Help on New Build

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?

Mo's Workhorse $948
Processor:
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600 $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $179
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131729&cm_re=asus_z68_motherboard-_-13-131-729-_-Product

RAM:
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770 $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095

Graphics Card: None

Hard Drive:
Raid 0- (2)Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $89.99X2=$179.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Case:
Antec Sonata Elite Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129057&cm_re=antec_case-_-11-129-057-_-Product
Power Supply:
Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply $114.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024&Tpk=antec%20cp-850

Cooling: None

DVD Burner:
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 $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=smj3c2g9yw2r
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  1. Is there any particular reason you chose a board meant for dual vid cards...along with that 850w psu, or is this going to be used for gaming also ?
  2. samsung spinpoint f3 1tb's are faster cheaper and quieter than the western digitals they are 60$ at amazon w/ free shipping so switch them out
  3. Why_Me said:
    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?
  4. 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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157252 $114.99
    ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 $314.99
    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093 $92.99
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4100/asrock_z68_pro3_m_intel_z68_motherboard_review/index.html <----- Review of that Asrock board

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Pro3-M <----- ASRock Z68 PRO3-M

    http://pro-clockers.com/motherboards/1969/ <----- one more look at that board
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