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New Ivy Bridge multi tasker help wanted

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June 15, 2012 2:01:24 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: need it now

Budget Range: 3000 - 8000, depending on capabilities

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Multitasking as in acting as network server for accounting app for 3 workstations and as a workstation with many open apps, realtime data streaming of stock charts, videos and large emails AND running CAD, PLC control all at once.
Will run scans and backups in off time.
May run HD video to home theatre ,
May do gaming occasionally.

I can get 2 PC's, one network server/workstation and one for everything else

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
Want new, not refurb or stripped parts

Country: Houston, TX , USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type ( full tower, Best SSD for system sw, mirrored r0 HDDfor security of data,
add'l HDD for removable backup, 2 monitors HD,- have one Samsung 30 plus inch,

Ivy Bridge w. ability to change CPU and add lots of memory, at least 32 gb, USB 3.0 support
At least 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 or more 2.0 ports. Blue Ray/dvd rw drive,
Network and wireless card, can I run 2 network connections at once ?
8 way fast hub needed, wireless mouse and keyboard
I would like to send pc screen to big screen tv as an input and use wireless mouse/keyboard from up to 25 yds. From PC
At least 3 laptoops/workstations will be on network and hit this PC for one accounting app. data


Overclocking: Yes , but stable

SLI or Crossfire: want ability to have multiple graphics cards
1280 x 1024
Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200), 1680 x 1050 and

Additional Comments: (e.g.: no blingness needed like flashing lights, would like a quiet PC)
Is addable cache memory a good idea ?, need some available card slots for PCI device cards for external PLC's
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June 16, 2012 1:33:48 AM

TheBigTroll said:
ill build you the workstation.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ab7p

you will need to build yourself a xeon server to hot all those computers



Assuming I can add network cards to this build below , is this even close for the main PC I'm trying get built? All I know id I want the new IB CPU so I can get whatever upgrades they add. MB need PCE 3 I assume and don't know if I picked any of this right but its a start. :


Saved Build: FASTER PC
Total: $5520.13

CPU

Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-Core

$239.99

CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-C14

$69.99



Motherboard

Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155

$209.99



Memory

G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866

$299.99



Hard Drive

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

$109.99




Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

$109.99




OCZ Vertex 3 – MAX IOPS Edition 240GB 2.5" SSD

$379.99



Video Card

XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB

$739.99




XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB

$739.99




XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB

$739.99



Case

Silverstone RV02B-EW ATX Full Tower

$169.98



Power Supply

Silverstone 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V

$231.82



Optical Drive

Lite-On iHES212-08 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer

$80.70



Monitor

Samsung 400UX-3 40.0"

$1143.84



Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

$173.90



Mouse

Ergoguys CST1550 Wired Trackball

$79.99



Custom

multi card reader/USB 3.0 port card

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USB 3.0 4 way hub

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USB 2.0 4 slot card

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HDMI, mini HDMI interface
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June 16, 2012 1:49:33 AM

your system wont work. first of all, dont get a 6990. they are loud like jet engines. second, you can only run 2 as drivers limit the amount of gpus to 4 (6990 has 2 on one board).

my build was much much better and faster. plus, there are dual nics onboard the WS board so networking shouldnt be a problem.
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June 16, 2012 1:51:13 AM

portun81 said:
Assuming I can add network cards to this build below , is this even close for the main PC I'm trying get built? All I know id I want the new IB CPU so I can get whatever upgrades they add. MB need PCE 3 I assume and don't know if I picked any of this right but its a start. :


Saved Build: FASTER PC
Total: $5520.13

CPU

Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-Core

$239.99


The 2600 is a Sandy Bridge Procesor, not an IB.
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June 16, 2012 1:52:47 AM

Here is another build from ADC Direct:
:(  - Good or not ?

Is this memory(Kingston) junk or great or is there better ?
Should I really add 3 graphics cards?
I think I wanted 2 Velociraptors and 1 large standalone drive for backups plus 2 256 GB SSD's, 830's or OCX ?
Can I run Raid 1 on 2 Velociraptor HDDS AND run Raid 0 on 2 SSD's ?
Then I thought to add one large (3 TB) drive to back up everything to and stream it to offsite backup via a 2hd internet connection through either another IP or another router.

The HDD's woill have the accounting SW on it for the other PC';s in the network but that's all the other PC's will need from here other than to store and retrieve files occassionally (say 20-30 tijes a day).

I also have a DVR that I want to back up to the 3 TB drive which is yet another networked PC.

The SSD's are for boot, OS, games and stock charts, the HDD's are CAD, DB and other bus. type programs and files.

PRODUCT(S)
+ DESKTOP PC, Core™ i5 / i7 Z77 3-way SLI® / CrossFireX™ Performance Custom Computer System
• SILVERSTONE, Temjin TJ11B-W Black Tower Case w/ Window, XL-ATX, No PSU
• PC POWER AND COOLING, Turbo-Cool® T12W 1200W Power Supply, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, Single +12V Rail, Quad SLI Ready
• ASUS, P8Z77 WS, LGA1155, Intel® Z77, DDR3-2800 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /2+2*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 3Gb/s /4, DVI, USB 3.0 /6, HDA, GbLAN /2, ATX, Retail
• INTEL, Core™ i7-3770 Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.9GHz TB, HD Graphics 4000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 22nm, 77W, EM64T EIST HT VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
• XIGMATEK, Prime SD1484 CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2
• ANTEC, Formula 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Compound
• KINGSTON, 32GB (4 x 8GB) XMP HyperX T1 PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz CL11 1.6V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
• XFX, Radeon™ HD 7970 Black Edition 1000MHz, 3GB GDDR5 5700MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI + HDMI + 2x mini-DP, Retail
• XFX, Radeon™ HD 7970 Black Edition 1000MHz, 3GB GDDR5 5700MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI + HDMI + 2x mini-DP, Retail
• XFX, Radeon™ HD 7970 Black Edition 1000MHz, 3GB GDDR5 5700MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI + HDMI + 2x mini-DP, Retail
• WESTERN DIGITAL, 1TB WD VelociRaptor®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 10000 RPM, 64MB cache
• SAMSUNG, 256GB 830 Series SSD, MLC Samsung S4LJ204X01, 520/400 MB/s, 2.5-Inch w/ 3.5-Inch Bracket, 7mm, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
• SAMSUNG, 256GB 830 Series SSD, MLC Samsung S4LJ204X01, 520/400 MB/s, 2.5-Inch w/ 3.5-Inch Bracket, 7mm, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
• SEAGATE, 2TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
• RAID, RAID 1 (mirroring), min 2 hard drives required
• SONY, AD-7280S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM
• LITE-ON, iHBS212 Black 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Retail
• USROBOTICS, USR5699B Internal 56K V.92 Faxmodem, PCI, Retail
• D-LINK, DWA-556 Xtreme N™ Adapter, Draft 2.0 IEEE 802.11n, PCIe x1, Full-Height/Low-Profile
• TURTLE BEACH, Riviera Sound Card, 5.1 channels, 24-bit 48KHz, PCI, Retail
• MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
• MICROSOFT, Office Professional 2010, OEM, No Media
• ELECTRONIC ARTS, Counter Strike: Source PC Game, Retail
• WARRANTY, Platinum Warranty Package (5 Year Limited Parts & Lifetime Labor Warranty, Express/Priority Service)
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June 16, 2012 1:54:54 AM

Darn it, I thought the part pickr site gave me an IB CPU. Which is the right IB CPU number *fastest, most threasds) ?
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June 16, 2012 1:56:45 AM

Merueth said:
The 2600 is a Sandy Bridge Procesor, not an IB.


I used partpickr, it did not say.
What is IB part no. ?
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June 16, 2012 1:56:53 AM

The 3960X is the fastest consumer CPU, at <$1000.
However, the fastest IB CPU is the 3770k which costs roughly $300.

Newest Consumer CPUs:
i7-3770(k)
i7-3820
i7-3930k
i7-3960X



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June 16, 2012 1:58:28 AM

i just told you my build would suit you better. you blew too much money on the case, the graphics cards perform the same as the ones i included.

velociraptors arent worth the money as SSDs can perform much faster

kingston 1.65v ram will degrade your memory controller faster

your chip would not overclock so there is no point of getting a aftermarket cooler

the power supply isnt very good either
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June 18, 2012 12:49:13 AM

Ah, I found your build, never saw it before, just got to the part picker site with no info.
So. does your build , esp. Case, allow add ons like more cards for PLC controllers, 32 gb of memory,
Raid, etc.

I would add another SSD for backup of video DVR and cad files.
I heard Silverstone full tower cases/setups were quiet, cases had lots of USB 3.0, easy access to ports, more bays, etc.
True ?
Also, can I add more graphics power or 3D later ?
Otherwise, anything else to add?
Multi card reader, blue Ray (if not there already ) and external backup.
Thanks for this.
In order to get warranty could I get this through a standard builder like Cyberpower and have you spec and test, burn in for a consulting fee ?
I also need to transfer all my files and programs from my old XP
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June 19, 2012 4:57:22 AM

2633999,10,1180229 said:
i just told you my build would suit you better. you blew too much money on the case, the graphics cards perform the same as the ones i included.

velociraptors arent worth the money as SSDs can perform much faster

kingston 1.65v ram will degrade your memory controller faster

your chip would not overclock so there is no point of getting a aftermarket cooler

the power supply isnt very good either[/quotem


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Thanks for this.

I found your build, never saw it before, just got sent to the part picker site with no info.
So. does your build , esp. Case, allow add ons like more cards for PLC controllers, 32 gb of memory,
Raid, etc.

Is HDDalso for backup of video DVR and cad files.
Are SSD's Raid 0 ?
I heard Silverstone full tower cases/setups were quiet, cases had lots of USB 3.0, easy access to ports, more bays, etc.
True ?
Also, can I add more graphics power or 3D later ?
Otherwise, anything else to add?
Multi card reader, blue Ray (if not there already ) and external backup.

Are you offering to build this through a business you own?
In order to get warranty could I get this through a standard custom builder like Cyberpower and have you spec and test, burn in for a consulting fee ?
I also need to transfer all my files and programs from my old XP

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June 19, 2012 10:55:39 AM

the HDDs are for just plain mass storage or backups. if you need more space, you can get a seagate barracuda 3 tb instead of the 2 1tb hard drives

No. the SSD is just one large ssd. you probably dont need raid 0 as it doesnt really provide that much performance increase in day to day use. if you really want RAID 0, you could go out and get 2 256gb crucial drives instead of the 512gb one

the board supports 4 GPUs. i included 2. but im warning you. if you need to add ore GPUs, go start off and get a seasonic 1250w as it supports up to 4 GPUs

you can go ahead and add the card readers and blu-ray drives if you want

the P280 case is a silence optimized case. but it is still very good in keeping temperatures down

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June 19, 2012 11:09:30 AM

you can build the system yourself. it is pretty easy since you are just plugging this thing into that. sorry, i dont build pcs for other people right now. im only 14

if you can get cyberpower to build this system great. Unfourtunately, in canada, we can get our systems built for only 50 bucks with all the validations plus one year warranty from ncix
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