Need help with my first build please!

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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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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=N82E16827135204

    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=N82E16811119240

    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=N82E16822136795

    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=N82E16817194086

    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=N82E16820145345

    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=N82E16813157250

    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=N82E16819115072

    PNY NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 512 MB GDDR3 Graphics Card VCQFX580-PCIE-PB
    http://www.amazon.com/PNY-NVIDIA-Quadro-Graphics-VCQFX580-PCIE-PB/dp/B0023B133W/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1312952295&sr=8-6
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