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Newby here and to building machines!

I had this order put together and since waiting for my return I think I may want to got the i5 2500k way!

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model

Processor
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU Cooler
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

PSU
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Optical
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B

So this build is the going plan, but I have been seriously considering just building a i5 2500k system since I do not really plan to use the SATA II anyways?

Well let me know what you think: Wait for Sandy Bridge chipset fix and build one then? Just build i5 2500k system now, don't use SATA II? Or should I go with the AMD build? if I go with Sandy bridge I will have a lot of questions about another set-up!

I am very impatient so it will be very difficult to wait any longer! LOL

If you need background about my uses here:

I am not a gamer, I use these programs frequently: CS5, MATLAB/Simulink, NX5, and thats about all. I know these builds I want to do are a bit over kill, but I would also like to just be using the most up to date Hardware. That way it lasts a very long time, and I can learn all the new tech.

Oh also should note this will be hooked up to 1080p Samsung TV, that is why I went with the mobo i did with the integrated GPU.

I want to have the capabilities to do everything with new tech, SATA III, USB 3, PCI 2.0 x16, Crossfire, and even OverClocking of course.

Well sorry this is so lengthy but wanted to get all the questions out of my system for now!

Later,

Jesse
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Being that you're not a gamer -- the processor is a good choice for multi-threaded apps such as the ones you listed.

RAM -- Because it is often the same price (or cheaper) I'd look for a deal on 1,600MHz RAM. At the same time, 1800MHz and 2,000+MHz RAM is rarely worth the added cost for the minimal ROI it provides. 1600MHz is the sweet spot.

PSU -- I'm a big fan of gold-rated PSUs. As the power source for all the other expensive stuff in a system, I don't like taking chances. That's not saying all gold-rated PSUs are "good" or worth their higher price. But take a look at the CorsairAX series. Seasonic has some good gold rated PSUs too.

I don't see a video card listed -- any reason? If you're doing a lot of CS5 work, a GPU would really benefit you here as you can offload some rendering to the GPU, and it's a lot, lot faster and more efficient at such things than the CPU is. Perhaps a GTX 560 or 570? Depending on your budget, you may want to check out the Quadro workstation cards.
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Thanks for the response The_Cyb0rg.

What RAM would you recommend I was trying to make sure and get some that others have used, or that was supported by the Mobo/CPU?

I am trying to keep it under $900, the reason I was not going to have a graphics card was to keep the price down and I was told I really wouldn't need it for my uses. Would I be better off with a reasonable GPU, and change the Mobo to one without an integrated one?

I will look at other PSU, I truly know how important they are. And the one i had picked out is out of stock right now anyways LOL.

Well, since I am in the INTEL build section. Are there any comments on the i5 2500k build I mentioned, or for my needs would the 1090T be best?

Thanks in advance
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Thanks for the response The_Cyb0rg.

What RAM would you recommend I was trying to make sure and get some that others have used, or that was supported by the Mobo/CPU?

I am trying to keep it under $900, the reason I was not going to have a graphics card was to keep the price down and I was told I really wouldn't need it for my uses. Would I be better off with a reasonable GPU, and change the Mobo to one without an integrated one?

I will look at other PSU, I truly know how important they are. And the one i had picked out is out of stock right now anyways LOL.

Well, since I am in the INTEL build section. Are there any comments on the i5 2500k build I mentioned, or for my needs would the 1090T be best?

Thanks in advance
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Wow that is a great deal, that is actually the RAM I wanted. Cool, anything else that is a good deal right now at newegg. Might as well start ordering, I know I am going with AMD 1090T.

Still not sure on the Motherboard and Video card situation? Any suggestions

Also is the C300 SSD a good drive, might order that soon as well.
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Check out the gtx 460 SC

What are your thoughts on full tower ?
Edited by sockpirate - 2/15/11 at 8:12pm
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Wow that is a great deal, that is actually the RAM I wanted. Cool, anything else that is a good deal right now at newegg. Might as well start ordering, I know I am going with AMD 1090T.

Still not sure on the Motherboard and Video card situation? Any suggestions

Also is the C300 SSD a good drive, might order that soon as well.
From personal experience and to save you money I would not suggest an SSD, for the few seconds it shaves off, its not worth it at all... I returned mine and it was a Sandforce drive. I just couldn't justify the 64GB of space for $110.
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C300's are a great drive. I own a small 64gb version os only drive for now, but it's been very solid in what it need to do along with holding some often used programs on it with some spare space. It's perfect for holding off on buying much higher capacity ssd maybe a year or so down the line for me.
    
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If your budget allow's it i would strongly recommended going with a 2500k if you have no plan in using SATA 2 ports. Even though AMD has 6 cores, the 2500K actually out performs the 6 cores in multi threaded apps, such as in video or 3d rendering programs.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=288
    
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