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April 12, 2012 9:44:19 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am leading a project to create a high performance pc for my school's computer lab. Looking for opinions on what we have come up with. Thanks for your responses.

UPDATE:

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $2000 including S&H

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Performance testing, programming, graphics, development, etc. (Its for a college CS/IT lab where the students will be able to use it for just about anything)

Parts Not Required: Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: Wish list on newegg below

Here's the list:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14223709

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April 12, 2012 9:53:02 PM

Well, It really depends on what you need it to do?

Is this designed to process certain tasks or just to look cool. (gaming / video)
What you have built is a nice looking gaming box.

Here is an idea of a cheap server start. This would not be for graphic displays.

Server barebones $649.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6816101314

CPU - $557.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819117256

Ram - 33.99 x3 = 101.97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820139077

Add in some SSD's and you have a rocking box.
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April 12, 2012 10:00:18 PM

I updated the information. Pretty much be able to run anything a CS/IT student could throw at it. Most likely not games due to it being in a lab.

killermoats said:
Well, It really depends on what you need it to do?

Is this designed to process certain tasks or just to look cool. (gaming / video)
What you have built is a nice looking gaming box.

Here is an idea of a cheap server start. This would not be for graphic displays.

Server barebones $649.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6816101314

CPU - $557.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819117256

Ram - 33.99 x3 = 101.97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820139077

Add in some SSD's and you have a rocking box.

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April 12, 2012 10:11:25 PM

Ehh, yeah I would go server route then. A box that can do anything (minus graphics)
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April 12, 2012 10:20:24 PM

What level of education is this? I'm asking cause maybe high school students won't need very expensive hardware to run CAD, 3D Rendering, etc. as effective as possible.

Intel 3930k Processor
ASUS P9X79 Motherboard
Antec P280 Case
G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V RAM
Noctua NH-D14
(Workstation graphics, if necessary)
SeaSonic >700w Modular Platinum power supply
Intel 520 >240GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue
Optical drive
Total: ~1920$ without shipping

EDIT: typo.
EDIT2: approximated the total.
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April 12, 2012 10:28:11 PM

This is for college students.

quicksand10 said:
What level of education is this? I'm asking cause maybe high school students won't need very expensive hardware to run CAD, 3D Rendering, etc. as effective as possible.

Intel 3930k Processor
ASUS P9X79 Motherboard
Antec P280 Case
G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V RAM
Noctua NH-D14
(Workstation graphics, if necessary)
SeaSonic >700w Modular Platinum power supply
Intel 520 >240GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue
Optical drive
Total: ~1920$ without shipping

EDIT: typo.
EDIT2: approximated the total.

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April 12, 2012 11:15:21 PM

In which case, you might not need a discrete workstation GPU.

Intel 3930k Processor
ASUS P9X79 Motherboard
Antec P280 Case
G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V RAM
Noctua NH-D14
SeaSonic >700w Modular Platinum power supply
Intel 520 >240GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue
Optical drive
Total: ~1920$ without shipping

That's a great system.
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