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December 3, 2010 2:38:09 PM

First of all, I will explain what I plan on using this for...
I am a software developer for a company that creates websites and software for banks
I do a lot of software on the side from ASP.NET, MVC, to Windows Applications and I also plan on doing a lot of XNA

My build configuration is the following:

Case:COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Motherboard:ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU:AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2 GHz 6x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Processor
Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Power Supply:Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply
Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Monitor:Hanns·G HZ251HPB Black 25" 2ms 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
Video Card:ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

NewEgg Cost: $1218.92 + shipping

Based items on price, reviews and performance from cpubenchmark.net

Many will say, "you don't need that much memory", but I want more than enough to help with compiles and I'll be running Windows 7 x64 anyways so it'll take advantage of it

I just came from a 13" laptop, so I'm pretty much building from scratch, and my wife and I are having our first baby, so I want to build the best I can now since it will be a very long time since I can do this again.

My budget is approximately $1500, but I want to stretch it as much as possible, gaming will be very little, most likely something like Call of Duty, but doesn't need to the best, mostly a developer rig. I'm also trying to hold out and see when Bulldozer releases since I'd love to throw in an 8 core CPU in this mix. I can hold out for a while without a PC since I have a mini home server that I can just use if I really want to any internet browsing etc.

Ideas? Opinions?

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December 3, 2010 2:45:54 PM

Congratulations to you and your wife.

Do you need this now or can you wait four weeks? Intel Sandy Bridge CPU's are coming out then, it may be worth a wait til then to see what kind of extra performance you can get out of the new architecture.

8GB of memory is more than enough, even for what you say you want, so I suggest you save your money and only get a single set of sticks.

There's no need for the velociraptor, if you're wanting fast read/write speeds for your OS then get an OCZ Vertex II or Corsair Force Series SSD with a iTB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD as storage.

Rosewill's PSU's aren't trustworthy. Get one from Antec, Corsair or Silverstone. Everything else looks fine.
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December 3, 2010 2:56:16 PM

Thanks,

Yeah I can wait, but I was thinking of holding out till I hear when Bulldozer release date it, have a feeling Intel will be throwing a huge price for Sandybridge like the i7s have on them, AMD usually have their prices pretty low

My plan was just to get 8GB at least for now, since 2x 4GB is only $100.

I was thinking about SSD, but they are still pretty pricey, not sure if I really want to pay $100-200 for only 64GB

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December 3, 2010 3:05:39 PM

The New SB that are coming out first will be I5's though..

and yes velociraptor's aren't much faster than most regular HD's now.

I'd suggest getting the OCZ Vertex 2 pick your size. (any size but 100GB it cost more than 120GB for some reason).
And The 120GB G.Skill Phoenix was $185 on cyber Monday.
I just bought the 90GB OCZ Vertex 2 for $185
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December 3, 2010 3:26:39 PM

vindictive said:
The New SB that are coming out first will be I5's though..

and yes velociraptor's aren't much faster than most regular HD's now.

I'd suggest getting the OCZ Vertex 2 pick your size. (any size but 100GB it cost more than 120GB for some reason).
And The 120GB G.Skill Phoenix was $185 on cyber Monday.
I just bought the 90GB OCZ Vertex 2 for $185



Hmm, I will definately relook my Hard Drive spec, thanks
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December 13, 2010 12:38:20 PM

Best answer selected by lee5i3.
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