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May 10, 2011 8:34:48 AM

If someone could take a very quick look at this (my first) build before i buy I would be very very grateful. Sorry for repost, waited 2 weeks without reply and now desperate for help--Primary work computer is down and need to replace workstation right now(literally). Would also be grateful for advice on where to get immediate help outside this forum. Thank you

Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: 3000 usd
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Rhino, Autocad, CS5
Parts Not Required: -
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: -
Country of Origin: China
Parts Preferences: see parts list below
Overclocking: no
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: workstation


MOBO: SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DAi
CPU: 2x Xeon E5620
GPU: NVidia Quadro 2000
RAM: 2x 4GB/PC3-10600/DDR3 ECC
SSD: Crucial C300(128GB)
HDD(option 1): WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" (WD1001FALS)
HDD(option2): WD 600GB 10000 SATA3/32M(WD6000HLHX)
DVD: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S
LCD: LG-W2242S-PF
Key: K120(Logitech)
Mouse: M90(Logitech)
Case: Corsair 700D
PSU: Corsair HX750

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May 10, 2011 1:12:42 PM

You really should post in the business computing section. The people in that forum are more knowledgeable with business hardware.
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May 10, 2011 1:44:09 PM

I'll try that. thanks for tip
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May 11, 2011 1:04:27 AM

well...good idea, but my post was immediately moved back to this forum by mediator. :) 
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May 11, 2011 1:14:46 AM

good build but go with ur 1st hhd option and the nvidia quadro link didnt work
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May 11, 2011 9:57:58 AM

thx mjmjpfaff

One last thing. I'm begining to question the xeon quad core. Maybe too much for this modest build. Perhaps I would be very happy with a single i7-2600k or i7-980x. Any last-minute advice on this point...

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May 12, 2011 1:35:24 AM

r the new sandy bridge xeon processors out of your budget? but also the 2600k and 980x are very good preformance wise also. will this be just for you or will it be for a business with many people. if it is just for you go with the 2600k and give it a good oc you wont be dissapointed. if you do that grab a mainstrem gaming graphics card like a 560 ti or 570 and give that a good oc. the zotac gtx 570 is 299 with rebate at tiger direct and that price wont be beaten.
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May 13, 2011 4:18:44 AM

yeah, i can't touch the sandy bridge xeon->$$
Its just me, I freelance, but I'm reluctant to overclock my workstation for stability reasons but maybe i shouldn't worry so much. Regarding 560 ti/570, do you know how they handle CAD, CS5, etc. Those workstation cards are pricy, perhaps a mainstream card would do the trick...
So I think its down to 2x E5620 or single 2600k. I guess I want to know if the multiple quad cores are overkill for this build. I guess I could get single xeon and see if its enough, but that doesn't sound like me.:) 
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May 13, 2011 4:54:37 AM

get a 2600k it is so easy to oc it to 4.4ghz just turn up the multiplier. im runnin a 2500k at that speed no voltage tweak just upped the multiplier. the 560 ti or the 570 will handle those programs with ease especially at that resolution. ur from china. hmmm i do not know where to get those parts. well good luck i hope ive helped.

p.s. for ur hard drive get the samsung f3 1tb
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May 13, 2011 6:11:20 AM

thanks again mjmjpfaff for your help. very useful.

btw, at what resolution will i really benefit from a workstation card? seems like drawing complexity is the other half of the story, so lets assume i have a doosy of a 3d model open.
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