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Need help with my first build please!

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August 9, 2011 6:16:38 PM

I would greatly appreciate help from the community here at Toms. This is my first build and choosing components compatible with my needs and each other is my problem. I followed the forum rules so:

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: $900-1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Solidworks, data analysis with Excel

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I like newegg, but dependability and price are most important (in that order)

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 max

Additional Comments: Is using workstation card recommended over gaming card?

Thank you to anyone who can help!!

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August 9, 2011 6:52:23 PM

A very very expensive workstation card will be better for professional 3D work etc, but will be worse than a much cheaper gaming card, for gaming. I can put something together for you, are you looking for gaming along with the Solidwork?
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August 9, 2011 7:35:02 PM

Abyssalx said:
A very very expensive workstation card will be better for professional 3D work etc, but will be worse than a much cheaper gaming card, for gaming. I can put something together for you, are you looking for gaming along with the Solidwork?

No gaming, do most of it on the xbox360, can't wait for new battlefield! I have been trying to put something together myself over the weekend, but neck is getting sore from all the reading! I'm fairly inexperienced when it comes to computer hardware so I needed to research everything. Thanks again for any help you can give.
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August 10, 2011 5:03:17 AM

Will this all work together, and can anyone see any better choices?

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic
ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3
12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155
95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PNY NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 512 MB GDDR3 Graphics Card VCQFX580-PCIE-PB
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-NVIDIA-Quadro-Graphics-VCQFX5...
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