I'm looking for a little help as I attempt my first build. I have not messed with hardware since I overclocked my TRS 80 a long time ago. I want to build a computer that will not go obsolete to rapidly and that can serve as the storage site on my network. I plan to back up my laptop to this RAID drive. The only power intensive apps I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and OCR. My first priorities are stability, and quietness. Cost is not such a big issue. So here's what I'm planning to put together and I hope you can let me know if I've gotten anything in here that is obviously wrong. I know this is pretty overpowered for what I am using it for. I am thinking that there may be much more sophisticated voice recognition that requires more power,and I want my voice recognition running as smoothly and quickly as possible. Any thoughts about this?
Is there any particular reason you chose a board meant for dual vid cards...along with that 850w psu, or is this going to be used for gaming also ?
Thanks for asking. The 850 w psu is there just because I might need power in the future. I suppose I could downgrade the psu. I thought that z68 mobo allowed me to use the onboard video in the i7 and was a better option than a h67 board. What mobo & psu would you recommend I step down to if I see that as overkill?
Here's a few options to look at. First that mobo down below is a bargain at that price. It still allows you to add a discreet vid card in the future and it comes with all the bells and whistles. That psu down below will give you more juice then you most likely will ever need, it's made by Seasonic...which is the best of the best not to mention it's modular... and the 2600K just in case you get the bug one day to push your system.
Also have you thought about an SSD along with a single 1tb h/d? Something to think about.