I want to build a new rig and need some help!

November 20, 2010 at 15:09:10
Specs: Vista Ultimate x64, open for suggestions
I have a server case Antec Performance Plus 1080 AMG ATX with 10 expansion bays. I also have the 30 inch NEC wide gamit monitor I use for my Photoshop editing, I have two OS's now XP Pro 32 bit and Vista Ultimate 32/64 bit versions and could get Windows 7 any version with my student discount. I am not sure if they sell this kind of hardware at student discount but I check it out.

After 3 days of searching the web I found the Asus Rampage III Extreme and i7 950 for subtotal = $654.98 this is the cheapest price I seen anyway.

I decided to go this route after configuring a workstation on Falcon Northwest. They used the Rampage II Extreme but also so mentioned that they may use new parts if available that is why I selected the Rampage III Extreme.

I have a budget of $1500.00 to set this rig into motion can anyone give me some advise on these parts so far and the added parts I will need to complete this build?

For example: video, memory, cooling, power supply and HDD's.

I also found 160GB 10k 3G/ sata WD raptors for $69 each but Falcon are using the new 6G/sata drives. I also read about the SSD but they are very pricey right now.

I'm not a gamer but do all my work in Adobe CS4 and my present system is just not cutting it any longer the new rig will be loaded with Adobe Design Premium CS5 which I believe is 64 bit aware.

Thanks in advance and happy holidays.


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November 20, 2010 at 18:29:29
im not pro in this stuff, but still i think my opinion can be good
video card: EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
memory: CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

keep waiting for better asnwers

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