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October 8, 2009 12:43:01 AM

Ok This is what I have so far... I bought a corsair 800D case. an i7 975 intel. An evga 760 clasiffied sli x58 over clockers special MOBO. a 1000w corsair power supply. I really want some suggestions on the memory, my hard drive set up, DVD burners, and of course a 24inch monitor. I will be doing graphics on this machine. I am not a gamer but I really want a decent machine. I would like to take advantage of the removable drives on the corsair 800D. So I suppose a SATA drive set up would be great. I can use some internal stationary hard drives too to run my operating sustems on. Can someone suggest something that is the flavor of the month? Many thanks...

Case: corsair 800D case

Processor: i7 975 intel- I have not actually order this but I am really close to buying it... I am scratching my head on this hard....

MOBO: evga 760 clasiffied sli x58 over clockers special MOBO

Power supply: 1000w corsair power supply

CPU cooler: Corsair H-50

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October 8, 2009 12:52:59 AM
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You've already poured a great deal of money into your system, much of which went for relatively small performance gains.

In keeping with that theme,
- 12 GB 160 8-8-8-24 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- a pair of Intel SSDs in RAID 0 for your OS drive,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- a WD Black 32mb cache drive in whatever size/quantity you think you require,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- a Sony Optiarc optical drive 24x DVD read DVD/CD R-RW. Does everything but eat and Blueray, and does it fast.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're doing graphics, Dell's top of the line 24" monitors are *always* very well rated. They are sometimes a little laggy for picky picky pew pew gamers, but that won't be an issue for you.
October 8, 2009 1:19:47 AM

Thanks a ton twobox... Do you think this would be a decent system?
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October 8, 2009 1:23:35 AM

Would certainly be expensive.
October 8, 2009 1:53:58 AM

Since you going top end:

Mushkin Redline
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD's....
Mechanical....pick from here (check noise and temperature as well as performance charts and note that the same vendor series may have wildly varying performance depending on size ....i.e. WD Black 1 TB versus 2 TB have very different performance though both run a bit hot and noisy compared to others.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hard-drives,3.html

Monitor..
For graphics work, you won't want anything with a TN panel.....best under $500 is the S-PVA Dekk 2408WFP

Optical drive....
BR / DVD Plextor 320AS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD's are a HD option but my thinking is I'm gonna wait till after the whole slew of firmware upgades happen post October 22 and prices drop after XMas.
October 8, 2009 1:59:49 AM

I agree Jack on the hard drives for sure. I am going to bring the system up on the standard drives, and watch the pricing as I need to expand my hard drive capacity. Thanks a ton for the response.
October 8, 2009 2:01:21 AM

You know it will probably be close to the release date of windows 7 so I may just look at sometime after then to bring this sytem to life!
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