Ive come up with this for my first build. Im considering it a high end build. Let me know if im wrong. Im going to use it to trade and maybe play a few games. For a few of the parts ive selected more that one item and would like to know what people think. Anyone see any problems with the build?
videocards- Im still trying to decide what to get i need support for 8 extended desktops so i can have 8 independent screens. I was thinking about getting 2x Nvidia Quadro NVS 420's...
OR 2x ATI FireMV 2450- 512MB GDDR3, PCI-E 2.0,VHDCI, Quad DVI Support, Quad VGA Support, Low-Profile... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
How about you give us a budget? Might also want to refer to the link in my signature for the guidelines...
I don't know too much about workstation GPUs, so I'll leave that to some one else. However, there are couple of problems with the build.
First, WD VelociRaptors are really, really bad. There are bigger, faster drives at a third of the cost (Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB or 500 GB, Seagate 7200.12 in the same sizes). If you need super fast HDDs, get an SSD (Corsair Reactor 128 GB for $324).
Second, OCZ's RAM has some problems with compatibility. It's mostly due to the sticks needs for a lot of voltage, and the motherboards don't like RAM to need more than 1.65V. Those sticks are also really expensive. I recommend the G.Skill Pi Series 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 for $180.
I didnt realize there were that many issues with that ram. It is $40 more than the ram u r suggesting and it is one of the supported rams from the gigabyte website. That was the main reason i chose the OCZ's. http://www.gigabyte.us/FileList/MemorySupport/mb_memory... . There are 2 G.Skill there but not the one you are recommending. Should i try and purchase one that is suggested by gigabyte or is it not that important. Someone on the forum told me i should. Also, the velociraptors were actually recommended by someone i know. I just figured getting 10K drives over 7200k would be better and faster.
In other posts people told me to only get 750W PSU . I see u have a 850W PSu in the build, which im fine with. Do u think 750W isnt enough? Also, i dont plan on overclocking just yet. Should i plan for it now. Or is it easy to implement down the road with this build. I figured i could just buy the HSF u recommended when i do.
750W should be enough, but that 850W is one of the most efficient PSUs (lower heat, lower power bills). If you were going to Crossfire/SLI bigger cards, I would definitely have an 850W. If you do decide on a 750W unit, here's another high efficiency unit: SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold for $180.
Overclocking can be done at anytime. The advantage of the aftermarket HSF without overclocking is that it keeps the CPU cooler and makes the computer quieter. You don't have to get it now. In fact, I would wait if you're not overclocking right away, as the price is pretty high for it right now.
The PSU u suggested is also available as a modular unit for $10 dollars more. It looks like the only difference is that it has a few less connections from what i can tell. Is there anything wrong with that one instead. I wanted to keep the interior of my case neat. Also, i read somewhere that with certain PSU's you will need specific UPS's . Sorry, I cant find the article i read that in. And if that is true, I dont even know how to tell what type is what. I have an APC Back-UPS RS1500 that i intend on using. Will i have an issue?
I was looking at the thermal take element g case instead of the HAF922 only because it has the fan control . If im not planning on overclocking would there be no reason to even go with that one? I just thought i could control the fan speeds and therefore make the unit quieter if need be.