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February 6, 2010 3:55:40 PM

The System will be used mainly for high end gaming and 3d
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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
Next Week BUDGET RANGE: $5000-$6000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO
LEAST IMPORTANT: HIGH :-HD MOVIES,MUSIC & XTREME GAMING ; LOW:-WORK
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR
PARTS: newegg,ebay.in COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:India
PARTS PREFERENCES:
All Parts nothing Excluded....But Cpu,ram and Mobo should be as follows
CPU :- 2 x Intel Xeon 5520
Mobo :- SuperMicro X8DA3
Memory :- 24GB or Greater[Server Memory]
GPU :- HD5970 or Better
OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 or 1920x1080[3D Monitor w/ 120hz]
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I want a Dual LGA 1366 Gaming workstation especially i like it should be quiet & it should consist of Bluray Burner w/ Lightscribe.
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February 6, 2010 4:31:32 PM

My Preffered List
CPU -->2 x Intel Xeon L5520 Nehalem-EP
2.26GHz LGA 1366 60W Quad-
Core Server Processor

Mobo -->SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DA3-O Dual
LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended
ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500
series Server Motherboard

Ram -->2 x Patriot Signature 12GB (3
x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
SDRAM Server Memory

GPU -->
POWERCOLOR LCS AX5970
2GBD5-WMD Radeon HD 5970
2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI
Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready
CrossFireX Support

HDD -->
2 x WD 640GB AAKS RAID 0[Primary]
2 x Samsung Spinpoin F3 2TB [storage]
Monitor --> Samsung 2233RZ or Full HD
Speaker -->
Razer Mako
Headset --> Creative Gaming Headset
Soundcard -->
HT Omega Claro Halo XT
Powersupply -->
Corsair 850HX
Chassis -->Antec 1200
blu-ray burner -->............???
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February 6, 2010 5:50:44 PM

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I want a Dual LGA 1366 Gaming workstation especially i like it should be quiet & it should consist of Bluray Burner w/ Lightscribe.


Question 1 .... nothing in your list of "system Usages" (HD MOVIES,MUSIC & XTREME GAMING ; LOW:-WORK ) will benefit from the 2nd CPU, and system will in fact be penalized in performance for server overhead (i.e. large amounts of memory, ECC memory, limited OC ability, etc) , so gotta ask .... why you wanna go that way ?

Question 2 .... you want a 5970 but also want 3D Vision monitor which, at least to my understanding, was an nVidia only feature.

Once ya address those 3 issues, just for the fun of it, lets look at a single CPU solution which I certainly expect will be a faster gamer than any server based solution. ...and don't forget ... I am trying to spend a lotta money....I'm thinking wait till end of March for Intel's new CPU.s, the MoBos that go with them and Fermi options.....but let's look at stuff available now.

Case / PSU - Antec 1200 / CP-1000 ($300)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Note I really wanted to put the SG-1200 in here but despite being certified Gold by 90 plus.org back in July, it hasn't hit store shelves yet.

MoBo - ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer "Ultimate Gamer" ($399)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My one problem w/ this MoBo is current model only supports only SATA II not SATA III....expect new Asus hexacore boards to drop in march.

CPU - Core i7-980 XE (release Date March 16, 2010) ($999)

Memory - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB CAS 7 (3 x 4GB) ($749)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX Card - ASUS EAH5970/G/2DIS/2GD5 Radeon HD 5970 2GB ($680) add a 2nd in Xfire later on
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PhysX card - ASUS ENGTS250/DI/512MD3 GeForce GTS 250 ($109)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD's - Twin Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2R5 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC in RAID 0 ($1098)

HD's - Twin Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb in RAID 0 ($600)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound - On Board

Blue Ray Burner - PLEXTOR Blu-ray Burner Model PX-B940SA SW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - For HD, Movies and Photo work, accurate color IPS screen use Dell U2410's ($550 on special)
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/pr...
Get two more and use eyefinity

or

Monitor - Dell 3008 WFP ($1700 on special)
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/pr...

or

Monitor - Acer 24" 120 Hz 3D and wait for fermi (getting two GTX 295's and dropping the dedicated PhysX card is an option but why not wait to DX11 stuff drops in 5 weeks)
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/09/nvidia-shows-its-3d-...

Speakers - Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speakers ($392)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard - Logitech G19USB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($175)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse - Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse ($72)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In short, despite the fun and drooling on the above component list, I think it's best to wait 5-6 weeks, see what drops from Intel, MoBo manufacturers and nVidia and in the meantime decide whether you really want a server box and decide between 3D Vision and PhysX versus what ATI offers.
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February 7, 2010 3:19:04 AM

Bro as you asked.
1) my brother told me to get a Dual CPU System for Gaming and also for his engineering studies & work of 3D,Photoshop,Editing.
2)i just want a 120hz Monitor,i just found that one.

It would be Better if you tell me a Dual CPU Gaming Build,i am a heavy multitasker & Burn lots of Dvds & Bluray.
i took up server option coz of high configuration & low power consumption

I DONT WANT TO OC (OVERCLOCK)
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