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October 23, 2012 9:58:01 PM

I got some great help from Illumina and manofchalk over on this thread, and I am almost ready to pull the trigger. I am just looking for verification that I have not selected anything incompatible or otherwise stupid. Thanks in advance!

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I am building a workstation to develop software, and I would really appreciate some help deciding on the hardware. It will run Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and everything else needed for software development (source control, build server, testing VMs, etc.). It will not be used for gaming but may occasionally be used for watching and editing training videos in HD. The software I write is for processing large amounts of data, so disk and processing performance are crucial. I would like it to be quiet, but performance is more important than silence.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Software development
Data processing
Office apps
Web

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U3011 60Hz 30.0" Monitor ($1199.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Zalman RC56 (7V) Noiseless Resistor Cable ($2.75)
Other: LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL Blu-Ray Burner Rewriter WH14NS40 ($69.99)
Other: (free with case) Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050003-WW 120mm Case Fan ($0.00)
Other: (per a Newegg comment on the case to avoid routing its front USB ports to the back) Biostar CABLEUSB3.0 USB 3.0 Cable Bracket ($12.99)
Total: $2720.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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October 24, 2012 3:43:23 AM

seriously? a 7750? a quadro card is a better option if you ask me. if you dont really need graphical power, id suggest at least a 7850

seagate can provide the same amount of storage for half the price.

650D is a hot house and is pretty loud. avoid if possible. fractal on the other hand is about silence

no need for the usb adaptor. case has built in

much cheaper 1440p monitor. high quality PLS monitor. if you want to go back down to 1080p, it would mean saving 500 bucks.

resistor cable is not useful since there is a fan controller in case

asus has a burner that can write blu-rays as well

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lfDZ
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October 31, 2012 6:07:18 PM

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