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    what u gonna use ur pc for? if gaming is the answer i would take a LGA1155 setup with a Ivy Bridge i7-3770K, Z77 board and a GTX 680 gpu.
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    Your HDD is overpriced. You can find a similar spec'd one much cheaper.


    It's refurbished but you get warranty.

    Refurbished: Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS 1TB 64...

    You are not into refurbished stuff, you can get a 100% brand new one for $80, but you'll be dropping down to 32MB cache. But I doubt it will make a difference to performance.

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cac...

    Also the Antec 761345-75026 120MM can isn't the best. I wouldn't buy anything that is over 20dBA peak, unless you dont mind noise!
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    This build is for CAD work and gaming so I am kinda set on the Sandy Bridge set up
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    I would go with refurbished but they only have 1 in stock lol I am trying to RAID 2 1TB
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    I've yet to see a benchmark that didn't put the 3770k ahead of the 3820. If you're not going to fork out for a 6 core it's probably more efficient to just get higher density ram on Z77.
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    What do you mean? Wont higher density RAM need me to overclock?
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    Higher density = more GB's, not higher speeds
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    Oh gotchya

    32gig aint enought for CAD?!
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    Depends on what you're cadding :pimp:
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    Don't bother raiding a mechanical drive, get an SSD as you are guaranteed reliable and consistent speeds without the read/write dropping. Also the access speeds will be instantaneous which is what you want for installing your OS and CAD software on.

    Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Int...


    I would just get a single 2TB just for storing your general files and backup.


    PS found these 2TB drive Seagate Barracuda is the same price and spec as the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black you had in your basket.


    Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache
    Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

    Why? Ivy Bridge is faster and newer

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    Thanks man! I think I will go with a 2TB storage

    Now I need to find an SSD with enough space to hold the OS, Several CAD Softwares, and Diablo3 :nutkick:
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    I have a similar build and I highly recommend faster memory vs more memory, SB-E handles 2133 to 2400 pretty well. Personally 4x4Gb of G.Skill Ripjawz at 2133 (9-11-10-28) runs really well and will run up to 2333 10-11-10-28-1T really well, also at least that way if you need more memory, you're already half way done with a faster set.


    Yes, it will also be outdated the second Haswell comes out. IVB-E is still on the way and my 3820 is somewhere between the 2700k and 3770k and if you're really pushing this CPU full power, the memory bandwidth is very helpful. X79 also has more upgrade paths where IVB stops hard and cold at the 3770k.

    Obviously he likes the X79 platform, which really is a solid platform. Also Dent, just because the 3820 is "slower" than the 3770k doesn't mean it isn't a more feature filled platform. K edition IVB chips also don't support VT-d if virtualization is a big deal (which it is for me.)
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    I thought with the faster RAM needs the CPU to be overclocked? I was under the impression that if you dont over clock the CPU then the RAM will only run at the highest possible it can which is 1600 for my MB
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    My 3820 ran 2133 without any extra modification to CPU settings. Even stock VTT voltages were perfectly adequate for 2133mhz, just 1.65v on the DRAM, but that is what the sticks are also rated for. XMP kicked in no problem on my P9X79 Deluxe which I also recommend if you're not planning on doing LN2 clocking.
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    Found this sick combo!!
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    Right now I am working with the sabertooth x79
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    Any particular reason? The Deluxe costs more (with more features,) but plenty of people like the Pro which is about the same price.

    ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3...

    I guess it is practically the same, do you really need the PCI slot on the Sabertooth because part of the reason why I like the Pro and Deluxe is because every slot is a PCI-E slot.
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    Reliability, warranty, and reputation

    since i wont be overclocking (for now) it seemed to be the best safe deal
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    I think you need to check out Cadaveca's review on the P9X79 Deluxe, because he sold me on getting it and I absolutely love it. I was considering the Sabertooth and he convinced me out of it.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/P9X79_Deluxe/

    Technically the Deluxe has 16 + 2 + 2 +2 power where the Sabertooth has 8 + 2 + 2 + 2 power but so does the pro. I'm just trying to sell you on what I have because I love it. :)
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    Ive read it... You and him have sold me on it
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    You won't be disappointed. :)
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    now i need to find a video card... right now i have reduced my cost to $1,500 without video card.... what to do what to do
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