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December 3, 2012 11:07:52 AM

Hi all,

Sorry for such a common thread but, I just need the components I am looking at getting sense checking before laying out a large chunk of cash.

I've read the related threads, but as PC's move on at such great pace they are a little out of date so your input would be appreciated in looking at what I list below and either modifying or just alieviating my worries, so here goes.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20GHz (sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 :

MOBO: Asus P9X79 Deluxe Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 :

RAM: Geil EVO Veloce Hot-Rod Red 32GB DDR3 PC3 (4x8GB) -

PSU: Akasa Venom 750W Modular 80 Plus -

SSD: Crucial V4 256GB 2.5" SATA-II -

CPU Cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer i30 Cooler:

GFX: Nvidia Quadro 4000 2GB - quadro&src=16

Case: Antec 300 -

DVD drive:

I have monitor, mice, keyboard.

System will be running Windows 7 64X professional, mostly for Solidwords, flowxpress, microsoft office.

Any help is appreciated, and again, sorry for it being a common topic.

Thanks in advance.

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December 3, 2012 11:14:04 AM

The build seems fine, I guess. My only problem about it is the PSU. I've never heard of Akasa up until now. Just to be safe, I'd grab a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic PSU instead.
December 3, 2012 12:01:17 PM

Ok, I've got an Akasa 500W for my home PC which has been going fine for last 5+ years (about time for an upgrade :)  )

However, this is the companies money so meh - I'll have a look for an Antec one instead. :D 
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December 3, 2012 1:12:16 PM

Do you really need that much RAM? I use SW nearny daily on 8GB and previously on 4GB.
December 3, 2012 1:24:41 PM

I'm viewing the RAM more as a looking to the future purchase and not having to worry. I do a reasonable amount of flow analysis and also photorendering on SW which seems to eat through my current RAM quota (8GB) quite readily