Budget Range: >$1700 (keep in mind, that on some products can be $100 more in aus compared to us)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: programing, development, adobe products, gaming, general use
Parts Not Required: keyboard mouse headset monitor os
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cpl.net.au, msy.com.au
Country of Origin: Australia
Parts Preferences: Intel.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: here is parts i have come up with at the moment. I am going to upgrade to ivy bridge next year, hence the mb, i am also gonna get a big ssd then as well. part store price ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 pcg $219.00 intel i5 2500k cpl $219.00 Corsair 8G 1600Kit C9 cpl $115.00 EVGA 1280MB 560OC TI cpl $255.00 EVGA 1280MB 560OC TI cpl $255.00 Noctua NH-U9B-SE2 cpl $59.00 Corsair HX-850W cpl $219.00 C/Master Strom Scount No Psu cpl $98.00 Seagate 500G SATA3 7200RPM cpl $37.00 Seagate 500G SATA3 7200RPM cpl $37.00 Seagate 500G SATA3 7200RPM cpl $37.00 Patriot 32GB TORQX-2 msy $77.00 LG Blu-Ray Combo CPL $78.00
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Sounds like a nice system. I see no problems with it.
Is there a reason you've chosen x3 500GB drives? RAID5?
I would have thought you could get x2 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3's for a similar price which would provide more storage space?
this is good rig I'll rate it 1 out of 2 . suggestions : CPU Intel i7 260 I think you will need more ram for programing.
Since your plan is to upgrade to Ivybridge it might even be worth just buying an i3-2100 to use for the next few months.
I agree get two larger hard drves and raid them, or get a small boot disk (SSD) and a 1TB drive for storage
hmmm, i3 is only dual core, would the 3 hdd in raid prove to be better speed? or is it best going with 2? i believe 8gb of ram is more than enough, i can always upgrade to 12 when i go to ivybridge... thanks heaps guys, keep the comments coming
Here's an alternative. Seeing how you plan on using most of the cables on your psu (3 hd's, dual cards, etc..) a non modular psu would do.