Max Budget $2,000.
Current Total: $1,644.89
Summary: About to pull the trigger on this developer build. I dont need to spend the full 2k, but if there is something that would make a big difference than I would consider spending extra. Looking to get feedback on part choice and quality/price. This build is for software and graphics development on an x64 windows 7 machine. I wanted a quad core with lots of ram, a fast main HDD for my apps and a second for storage + Multi Monitor setup. Any recommendations or feedback are very much appreciated.
That will be quite the rig. Some ways to save money:
- Unless you plan on overclocking, you don't need an aftermarket heatsink. It won't hurt, but it's not required.
- 950W is WAY more than you need for a rig like this. 500W would probably suffice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That'd be a great choice, quite a bit cheaper as well.
Besides that it looks pretty good to me. Nicely done
It really depends, it could be a nasty error that randomly kills your computer during an overnight render, it could be an error in a random address file that never affects anything. It might not have a single error once during it's entire lifetime. If this is for high-end, professional work, then it's probably worth it. If it's low-scale, probably not.
And if this is really high-scale, I urge you to go get a Dell business machine with tech support. If this machine breaks and it's your job on the line, what's your contingency plan?
Yep, 1600 just means it can support that speed. AFAIK, all i7-based boards with 6 DIMMS can use up to 24GB, but some have compatibility issues. I'm not all that well-versed in what specific kits are out there for 4GB, seeing as there are only like two different physical ram chips that go into 4GB, so I imagine differences will not be as significant as with 2GB DIMMS.