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October 1, 2012 9:13:46 PM

Hello,

I am assembling a new computer (first one after a 8 year break - been using laptops in the meanwhile) and thought I might ask the suggestion from the other users here. Use of this PC is for the following softwares -

- programming (c, c++)
- matlab
- solidworks CAD modeling
- ansys simulations (if i end up getting back to any analysis)
- Adobe CS6 (will run on this machine)

Here is what I have so far (I already have the components that i have not selected in the list).

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j4M8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j4M8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j4M8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.77 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($208.00 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Broadway Com Corp 939PL-BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case w/550W Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $999.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Monitor - previously purchased from woot.com (2x 3d monitors)
Windows 7 OS - already have a CD
purchase locations - primarily online

Do you need to buy OS: No


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - not sure if I understand this or need it.

Additional Comments: Quiet PC - need it primarily for running engineering simulations and 3D rendering after the simulations are done.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: New build, was restricted to laptops for almost 8 years now.

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October 1, 2012 9:40:57 PM

i dont believe in crappy cases and power supplies.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j525

you probably dont need a video card unless you plan on using CUDA to acclerrate your tasks
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October 1, 2012 9:52:02 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i dont believe in crappy cases and power supplies.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j525

you probably dont need a video card unless you plan on using CUDA to acclerrate your tasks


Thanks for the response, but I added the video card for displaying my output to two monitors (VPN to work is a royal pain if I do not use two monitors).
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October 1, 2012 9:56:53 PM

if you use displayport, the onboard graphics can support up to 3 monitors
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October 1, 2012 10:06:16 PM

TheBigTroll said:
if you use displayport, the onboard graphics can support up to 3 monitors


I have the monitors that I had purchased from woot .. http://sellout.woot.com/offers/hp-23-1080p-3d-led-displ...

Can I use an adapter of some kind to split the display to two monitors ? If yes, can you please send me a link of the same, I have never seen this before. I would also need the 3D view on the monitors.
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