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    We are planning to build a new computer for the company's main workstation. How do these specs look? We aren't going to play games on it, but we just want it to be as fast as possible. How does the power supply look? I'm not sure how much heat this baby will pull, so I tried the 850W with all the good stuff on it, such as Dual 12V Rail...etc.

    I'm going to use the OCZ ram in the system and the CORSAIR ram in the Gigabyte I-Ram chipset.

    We all agreed to get some nice sound too, because we always like to keep some music playing.

    I always worry about the motherboard not being "good enough" when buying computers, but I suppose it has all the correct features on it from what I see. What would you recommend for the motherboard? It is the backbone of the entire system after all...

    The graphics card is not blazing fast, because we wont be playing any games. We did however, want something that could take advantage of Windows Vista's Aero interface, so I suppose the 6800GT should do the trick. 8 pixel pipelines is still funny for me though, maybe I'll up it to a 12. What do you think?

    The hardrive was pretty easy to target. I got 2 of the 10,000rpm 74GB WD Raptors to link up in RAID. I use a single WD Raptor now and highly recommend it!

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    Last edited by Wolfmight; 10-23-2006 at 03:09 PM.

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    Warning! The chosen CPU doesn't match the Motherboard socket!

    You definitely don't need SLI for a business PC.

    Why do you want to use performance RAM in the Gigabyte i-RAM? There's a bottleneck at the SATA interface so you won't benefit from faster RAM.

    Why do you think you need such high power 850W PSU?

    Do you plan on running the Raptors in RAID 0? If so then do you know the risks for data loss (considering this a "company" computer)?
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 10-23-2006 at 04:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Warning! The chosen CPU doesn't match the Motherboard socket!
    lmao..

    You'd do yourself a better favor by getting an intel core 2 duo. Go to google and search for benchmarks, like this http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...oe_benchmarks/. And you should post a budget for your system.
    Last edited by Formula1; 10-23-2006 at 05:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfmight View Post
    [SIZE=3]We aren't going to play games on it
    of course not .

    Also, like VB said, the CPU will not fit into the mobo.

    That cpu needs a socket 940 mobo, and wut you have is a socket 939.

    Btw, scratch AMD altogther, because the new conroes are much faster.

    I recommand the Asus P4C800-E for mobo and the Intel Conroe Core 2 X6800, if price is not a limit here.

    Just look at the benchmarks, intel cpus kill amds as of now.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/91...e_2/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post

    That cpu needs a socket 940 mobo, and wut you have is a socket 939.
    That's not true. That CPU needs an AM2 Socket.

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    What's the point of the Gigabyte Ram Drive? The only practical use I can see in a commercial setup is for the page file, you certainly wouldn't want it for permanent storage.

    The memory matches the motherboard but not the processor. If you change the motherboard don't forget to change to DDR2 ram.

    Alternatively change the processor:
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2.4GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx View Post
    What's the point of the Gigabyte Ram Drive? The only practical use I can see in a commercial setup is for the page file, you certainly wouldn't want it for permanent storage.
    Well I didn't say it but I really don't see the point of the system as a whole. It doesn't make sense as a "company's main workstation".

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    Never hear of that brand PSU. But if you're willing to spend $283.99.

    Then get the best brand PC Power & Cooling. Maybe even clocker would agree.

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    Where is the HSF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiranai_Baka View Post
    Where is the HSF?
    Good point but if he gets the Toledo that lynx suggested then it's included.

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