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Old 11-07-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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can you comment on my choices of parts, or if you may have better recommendations, they are welcome!
i am planning to build a powerful computer but i am also considering the budget, i need it for software collaboration that requires a lot multitasking. drawing, 3d modelling, rendering. i am looking for computer parts that are reliable and will last. thank you!

MOTHERBOARD
ASRock
Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel
Amazon.com: Extreme DP67BG Desktop Motherboard - Intel - Socket H2 LGA-1155 - 1 x Retail Pack: Electronics
Newegg.com - Intel BOXDP67BGB3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM
Corsair
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
G-Skill
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL


PROCESSOR
Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge 2600K
Amazon.com: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor: Computers & Accessories


GRAPHICS
EVGA
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HARD DISK DRIVE
Samsung
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Hitachi
Newegg.com - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

and please tell me if i'm wasting money on things i don't need. thankyou!
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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My picks from your list would be:

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Professional
RAM: G.Skill
CPU: er... duh!
Graphics: If you can, up it to a GeForce GTX 570. I know there's several Adobe programs that can leverage the 570 to a great extent (we do it at work)
Hard Drive: Samsung. I don't even consider Hitachi. They can't seem to make reliable drives at all.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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Regarding the hard drive, I'd recommend a WD or a Seagate over the Samsung. I'm with og on being against Hitachi, they're not that good, don't buy them!! You might of course want to consider an SSD. I have a Crucial M4 128GB in my system and the speed difference between this and my WD 2TB drive is noticeable, even with the SSD running at half it's speed on a SATA II connection (this SSD is SATA III capable).
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There's no reason to pick WD or Seagate over Samsung in this case however. The Samsung drives have proven themselves for both me and my job, and I'm just as comfortable recommending them, if not more so (since they tend to be a little less expensive than either WD or Seagate anyway)

Not everyone can afford an SSD, especially when it's the primary OS drive. There's no denying that the build requirements of this system would love to have an SSD to move data around with, but I didn't see the OP mention it, so I didn't bring it up...
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