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November 9, 2012 2:09:52 PM

Hi :) 
It's been years since I last build a new computer, so I'm a bit rusty on which parts fits, and what's a go or a no go, so I hope somebody could say, if I'm on the right track or not :) 
I'm planning to buy the stuff next week.

Motherboard: Intel DX79TO
CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 - 120mm
Graphics card: Gigabyte GV N660OC-2GD -GF-GTX660 2GB
PSU: Corsair GS800 - 800W 140mm
RAM: 16Gb Kingston DDR3 1600mhz
Main HD: Crucial M4 512Gb SSD
Monitors: 2 x Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM

/Martin

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November 9, 2012 2:16:52 PM

What would the system be used for?

Also, don't get Intel motherboards. They're not really that great on that particular business.
November 9, 2012 2:27:01 PM

It's for editing very large images and video, and calculating cpu intensive formulas :) 
And no, I don't play any games other than solitaire and parking mania.

Which board would you recomend? I have looked at ASUS Sabertooth x79 too, would that one be a better choice? :) 
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November 9, 2012 6:25:31 PM

nyhjem said:
It's for editing very large images and video, and calculating cpu intensive formulas :) 
And no, I don't play any games other than solitaire and parking mania.

Which board would you recomend? I have looked at ASUS Sabertooth x79 too, would that one be a better choice? :) 


I would not get an Intel board - that's for sure. There's zero support for them. There was a roundup on the main page a couple of weeks ago where they pointed out that the Intel BIOS remained completely unchanged from the last roundup - that's very telling.

Go with the Asus X79. It's a good choice. Alternately consider the Asrock Extreme 6.

If you want to run multiple displays I'd recommend a Sapphire Flex card like the 7870 over a reference 660 or 660TI.

Avoid the Corsair GS series - get a TX or HX instead (or try one of the other PSU mainstays: Antec, Seasonic, XFX, or PC Power & Cooling), and don't purchase an SSD that large. Go with a smaller SSD and a 2TB+ hard drive, that will be a better cost per GB solution.

I also forgot to add that Arctic Coolers are HORRENDOUS. Get a Hyper 212 Evo instead - far better for the same money.
November 9, 2012 6:46:24 PM

Motherboard: Intel DX79TO - Asrock or Asus is better
CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K - very fast
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 - 120mm
Graphics card: Gigabyte GV N660OC-2GD -GF-GTX660 2GB - if you do OpenGL editing, you want Quadro instead.
PSU: Corsair GS800 - 800W 140mm - overkill for the GTX660
RAM: 16Gb Kingston DDR3 1600mhz - might as well get 32 GB
Main HD: Crucial M4 512Gb SSD - get 840 Pro series if you can, or the 830 or 84 series.
Monitors: 2 x Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM
November 9, 2012 10:53:25 PM

Since you won't be gaming at all, maybe a workstation card like Quadro or Firepro would suit your needs more.
November 10, 2012 12:30:42 PM

Thanks for the inputs everyone :) 
I've adjusted the list, and will buy the stuff next week :) 
!