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New Build -- Server

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September 27, 2012 9:11:57 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2013 March

Budget Range: $1000 give or take ish. lol

System Usage from Most to Least Important:I would like to use it as a test server and eventually use it to run an online multiplayer 2D dungeon RPG made in C++ / SFML.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: ALL?

Do you need to buy OS: I am not sure which OS i will use

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pcpartpicker.com / anything that ships to USA, CA

Location: City, State/Region, Country -

Parts Preferences: i prefer intel / nvidia / asus/ msi

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if it comes to it. most likely not since its a server build

Your Monitor Resolution: Doesn't matter really as this will only be used for a server / test machine and i will hook it up to my main gaming monitor for use of a screen

Additional Comments: The parts should last for awhile i dont like cheap vendors / parts. i want performance and reliability. also the case i prefer maximum air flow

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:This will be a new build for a server for me to play with / test my skills on as well as put my C++ code / games onto so people can play them online (2D top down RPG game, in the works)


My current parts list looks like this :

I am up for change and any possible help / pointers, in any area.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hk0a

Total: $913.87

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core $199.98
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.99
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 $109.99
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $89.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB $299.99
Case Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower $44.98
Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $54.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $15.99
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September 27, 2012 10:21:11 AM

Should i keep this CPU or switch it out for a i-5 or i-7 Ivy Bridge? or Xeon processor?
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