Please check my new build..


Im building a workstation for my Father.. the specs are as follows:

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

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Zalman Performa Cpu Cooler

VisionTek 900307 Radeon HD 4670 X2 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Intel 320 Series 80 GB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive - Retail Box SSDSA2CW080G3B5

[4x] Samsung F3 500GB [RAID 10: Capacity: 1TB]
Samsung 500 GB SATA II Hard Drive HD502HJ

SATA Cables:
[4x] OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Left Angle W/ Metal Latch, Black, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Are there any incompatibilities I might have overlooked? Any recommendations to swap something out with?

..Also, sorry for the superfluous entries like DVD and SATA Cables.. i just wanted everything in one spot to make ordering easier.

Thanks for your help.
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  1. also, the reason I have an ATI video card on an Intel mobo is because he wanted at least three native DVI ports, and that was the most economical card i could come up with. Plus.. with his cpu speed im thinking SLI is out of the picture anyway.
  2. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  3. well, the power requirements from: ' ' state the build will require 398w so I think im safe there. Only one PCI-e power cable is required for the videocard and the PSU has two. The six SATA3 ports on the mobo should cover the SSD, 4 HHDs in Raid10, and the DVD-RW. The nine SATA power cables are more than enough for them as well, and the 24+4 pin and 4/8 pin cables are left for the mobo. I forgetting anything? on my last build I ordered the wrong psu and the subsequent rma process was unpleasant. This is something I am trying to avoid this time around.

    ..also keep in mind I chose the AMD video card for the intel cpu because he needs at least 3 native dvi ports, and has no plans on adding a video card in the future. (not that the cpu could even utilize such a config)

    ..anyway thanks for any help.
  4. Without knowing what your father is using the build to do, I can't say for certain.

    However, one thing is clear... you would be better off with the faster i7-2600K.

    Combo deal with P8P67 Pro

    8GB DDR3 1600 CL8 1.5V

    Beyond that you are good to go.
  5. He focuses mainly on accounting and databasing software, and stresses the need for multitasking. He usually runs several demanding applications simultaneously, utilizing multiple monitors, and is powered on 24/7.

    We were considering the jump to 3.8Ghz but the Intel Core i7-2600K seems to be 3.4 natively. Do you recommend anything that is 3.8 without the need for turbo boost?

  6. You need to forget about Ghz and focus on benchmarks. The i7 2600K is the fastest processor you can buy, unless doing heavily threaded applications such as video rendering.

    It will outperform the AMD 3.6GHz or 3.7Ghz processors easily.
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