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October 24, 2011 7:28:47 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next couple months

BUDGET: around $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: professional programs (solid works, revit, etc.), gaming (cod, battlefield 3)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel for CPU. open to anything for other parts

OVERCLOCKING: no

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe, but didnt think about it

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1366 x 768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: thanks on advance. Im looking to see if these parts are compatible and performance for price

here is the list of parts i found.

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

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

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - ATI 100-505606 FirePro V4800 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD - SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MONITOR - HP S1933 Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
also using my 42' vizio LCD TV as a second monitor, which needs HDMI to connect

KEYBOARD - Microsoft E6K-00001 Black 104 Normal Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Wireless Keyboard 2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

FINAL COMMENTS - The whole build comes out to be 974.89. also i was wondering if the HSF is necessary because the case already has 5 fans in the case. So, would the stock CPU fan be enough to keep it cool?

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October 24, 2011 7:51:33 PM

Stock CPU coolers are generally plenty cooling for anything other than overclocking.. So yeah, you probably wont need the extra CPU cooler.

I would recommend upgrading that monitor.. 19" is pretty small for a workstation. I would recommend 22 or more.. try and keep it 2ms response time or less also. Otherwise, you will see ghosting.

Workstation GPU dont tend to be very good with games. For the price you're paying for with that one, i would go with the 6850 1GB. Better for the games and will give plenty of performance for your other stuff :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Back to the case, the mesh front is going to be a dust magnet, just a heads up.



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October 24, 2011 7:55:53 PM

rozz said:
Stock CPU coolers are generally plenty cooling for anything other than overclocking.. So yeah, you probably wont need the extra CPU cooler.

I would recommend upgrading that monitor.. 19" is pretty small for a workstation. I would recommend 22 or more.. try and keep it 2ms response time or less also. Otherwise, you will see ghosting.

Workstation GPU dont tend to be very good with games. For the price you're paying for with that one, i would go with the 6850 1GB. Better for the games and will give plenty of performance for your other stuff :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Back to the case, the mesh front is going to be a dust magnet, just a heads up.


would the PCI express 2.1 be compatible with the PCI express 2.0 on the motherboard? thanks for the advice on the monitor i wasnt sure what to look for in a monitor
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October 24, 2011 8:03:51 PM

yessir.. 2.1 is compatible. they are the same specs and same bandwidth.

as for monitors. if you want a brilliant one, check out the Asus one here. It is the best that i have seen. After i bought mine, i had to buy 2 more they were so good!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$159 after rebate aint bad!

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October 24, 2011 9:24:55 PM

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