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12-04-2011 10:15 PM  5 years agoPost 1
RobMcQuillen

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Hey guys,

I don't have to much experience with this but over the last few weeks I've been doing tons of research and I'm trying to piece together a system. Here's what I've come up with: All comments, suggestions, and recommendations are welcome and would be appreciated.

Cooler Master Storm Sniper Case
ASRock Z68 Gen3 1155 Intel Motherboard
Intel i7-2600k Sandy Bridge 3.4ghz (3.8ghz boost) Quad Core
XFX Radeon HD6970 2GB Video Card
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 3x4gb (12GB)DDR3 Memory
Intel 320 80GB Solidstate Drive (For operating system)
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 6.gb/s Hard Drive
Seasonic 850W Modular Power Supply
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OEM
Cooler Master 212 Plus CPU Cooler
Linksys PCI Wireless Adapter
BlueRay/DVD/CD/ and Memory card reader

Looking to use this machine for Solidworks and Mastercam as well as Phoenix/Realflight and some gaming (Call of Duty, BattleField)

Thanks for looking

Rob

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12-04-2011 11:23 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Helizrule

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Nice! I built mine for the sole purpose to run Phoenix Flight Simulator only. Nothing else is on that computer it is a dedicated SIM computer. Good luck looks like a really nice choice of options.

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12-05-2011 01:05 AM  5 years agoPost 3
duff

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My only comment is on the vid games, how could you play COD when you have BF?

Nice build BTW, Solidworks does like pro cards though.

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12-05-2011 01:51 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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Sounds like a nice system. In my opinion I would hold off on buying a platter drive if you can now. Due to flooding HDD prices are terribly high right now.(http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/b...?pagewanted=all)

Also, why waste the space on your SD for your OS. I boot from a platter and have my apps on my OCZ 120 SD.

What is the timing of your RAM? I have a new system with 8GB(2x4GB) of ram.
Speed: 1600MHz
Timing: 8-8-8-24

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12-05-2011 02:16 AM  5 years agoPost 5
RobMcQuillen

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Speed is 1600MHZ

Timing is 7-8-7-24

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12-05-2011 08:53 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Mr MartinG

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If you are going to be using Solidworks on the machine it would be worth seeing what experiences other SW users are having when using a gaming card. Solidworks is still an OpenGL application and as such normally would need either a Nvidia QuadroFX or ATI Fire workstation graphics card to perform properly.

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12-05-2011 09:25 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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The HD6970 has opengl support so it shouldn't be a problem.

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12-05-2011 09:34 PM  5 years agoPost 8
AirWolfRC

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Get a 256GB SSD and keep the OS and your apps on it.
Keep the archive data on the platter drive.

Keps the installation easier, simpler and faster.

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12-05-2011 09:53 PM  5 years agoPost 9
jakehorky

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One thing I always recommend is not to skimp on the case. That's the only part you see, and more importantly it's the only part that's reusable without instantly being dated.

Having said that, your choice for the case looks great. Personally I always go with Lian Lee for their use of thick brushed aluminum and understated styling.

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12-05-2011 10:14 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Helizrule

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What are you going to use for a monitor?

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12-06-2011 12:32 AM  5 years agoPost 11
RobMcQuillen

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For now just my old monitors: A Dell AS501 and a Samsung B2230
Get a 256GB SSD
Also is their one you recommend?

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12-06-2011 02:58 PM  5 years agoPost 12
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12-06-2011 03:46 PM  5 years agoPost 13
shawmcky

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Just built a computer with pretty much same core specs/i7 Sandy Bridge 2600K/Asus 68 pro/corsair vengeance 16Gb,ect.Very pleased,must have done similar researchUsing Samsung 3D monitor.

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12-06-2011 04:15 PM  5 years agoPost 14
AirWolfRC

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For now just my old monitors: A Dell AS501 and a Samsung B2230
Get a 256GB SSDAlso is their one you recommend?
I like Crucial, they are one of the faster ones out there.
Also make sure your main board can handle Sata 6Gb (Sata III)

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12-06-2011 05:07 PM  5 years agoPost 15
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Don't have time to do an in-depth reseach but you might want to check out a mobo that is capable of handling DDR4 RAM. It is on the horizon and due to be released in 2012. If you get a mobo that can handle DDR3 and DDR4 (not sure if they make them yet or will), it will save you some upgrade cash down the line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR4_SDRAM

I did this when I read that they were coming out with AM3 processors and bought a mobo that could handle AM2/AM2+/AM3 processors. This saved me some cash when I upgraded my AM2 Dual Core to a AMD AM3 1090T Six Core. I didn't have to buy a new mobo to upgrade the processor. However, at the time I wanted to upgrade my RAM as well to the new DDR3 but would of had to upgrade my mobo as well which would have ran me more. So I am currently waiting on the DDR4 RAM to be released and will do a mobo/RAM upgrade then. Hope this makes sense.

Oh, check Newegg.com for your parts. I have built many PCs ordering the parts I needed from them and have yet to have an issue with thier prices or customer service.

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12-06-2011 06:05 PM  5 years agoPost 16
shawmcky

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That the trouble with electronics,always one step behind

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12-06-2011 06:21 PM  5 years agoPost 17
kouasupra

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I preferred a 1366 motherboard instead of the 1155. Just because it offers more RAM spacing options. (6 slots instead of 4) I also like having more spacing on my SSD as well. 80 is just cutting it IMO. At least 128GB or higher.

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12-26-2011 11:04 PM  5 years agoPost 18
RobMcQuillen

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

Just finished it up, just waiting on RAM that should be here tomorrow.

Rob

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