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May 11, 2011 1:02:19 AM

Just wanted to make sure everything was compatible here. Heard the workstation GPU's perform about the same as the desktop ones for GIS purposes. Let me know what you guys think...its been 5+ years since I have built anything and I've been out of the loop since then.

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 (B3)

Graphics: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OS: windows 7 64 bit

I have about $300-500 I could spend to upgrade any of these items if you think they would be lacking. Thanks so much for your help, I need it!
May 11, 2011 4:10:57 AM

kgray4650 said:
Just wanted to make sure everything was compatible here. Heard the workstation GPU's perform about the same as the desktop ones for GIS purposes. Let me know what you guys think...its been 5+ years since I have built anything and I've been out of the loop since then.

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 (B3)

Graphics: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OS: windows 7 64 bit

I have about $300-500 I could spend to upgrade any of these items if you think they would be lacking. Thanks so much for your help, I need it!



you got a lot of work to do.

First of all CPU and Motherboard aren't even in the same category.
i7 950 LGA 1366
Asrock P67 LGA 1155

If you gonna build with LGA 1366 you will need tri-channel memory and not dual channel. have that in mind.

and last but not least i would definably consider a better Power supply.

there is a guide on how to post you question correctly but basically can you give us your budget, and your use from most importatnt to least important that way we can help you further
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May 11, 2011 2:40:15 PM

Thanks so much. Sorry for posting incorrectly; budget: $1,600. uses from most to least important: GIS/general use desktop

So I will plan on switching to this motherboard:

EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Can you help me understand how i choose the correct RAM?
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May 11, 2011 9:12:33 PM

yea the LGA 1366 uses tri channel memory and it goes in amounts of 3, 6 and 12, you proly want 3x2GB which is 6 in total like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also consider a Power supply like this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 560ti performs better than the 460 and it also performs cooler and more efficient.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you never going to use more than 1 graphics card I'd recommend going for LGA 1155 as the only difference between this 2 would be that X58 its capable of running dual x16 lanes.

in which case I would pick this combo and just add the video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
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