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Workstation/Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: within a couple weeks

Budget Range: $1800-2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Running Engineering Programs (Fluent, Comsol, Soildworks) and hopefully work for gaming as well.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or tigerdirect

Country of Origin: United States - Alaska

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use an Intel CPU & an Asus mobo (not mandatory) with duel Monitors of at least 20" LCD and full tower case)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080 or 1920x1200)

Parts the I have looked at:

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

2x - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

2x - ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730288

G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231480

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071


I wanting some advice on my current build if this looks like it will work thanks in advance for any input.
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    Looks good but theres a few things i would change:

    - I'd get the i7-2600k over the i7-2600 even if you don't want to overclock because you might change your mind in future and you already have a decent motherboard so it won't even cost much more. It will be worth it because when the CPU starts to show it's age you can get an extra 40% out of it with the right cooling.

    - The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is just as fast if not faster than the WD Black and it's usually a lot cheaper.

    - This is personal preference but i think a workstation should be quiet and you don't need super overkill cooling with a single card setup anyway, especially since youre unlikely to overclock for a while. To make it quieter i would switch the GPU for the Gainward Phantom version and switch the case for the Fractal Design Define XL. Possibly get a cheap, quiet cooler like the Scythe Shuriken too.
  2. jmsellars1 said:
    Looks good but theres a few things i would change:

    - I'd get the i7-2600k over the i7-2600 even if you don't want to overclock because you might change your mind in future and you already have a decent motherboard so it won't even cost much more. It will be worth it because when the CPU starts to show it's age you can get an extra 40% out of it with the right cooling.

    - The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is just as fast if not faster than the WD Black and it's usually a lot cheaper.

    - This is personal preference but i think a workstation should be quiet and you don't need super overkill cooling with a single card setup anyway, especially since youre unlikely to overclock for a while. To make it quieter i would switch the GPU for the Gainward Phantom version and switch the case for the Fractal Design Define XL. Possibly get a cheap, quiet cooler like the Scythe Shuriken too.


    Thanks for the advice. I was wondering if the power supply was high enough for eventually running SLI and around 4 HDD.
  3. Yeah 850W should be enough, especially when it's a top notch PSU like the AX.
  4. Best answer selected by simonb530.
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