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latest hardware - any thoughts?

Question asked by Bill McEachern on Jun 16, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2010 by Jerry Steiger

Hello all,

About to buy a high performance box. Looking for thoughts on:

  1. new core i7 - 6 core extreme processor - the 980? Yeah it still is $1k
  2. the nVidia quadro's vs the new ATI Fire Pro GL cards? I am specifically looking at the V7800 which for the money looks like it crushes the nVidia card for similar dough (that being the FX1800).
  3. Disc drives for 4 drive raid 0 array - say 500 GB drives - probably looking at WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM drives.
  4. SSD for the boot/system disc?
  5. Motherboards recommendations? Currently looking at the ASUS P6x58D
  6. Power supply size? Corsair TX750W?
  7. CPU cooler - air. Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fans?
  8. Noise - would really like it to be quiet.
  9. Cool master cases?

 

thanks,

Bill

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