Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
I'm thinking about RAID 5 for other hard drives.
In addition to that I will use NVidia 8800 GT (Maybe at some point will get second one if that helps with anything).
I have 2 x 22" Samsung monitors.
What is your opinion on above configuration and which components, from suggested, would you choose?
Would difference between 7200, 10000 and 15000 rpm disks be big?
Would it make a big difference if choose cheaper i7 processor ?
Would it make a big difference if there was 6GB or RAM instead of 12?
What kind of power supply would I need for this configuration?
Also I'm thinking about the case, someone recommended this Chieftec SH-01B-B-B-OP case to me. What do you think about it, can you recommend some other similar cases?
I spent quite a lot of time in front of the computer and my current system bought around 4 years ago (2.66 Dual Core, 2GB) is getting quite old and slow. I would like this configuration to last kind of fresh at least 5-6 years. Is that possible?
Main things I do is graphic processing (Photoshop), music recording (Sonar), programming (Visual Studio, Aptana, Flash), I also want to play games like Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2, Assasin's Creed 2.
Initially I was planning to buy new iMac 27" with i7 processor but it's more expensive than my own build and I already have 2 screens.
I was also thinking about Core 2 Duo 3.16GHz or Quad Core 3Ghz with 4 or 8GB or RAM, that would be much cheaper, do you think it should be consider an option?
Thanks for any suggestions,
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I would suggest looking at something like the HAF 922, it will give you plenty of space for everything and the larger fans will keep stuff cool and quite. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164961
For that setup as long as you intend to stick to a single GPU you can get away with a PSU like the corsair 550VX, if you are considering crossfire or SLI down the line get the 750TX. You also should upgrade your GPU for significantly improved gaming performance.
You may want to shy away from the HAF, as it's a very open case - getting a more closed machine would quiet it down for your recording.
Are you going to overclock? If so, you should get an aftermarket CPU cooler. In fact, even if you aren't, I recommend you do anyway to keep the noise down. The 8800GT can get pretty loud itself, if you've a single-slot version.
I agree with the 920 suggestion.
I'd post links to parts, but I'd only be able to give US links...
Make sure your recording interface (whatever it is you're using) is compatible with Windows 7, and has decent drivers out. I've been having trouble getting Sonar to play nice with newer drivers. It certainly will hate you if you attempt to use the onboard sound card.
It looks like I will be getting i7 920 in that case and I think I will get it up to 3.2GHz
As for the hard drive, I'm looking into something fast for the system partition, that's why 10000 or 15000 RPM, I don't think mentioned Samsung F3 (7200RPM) would be faster than above, especially 15000 RPM SAS Hitachi, would it? (Probably I would consider few of those for Data partition on RAID 5)
Still not sure if going for 12GB of RAM would actually make big difference comparing to 6GB, is the Memory I mentioned in first post decent or could I find something better for similar money?
My recording interface is M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 and it looks like Win 7 32/64 drivers just came out of beta stage. I'm running test copy of Win 7 RC 32bit, haven't tried Sonar on it yet.