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Advice on Computer Build

Question asked by Ned Simmons on Apr 4, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 by Rohit Mitra

I'm looking for guidance and advice on building a new computer. My use is machine design, generally simple prismatic parts, though customer's reference workpieces can be quite complex. Assemblies don't often exceed 500-1000 parts. No need for pretty graphics. I'm leaning toward X79 motherboards with 8 memory slots. Though I'm sure 16GB RAM would be plenty, 8x4GB is only $100 more than 4x4.

 

Less RAM, but add an SSD?

 

Suggestions on alternative to the ASRock MB? (I've had some bad experience with Asus, but don't have my heels dug in.)

 

Anything else on the list below that doesn't make sense to folks?

 

If someone will tell me how to insert the Newegg Wishlist view with live links that I see in other posts, I'll do that.

 

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

Item #: N82E16819115229

$309.99

 

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M8X1600C9

Item #: N82E16820233263

$199.99

 

ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Item #: N82E16813157289

$259.99

 

AMD 100-505649 FirePro V4900 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Workstation Video Card

Item #: N82E16814195109

$159.99

 

CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Item #: N82E16817139012

$129.99

 

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Item #: N82E16822136533

$139.99

 

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

Item #: N82E16835103099

$34.64

 

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Item #: N82E16827135204

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$19.99

 

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Item #: N82E16811129042

$59.99

 

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Item #: N82E16832116992

$139.99

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