Model: Corsair Vengeance
Total Memory: 32GB ((8gbx2), I get that 2x)
Memory Type: DDR3-1600, SDRAM. Making sure the Memory is compatible with the motherboard. Price: ???
I have no idea, due to the large USB port amount on the motherboard @_@
5. Power Supply:
Depends on the case, I have a Corsair TX750W. Will it do? Else what do you suggest?
6. DVD-RW drive:
I'll look into that later, worst case I move my old pioneer from the older (and now broken) PC.
7. Hard Drive (1):
Model: Crucial M4 SSD
Hard Drive (2):
8. Video Card:
Model: nVidea GeForce GTX 580 (I already have it) Is it compatible?
9. CPU cooler:
I understand what this is, but don't know what to get/how to install.
10. Thermal Compound:
Same as with #9.
11. Operating System:
Dual Boot Windows (probably 7) and Mint 13 (Cinnamon).
Maybe also Mangeia 2.
Windows: Contained on the SSD (for fast OS performance). All programs and documents go on the external 1TB, on a 400GB partition.
Mint: "/" is on SSD (for fast OS performance). /home is on HDD.
Mangeia: Same as mint.
Swap: located on HDD, shared between mint and mangeia.
Additional: extra ext4 partition on HDD, shared documents between mangeia and mint, basically hard links to Pictures, Documents etc. Not shared /home because that would affect program installation.
I have a nice 1900x1200 LG VGA monitor.
13. Keyboard and Mouse:
Have a razor lycosa for keyboard and G5 logitech mouse.
Purpose: Gaming, Developing (both games and other stuff, as I said, I'm a programmer) and hardcore (and I mean hardcore) rendering (3d vectoral), sometimes at the same time.
OCing: I'll try and see how Intel's overclock tool works, if it's not playing nice I'll try doing it manually.
Budget: 1500$ should be ok. Up to 2500$ if needed. Basically, as long as it fulfills requirements (in a sec) I should be fine.
-at least 16gb ram, 32 is preferred but I can live with 16 quite fine. -> I will be running VS (or mono), blender, and multiple other things at the same time. My last prebuild had 8gb and it wasn't near enough (both page-files on both SATAs were fully used).
-more than 3GHz on the CPU, preferably quad core. 64bit.
-Motherboard must be compatible with linux. I have an asus motherboard around that isn't. (though from my knowledge, only asus does that).
(other things aren't nearly as important, considering I already have the video card)
Thanks for the reply however, as it already answered a few questions. Can I ask of the advantage of the i5-3570k?