I would like to buy a new PC, a really fast one based on the new Sandy Bridge configuration. Considering that I'm not an expert choosing the best components for this build I would like to ask your oppinions on this.
I'm not interested in overclocking or gaming and the system and I would like it to be a silent one. Below you can find some of the components I tought would be the best to make a performant build.
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 3.40GHz
Cooler: Cooler Scythe Ninja 3
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H-B3
MEM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 XMS3 Dual Channel kit rev. A
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 Series 120GB SATA-II with SandForce1222
HDD: RAID 0 of Samsung 320GB SATA-II 7200 rpm 16MB SpinPoint F4
GPU: not needed
Case: Antec Three Hundred or Nexus Prominent 9
These are only my "rookie" selections and I would like to ask you guys to improove any of the above components if you find anything better or faster.
The price limit would be around 2k $ but like I said I would like to buy the fastest build needed for multitasking reasons and running lots of applications simultaneously.
Thank you in advance, I'm looking forward to the best feedback I could get.
I don't own a GPU, I will use the one from the motherboard (I'm not interested in games) and as I read the H67 integrated video card will satisfy my basic needs.
Correct. The H67 motherboard and the HD 3000 graphics on the i5 2500 / i7 2600 is actually quite a good GPU.
Comparison of 2500vs2600 (K models used since the chart had them available)
Even with .1Ghz faster clock and hyper-threading the performance is very close. Productivity=Multi-tasking.
Full comparison here.
-> You'll notice some big differences in 2500x2600 performance but unless you're doing that type of work - media/video creation & encoding you won't be able to notice the difference in performance.
Neither Scythe Mugen 2 revB or Scythe Ninja 3 indicate they are socket 1155 compatible on the Scythe website.
Scythe might just be lazy updating the website but until you positively confirm they will work on socket 1155 do not buy them.
OCZSSD2-2AGT E 120G = avoid. Good options of Sand Force 1200 SSD:
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G
OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT120G
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-120GBP2 2.5" 120GB
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB
Patriot Inferno PI120GS25SSDR 2.5" 120GB
1600 1.65V CL9 is acceptable but 1.5V is ideal.
There is small advantage in some situations/some applications to lower Cas Latency CL8/CL7 RAM.