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Feedback Needed - Homebuilt Workstation

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December 6, 2010 5:36:47 PM

Hello All,

I have been out of the technology loop for over 2 years so any feedback would be great appreciated.

I need to build a budget workstation, I have always built gaming rigs in the past I think its about the same setup.

Budget: 850-950

1. What is the most important component in the workstation??

2. What are the best components I can get within my budget?

1. CPU - Unsure
2. GPU - Not sure whos king ati or nvida
3. RAM - Not sure whats good
4. MOBO - I have no clue.
5. HD - I think ill go with 1tb of w/e is on sale??
6. Case - P180 for sure
7. CD drive- Ill go with whatever is on sale
8. Power supply - Corsair still good??

I have a mouse, keyboard, monitor..

Thank you all for your feedback!!

December 6, 2010 6:22:46 PM

Processor: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Motherboard: MSI X58M LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Graphics Card: HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

RAM: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Power Supply Unit: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Optical Drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner – Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 – OEM

Computer Case: Whichever you wanted?

This could be a pretty solid build for around $950
December 6, 2010 6:30:50 PM

Ive had problems with MSI in the past not to mention the reviews on newegg were pretty bad.

Could you reccomend another board?? or is this the best board for the features??

Is x58 chipset the best to go with?? newest?? will I be able to expand later down the line??

Thank you!!
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December 6, 2010 8:04:30 PM

Thank you so much for all of your help!!!
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December 6, 2010 8:17:45 PM

avoid MSI like the plague