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$2300 Workstation Build

Does this look like a good workstation to you guys?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w0bu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w0bu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w0bu/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2311.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 16:04 EST-0500)
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  1. I don't know anything about those EVGA power supplies but I trust that they're good.

    That build looks really good - my only suggestion would be to get a Fire Pro V5900 - it's less than the Quaddro and is a bit newer and consumes a lot less power than the Quaddro 4000 does. Make sure you get the low profile Vengeance RAM too especially if you're working with a D14.
  2. Best answer
    what i would get
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/woTv

    getting the x79 platform in other words means this will be a source of income or you are doing video or graphical tasks for around 3-6 hours a day.

    and if you are doing video work and rendering, a regular geforce card would be faster. the quadro only really start to show off in rendering 3d graphics
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    I don't know anything about those EVGA power supplies but I trust that they're good.

    That build looks really good - my only suggestion would be to get a Fire Pro V5900 - it's less than the Quaddro and is a bit newer and consumes a lot less power than the Quaddro 4000 does. Make sure you get the low profile Vengeance RAM too especially if you're working with a D14.



    Are these low profile?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml32gx3m4a1600c10b
  4. yes they are. so are the gskill snipers.
  5. TheCheeseling said:


    Yup that will work. Also the G.Skill Ares and Mushkin Redline will work as well.
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    what i would get
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/woTv

    getting the x79 platform in other words means this will be a source of income or you are doing video or graphical tasks for around 3-6 hours a day.

    and if you are doing video work and rendering, a regular geforce card would be faster. the quadro only really start to show off in rendering 3d graphics



    Good Idea, but why choose the Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler over the Noctuna?
  7. TheCheeseling said:
    Good Idea, but why choose the Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler over the Noctuna?


    I don't get that either - the D14 is the reigning king of heat sinks right now - even the newest generation of closed liquid loops (H100i for instance) can't compete with the mighty D14.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    I don't get that either - the D14 is the reigning king of heat sinks right now - even the newest generation of closed liquid loops (H100i for instance) can't compete with the mighty D14.



    right sorry, that's what i meant.
    I'll get that one
  9. so now it looks like this

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

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($268.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($149.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2230.28
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 16:58 EST-0500)
  10. TheCheeseling said:
    so now it looks like this

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

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($268.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($149.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2230.28
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 16:58 EST-0500)


    I wouldn't bother getting a Rosewill Hive. The only Rosewill PSUs that are worth anything are the Capstone and Fortress series. Otherwise stick with Corsair and Seasonic.
  11. its pretty good. made from highpower

    i chose the 612 as alternative to the D14 if you arent overclocking much or at all. but if you are extensively overclocking, the D14 is the obvious choice
  12. Best answer selected by TheCheeseling.
  13. Pretty good help you got there. I just wanted to chime in on the Rosewill Hives... they are adequate but not what I would use in a $2300 system. Just saw a 2-year old OCZ SXS (Sirfa/Highpower made) fail. Granted it was stressed by being shut into a desk cabinet. If it were my build I would want a PSU made by Seasonic, Superflower, or maybe CWT in there.
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