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Workstation/gaming/rendering thoughts!

Last response: in Systems
September 6, 2012 2:43:12 AM

Hi There! new to the forums but have been browsing for some time now.

i wanted to get some remarks on a computer i just built for me

so here it goes

Case: NZXT Phantom white

Mother Board: ASUS Z8NA-D6C Dual LGA 1366

Sound Card: ASUS MIO-AUDIO 888 MIO Sound Card

CPU: 2-Intel Xeon E5606 Westmere-EP 2.13GHz (aka 2 quad core = 8 core total :D  )

CPU Cooler: 2- Intel BXSTS100A Active heat sink with fixed fan

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB)

Hard Drive: Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM

SSD: SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB

GPU: Galaxy 56NPH6HS4IXX GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) GC 2GB 256-bit

DVD Burner: Asus


Wireless: Rosewill RNX-N600UBE USB 2.0 Wireless Dual Band Adapter

Extra Fans: 2- NZXT 200 mm BLUE LED fan

Total ~ $1700

Just wanted to get some remarks about this build. I personally love it and since it was my first build it was alot of fun putting it together.

please comment!
September 6, 2012 8:17:19 PM

Westmere isn't a very exciting build honestly,that's some aged tech. Hope you need the processing power,because it's a poor gaming rig.
September 6, 2012 8:29:36 PM

There exists a dual LGA 2011 motherboard but I'm not sure you could fit that into a $1700 budget. For a workstation I think yours is a pretty good build.