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Programming PC Build - $1000

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September 21, 2010 4:55:58 AM


Here is my final build list after investigating through several threads. My main concern is with the PSU unit I currently have. The OCZ Fatal1ty has 550W however I used this tool aid on newegg(Wattage Calculator) that suggests PSU wattage based on your components. It gave me a recommended output of 592W. Will there be issues with this or should I go to a higher wattage PSU.

Budget Range: $1000 (after rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Multithreaded programming, software coding, using the internet, will NOT be used for gaming/watching movies

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: No


PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06Ghz/8MB L3 Cache)
Intel Core i7-950 $230.00 @ Micro Center

MEMORY: G.SKILL 6 GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 Triple Channel Kit
G.SKILL 6 GB (3 x 2GB) $135.00 @ newegg

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R $200.00 @ newegg

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit $100.00 @ newegg

GPU: GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Sparkle GeForce GTX 460 768MB $160.00 @ Micro Center

HDD/PSU: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s and OCX Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
Combo - Samsung F3 1 TB and OCZ Fatal1ty 550W $100.00 @ newegg

CASE/OPTICAL: Rosewill Blackbone Mid Tower Computer Case and LG DVD Burner
Combo – Rosewill Computer Case and LG DVD Burner $43.00 @ newegg

CPU COOLER: Hyper 212+ Universal CPU Cooler
Hyper 212+ $24.00 @ Micro Center

TOTAL COST: $993

Any suggestions on the build? Should I be concerned with this wattage issue. Thanks.

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September 21, 2010 1:11:00 PM

if its for programing id try too find a cheap sub 100$ video card and try too bump up too windows 7 pro ... better software compatibility
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September 21, 2010 1:22:54 PM

If you throw in another GPU and have 3 monitors do you need a bigger power supply? And more cooling?

gkay:

is that mobo compatibility with an SSD drive for the boot/app drive?
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September 21, 2010 2:08:17 PM

yes more video cards need more power but monitors plug it too the wall not the pc and yes that motherbord would support a ssd boot drive ....
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September 21, 2010 11:30:22 PM

Ram, way faster. C7 1333 (latency matters more)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 22, 2010 12:03:55 AM

^ Amen. I was just about to post that exact same thing. RAM speed/latency matters (as in real life performance difference) under some very specific conditions (for which you would not use a mainstream CPU,etc any ways) but for what the OP plans to do, it really won't make a difference.
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September 22, 2010 4:12:45 AM

Shadow703793 said:
^ Amen. I was just about to post that exact same thing. RAM speed/latency matters (as in real life performance difference) under some very specific conditions (for which you would not use a mainstream CPU,etc any ways) but for what the OP plans to do, it really won't make a difference.


Alright thanks for the heads up. Looks like i'll probably be going with 1333.
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September 22, 2010 4:13:05 AM

Best answer selected by lightwave.
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September 22, 2010 3:43:39 PM

builderbobftw said:
i7-950?
Wat?

Why not? It's only about $30 more than the i7 930.
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