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November 3, 2010 7:27:40 PM

Hello,
I'm wanting to gut my Creation Station purchased from Sweetwater. I don't have any experience building a computer from scratch.
I was looking at the
(Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950) as a starting point. And thought maybe this motherboard would pair well with it: (ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)
Not sure if I'm able to use my existing Power Supply, Fans, Video Card, etc. My Creation Station was CS2 duo Core. My graphics card is a NVidia Quadro FX 4500. Also, it looks like there's room for 3 sticks of RAM, but I thought I'd read that it takes up to 24GB.. Any help would be amazing.
Thanks

November 3, 2010 8:10:41 PM

I don't see the need of a Quadro, much less a card as powerful as the FX 4500, for an audio workstation.. Anyways, if you are sure you can use all that 24gigs of ram then surely go for it.. Otherwise, work your way up starting from a 12GB (3 x 4GB) setup and see it from there.. As for the motherboard, i don't see you needing supported for tri SLI.. On that account, i'd recommend saving on some cash and go for the Sabertooth X58 instead..
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November 3, 2010 10:20:35 PM

Emperus said:
I don't see the need of a Quadro, much less a card as powerful as the FX 4500, for an audio workstation.. Anyways, if you are sure you can use all that 24gigs of ram then surely go for it.. Otherwise, work your way up starting from a 12GB (3 x 4GB) setup and see it from there.. As for the motherboard, i don't see you needing supported for tri SLI.. On that account, i'd recommend saving on some cash and go for the Sabertooth X58 instead..


The Quadro was an old purchase, otherwise I'd go w/less overkill. What's tri SLI?
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November 3, 2010 10:54:48 PM

SLI is having multiple Nvidia graphics cards. Tri SLI would mean having 3.
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November 4, 2010 4:51:01 AM

are you going used sata 6gb or esata drive. and what drives rare you getting?
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November 4, 2010 7:51:59 AM

Been on NewEgg's Chat all day. Looks like I'm going this route:
CPU Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 $550.00
Motherboard $0.00
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-12GBRH $390.00
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $0.00
Hard Drive (1TB) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $90.00
Hard Drive (250GB) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $43.00
Hard Drive (2TB) Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $185.00
Power CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $0.00
Cooler COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm $30.00
heatpipe direct contact Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
Wireless Card Rosewill RNX-N180UBE USB 2.0 External 5dBi Antenna Wireless Adapter $30.00
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