to quite like the 4830. Silly huh?

True, I've worked for too many companies that used business-class dells and other makes. Didn't like them, they broke all the time and repair times were pretty slow. Also cost more than 3x what I can build a similarly performing rig for. I'm confident I can deliver more performance and more reliability for less $$$. Lets just work from the assumption that I'll be building something
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post #13 of 17
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I kind of agree with Greensystemsgo with the post "doubt he needs an i7"
Just remember that this build his father wants to last at least 5 years. So an i7 would be perfect and at the price he is getting the i7 920 its perfect.
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If you are looking into aftermarket cooling for a decent price, I recommend the xigmatech dark knight. Also Im not sure if the scythe mugen has an i7 compatible bracket,(I'lll be back in a sec for that) but either one would work great.
There are some Scythes that do. My Scythe Ninja works fine with my i7
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post #15 of 17
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Lockdown, yeah, that was my thinking. An OC'd E5200 like my sigrig would do ok for the moment, but not 2yrs from now. Also my dad is tired of waiting around for his slow computer he has now and wants something that's really fast.
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post #16 of 17
Here's my recommendation then.

Server motherboard (single LGA 1366)


6GB DDR3 ECC


PSU: A nice Corsair would be an excellent idea.

Heatsink: Speed will remain stock, so something like a nice TRUE with a secure bolt through mount would be excellent. Combined with 2x quiet fans (like 800 RPM sythe fans)

Storage can be handled by a $100 Perc 5I RAID controller, I think that should allow you to easily move to a different motherboard and recover the data in the event of motherboard failure.

Case: The Lian-Li's are excellent for low noise, are very spacious, and wicked pretty. Mount a bunch of quiet 120mm fans, and it will be an excellent workstation.
    
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Cool, thanks!
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