I am attempting to do one of my first system builds. So far I have purchased:
-- Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 MoBo -- Cooler Master HAF full tower 932 Advanced case -- Asus 120 GB S511 SSD -- Corsair HX850W Pwr Supply -- Intel Core i7-2600K CPU -- Lite-On IHAS424-98 DVD/CD -- 16 GB (4x4gb) Corsair DDR3 memory -- Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
Still to get: 1. Bluetooth keyboard/mouse 2. probably 2 HDD in Raid 0 3. Blu-Ray burner 4. Graphics card
My Questions: a. Can/Should I do a Raid 0 on two SSD's for the OS? Would this be better for speed? OR should I do a Raid 0 on two HDD and use for very often used programs and data storage? b. My graphics requirements are at least three, maybe four monitors all for the desktop. I do scientific computing/numerical analysis/fourier analysis. No gaming at all. What's a good all around graphics card to support simulation, math processing/graphs/real-time FFT's, etc? c. Any recommendations for inexpensive monitors? I'd like 24" 1920x1260 min resolution. d. Any recommendations for a blu-ray burner? Is there anything faster than a 12x out there? e. Should I consider a Cherry switches mechanical keyboard?
Any help would certainly be very appreciated! Thanks so much! Chuck chucke2 at comcast.net
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I have the Cooler Master V8 on an i5-2500k and it keeps it running at a cool 40c; it's better than the V6 because it doesn't cover the RAM slots. For inexpensive monitors, I picked up 2 24" HANNS-G monitors from newegg for $140 ea. and they look great.