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September 25, 2009 1:43:47 AM

I'd love to get advice for a new system that is fairly quiet to be left on all the time.
I mainly do development (Visual studio) and have 2 big monitors.
I'd love a nice QUIET system that is reliable.
I plan to do a one button OC and forget about it.
Going to be running Win7 which has been stable for me since beta1 on my laptop.

Going to order it tonight if I get some thumbs up from you guys.

Q1... Should I spend extra $ on faster ram.
Q2.. What do you think of this HD? A few post about reliability. I'm not doing raid... I've had issues with raid 0 and have a server running nearby.
Q3.. I have water cooling on my current system-which I'm keeping. Might move it later if CPU fan is noisy.
I have spare good case/dvds/blue ray/psu already.


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136284
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$94.99


SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X 100269VXL Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102841
-$15.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$209.99
$194.99


G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231282
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$104.99


ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131404
$149.99

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115214
$289.99

trash:
Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3 Socket 775/1156/AMD 130W 92mm "heatpipe direct contact" CPU Cooler RR-910-HTX3-GP - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103064
-$19.99 Saving
$19.99
$0.00


ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835118046
$59.98

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September 25, 2009 5:17:30 AM

Looks to me like you have a nice build posted. :) 
September 25, 2009 5:58:17 AM

Why_Me said:
Looks to me like you have a nice build posted. :) 

:o  You didnt recommend he swap that old Zalman cooler with a Mugen 2?
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September 25, 2009 2:55:46 PM

The build looks solid. If you live anywhere near Microcenter, you can get the i7 860 for $229.
September 25, 2009 3:04:32 PM

Well, I'm going to go ahead and suggest this Samsung F3 Spinpoint which is also 1TB just because it's about $20 cheaper and is generally faster and very reliable. As for the rest of it, thumbs up!
September 25, 2009 3:20:07 PM

Thanks for all your advice. I'm going to go get it, and I will get the spinpoint, because its also quiet and I've got a couple of them.

Someone handed me the wd1001fals, 1tb caviar black.. Is it good to use a gift drive?
Perhaps I'll do a nice chkdsk /f or something...
September 25, 2009 3:28:29 PM

Hey, if it's free, it's always a good option :p .
September 25, 2009 5:27:41 PM

A caviar black drive is about as good as it gets right now. The samsung F3 is cheaper at about the same performance so it gets recommended for people buying.
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