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If you multitask a lot, then yes, get the 6 core.
The Raptor is also a good OS drive, unless you can afford a SSD.
I would also recommend getting 4gb sticks of RAM instead of 2 (4gb x 2), that way you can upgrade with more 4gb sticks in the future if needed (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226095).

A Western Digital 1TB Black or Samsung F3 1TB is much better than Seagate. (Superbiiz.com is having a sale, the F3 Samsung is listed and with the promo code PADDY15 you get 15% off, the F3 (1TB) will cost you $51 (http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...bWFpbC5jb20%3D).
The case is your decision.
As for the power supply, you might need more watts so I would pick up 600watt power supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171036)
This motherboard should suffice, it's got USB 3.0 and SATAIII 6.0Gb/s (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131651)
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4 monitors won't have much effect on your CPU. Are you trading? Are you willing to overclock? What is your budget? I recommend at least 8gb of RAM for you.

Answers to those questions determine where we go w/ the build...
The 4 montors are for all the applications that are running.

Like right now I have 4 diffrent spread sheets up, Outlook, Firefox (Multiple tabs), Chrome(Multiple tabs), Media Player and various apps.

No Trading.

I'm not apposed to Overclocking. (Unless I should be for some reason.)

Price: I would like to keep it under $500 if that will work.
The price of the combo sounded good. That's why I wanted your guys thoughts.

No Question 8GB min.

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If you multitask a lot, then yes, get the 6 core.
The Raptor is also a good OS drive, unless you can afford a SSD.
I would also recommend getting 4gb sticks of RAM instead of 2 (4gb x 2), that way you can upgrade with more 4gb sticks in the future if needed (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226095).

A Western Digital 1TB Black or Samsung F3 1TB is much better than Seagate. (Superbiiz.com is having a sale, the F3 Samsung is listed and with the promo code PADDY15 you get 15% off, the F3 (1TB) will cost you $51 (http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...bWFpbC5jb20%3D).
The case is your decision.
As for the power supply, you might need more watts so I would pick up 600watt power supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171036)
This motherboard should suffice, it's got USB 3.0 and SATAIII 6.0Gb/s (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131651)
In your opinion would the SSD make much of a difference?

The setup sounds good and affordable. Do you know what size the Board is? I couldn't find it anywhere.


I think I'm going to pickup the F3 HD right now. That seams like a real good deal. Could I do the Raptor/SSD (for OS), get 2 of the F3's and Raid 1?
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The 4 montors are for all the applications that are running.

Like right now I have 4 diffrent spread sheets up, Outlook, Firefox (Multiple tabs), Chrome(Multiple tabs), Media Player and various apps.

No Trading.

I'm not apposed to Overclocking. (Unless I should be for some reason.)

Price: I would like to keep it under $500 if that will work.
The price of the combo sounded good. That's why I wanted your guys thoughts.

No Question 8GB min.

Thanks!!
Hmm... do us a favor and fill in your current system in your "User CP" at the top of the screen... Need to see what you have currently. Go w/ the AMD 6 core and overclock the crap out of it. Also, DDR3 is cheap now, buy 8gb. P.S. I think your RAM is the culprit to your issues. Q6600 should be able to handle all of that no problem. Spreadsheets really don't eat up that much CPU. I have spreadsheets open all day on a E7200 at work. I only have 2GB of ram. Right now I have 12 windows open (Bloomberg terminal, two chrome browsers w/ multi tabs, random software, notepad file, three spreadsheets, windows explorer... i usually have my taskbar 3 levels tall to fit everything (usually have 20+ windows). I do this all on an E7200 + 2GB on Win XP Pro. It could be that you have a virus hogging all of your resources... your CPU should not be at 100% all the time... something is wrong.
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Raptors are mechanical, and spin at higher revolutions per minute than regular hard drives (10,000rpm compared to 7200/5400. Solid State Drives are not mechanical. Because SSD's are so expensive and are small in size the best thing you can use a SSD for is the OS itself. It will fill up fast if you use it for programs, games, and files/media. SSD will increase your computer speed dramatically. Search the forums and you will find benchmarks comparing regular HDD's to SSD's. I have no personal experience with SSD's so i cannot say how good or bad they are. From what I've heard and read, SSD's are AWESOME.

The ASUS board i chose for you is a regular ATX board so the size is probably 12" by 9"; maybe 9.6" in width, maximum..
Regarding your question
What you can do is setup 2 OS systems (one on the SSD, and one on the Raptor) that way if one fails, you have the other for back up.
Edited by Stealth2o - 3/9/11 at 2:15pm
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Sorry for the double post. I just wanted to clarify that the Samsung F3 deal is going to go away fast because the promo code can only be used 2,000 times, so if you're going to pick it up, do it ASAP.
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post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
Hmm... do us a favor and fill in your current system in your "User CP" at the top of the screen... Need to see what you have currently. Go w/ the AMD 6 core and overclock the crap out of it. Also, DDR3 is cheap now, buy 8gb. P.S. I think your RAM is the culprit to your issues. Q6600 should be able to handle all of that no problem. Spreadsheets really don't eat up that much CPU. I have spreadsheets open all day on a E7200 at work. I only have 2GB of ram. Right now I have 12 windows open (Bloomberg terminal, two chrome browsers w/ multi tabs, random software, notepad file, three spreadsheets, windows explorer... i usually have my taskbar 3 levels tall to fit everything (usually have 20+ windows). I do this all on an E7200 + 2GB on Win XP Pro. It could be that you have a virus hogging all of your resources... your CPU should not be at 100% all the time... something is wrong.
I just filled it out the best I could. I can do more searching. The computer is pretty old.


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Originally Posted by Stealth2o View Post
Sorry for the double post. I just wanted to clarify that the Samsung F3 deal is going to go away fast because the promo code can only be used 2,000 times, so if you're going to pick it up, do it ASAP.
Thanks!

Bought 2 of them.
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post #19 of 35
What is the guys PRICE?
The question is:
Should i get this combo?

If its cheap, yes then get a new 890FX board and a decent GPU when you can afford it.

The biostar 890fx
and the ASROCK 890fx will OC the 1055 to 4.0 with ease for a decent price.
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Get what you can afford.
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