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.
well, the power requirements from: ' http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine ' 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.
..am 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)
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?