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March 23, 2011 1:11:37 AM

Hello,

Building a new machine after getting some ideas from the forum and net. Primary purpose will be to run equipment (that relies on both USB 2.0 and RS-232), analyze images (2D), data analysis, and low-end coding.

Budget: Is not really an issue, however I suspect that I can get all I need within $1300

I need help with

(1) picking up a P67 motherboard as options tend to fluctuate with availability.
(2) deciding whether should I stay with a 2600 SB or get a 2600K (won't be overclocking)
(3) should I get an after market cooling system?


Here is the list of items I have considered so far:

CD/DVD $19
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE $100
LIAN LI PC-7FN Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU $100
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU $300
i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
RAM $85
G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD $195
OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD $176
* Will be set up in RAID 1
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU $130
*for potential use of CUDA
ASUS ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MULTI CARD READER $17
Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RS-232 SERIAL CARD $35
StarTech 2 Port PCI 16950 RS-232 Dual Voltage / Dual Profile Serial Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $1,156 plus MoBo, 2x screens (not included in budget), keyboard and mouse...

Any input would be appreciated !
cheers
March 23, 2011 2:20:36 AM

Really? no comments?
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March 23, 2011 12:30:00 PM

But I thought that with an H67 board you couldn't add a graphics card, correct? (or there would be serious conflict with the board) The apps I am running do require a bit more juice such as the one offered by discreet cards.

Also, looking for a full ATX board...

Any suggestions?
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March 23, 2011 2:51:02 PM

selas said:
But I thought that with an H67 board you couldn't add a graphics card, correct? (or there would be serious conflict with the board) The apps I am running do require a bit more juice such as the one offered by discreet cards.

Also, looking for a full ATX board...

Any suggestions?

You can add a gpu to those boards. Those boards don't over clock like the P67 boards...but ya, they have PCI-E slots for the graphics card.
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