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Advice on what you think of my build.

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January 9, 2013 5:23:32 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Not this month but before August (uncertainty rules my life)

Budget Range: I have $8k for a system right now but i'm in no rush, the longer I wait the more i'll have to build.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: I'll honestly be doing a little of everything, the most intensive being compiling, rendering, and video editing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: N/A new system

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter as long as they are trustworthy and ship to the US.

Location: Virginia

Parts Preferences: I'm brand neutral as long as they are a reliable company.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200

Additional Comments: The wall that i'm running into at the moment is that I want a "silent" system (my current system is a jet engine) i'm willing to liquid cool but i'm not entirely sure of what parts I should get as i've heard all sorts of things about liquid cooling such as nickle water blocks flaking, corrosion, air bubbles in the line making the pump very loud, etc and being new to liquid cooling (this would be the first time) I don't want to ruin my system.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current system is about 4 years old and though I love her she just isn't the same woman I married years ago.

Case: Caselabs MH10 (already ordered so don't say anything bad about it :D  )

Motherboard: Supermicro X9DAi

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2640


PSU: Corsair AX1200i

GPU: AMD Firepro W7000 (Crossfire)

OS Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-512G.M

Storage Drives: Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ (x2)

Monitor: HP ZR2440w

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January 16, 2013 3:58:19 AM

I assume you are buying two CPUs since you have 8k to drop and you picked a dual CPU board. But, how many GPUs? 3 of those?? Seems like a huge waste of money to me, but if you have it (and don't want to use it to better society) I guess go ahead and spend it.
January 16, 2013 5:09:20 AM

Instead of the Vertex 4 get the Vector - it's a lot stronger and way more powerful of an SSD:

What do you plan to use for cooling? A system running dual Xeons won't be able to use just any air fans, nor will cookie cutter liquid coolers (Corsair H100i, etc) be an option.