Can someone please look this build over? Will this work?

July 21, 2012 at 16:09:40
Specs: Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit, i7-3930K / 32gb G.SKILL Ripjaws X
My first build. I'm pretty sure this will work. However, I have never done this and could really use some advice or guidance from someone with experience. I'll be using this primarily for architecture, design, and video editing . I know a "professional video card" such as a quadro is better for the architecture stuff but currently my processor and ram are my bottlenecks and I'm using a Nvidia 8700-GT 512 MB (laptop). I guess worst case I could upgrade that later. Anyway, here is what I picked out keeping in mind I have pretty much maxed out how much i can spend.

CPU
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

MOTHERBOARD
ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GRAPHICS CARD
EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

RAM
(TWO SETS for a total of 32GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866

PSU
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

BOOT DISK AND DISK FOR WORKING FILES
(TWO) Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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

COOLING
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
(FOUR) COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black)

CASE
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Military Green Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

CARD READER
IMC FX-087 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader


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#1
July 21, 2012 at 16:55:35
It all looks fine and dandy except for the 120gb SSD.

If the SSD is your primary boot drive then it might be inefficient to store your progam files. Many programs, software, and games are qiute large in volume so as long as you install to the second drive it might be good.

You do need about 25% free space at all times for the Primary drive to be efficient and proficient.

You should check the Qualified Vendors List (QVL) to ensure that your ram is acceptable. -

http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards...


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#2
July 21, 2012 at 18:06:42
You do need about 25% free space at all times for the Primary drive to be efficient and proficient.
What does wasting 1/4 of your HDD have to do with avoiding waste and being good at something? Especially on an SSD, where seek times are negligible? รต_O

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#3
July 22, 2012 at 19:57:54
Look at the CPU and memory support list for compatibility with the motherboard. Link below.

http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards...

Do you really think you need liquid cooling?


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