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1st build - Workstation
03-04-2011, 04:06 PM,
#1
1st build - Workstation
Hey guys,

just wanted to show what the (current) $1500 Workstation build looks like with the Corsair 600T case instead. The case seems huge as I have the basics only for now! Will update the videocard for something better eventually but I'm really happy with it.

CPU: Intel i7 950 Quad-Core
MB: Asus Saberthooth X58
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 3x4GB
HDD: 2xSamsung F3 500GB RAID0
PSU: MKI 750W
HS: Zalman Performa
Vid: Sapphire Radeon HF5570
Case: Corsair 600T


$1350 total with shipping/taxes and Windows 7 pro. 1½ day to build, can't believe I took so long to decide doing that!


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03-04-2011, 04:45 PM,
#2
RE: 1st build - Workstation
(03-04-2011, 04:06 PM)jaycee Wrote: Hey guys,

just wanted to show what the (current) $1500 Workstation build looks like with the Corsair 600T case instead. The case seems huge as I have the basics only for now! Will update the videocard for something better eventually but I'm really happy with it.

CPU: Intel i7 950 Quad-Core
MB: Asus Saberthooth X58
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 3x4GB
HDD: 2xSamsung F3 500GB RAID0
PSU: MKI 750W
HS: Zalman Performa
Vid: Sapphire Radeon HF5570
Case: Corsair 600T


$1350 total with shipping/taxes and Windows 7 pro. 1½ day to build, can't believe I took so long to decide doing that!

Very cool...thanks for sharing!

So I have a few questions for you! Smile ...

Looks like you have a removable hard drive cage that isn't being utilized. Have you considered removing it for better airflow?

I just bought a Corsair 650D....shares the same internal case design. Did you enjoy building your rig? Any likes or dislikes?

Again...build looks quite nice! Congratulations!
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03-04-2011, 08:50 PM,
#3
RE: 1st build - Workstation
Is that an external hdd or a modem on the right in the first pic. The case looks great by the way, I like how it has a lot slots/holes for cable management that's a really nice touch. Congrats on your new workstation
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03-04-2011, 09:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-04-2011, 09:31 PM by jaycee.)
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RE: 1st build - Workstation
(03-04-2011, 04:45 PM)andiron Wrote: Looks like you have a removable hard drive cage that isn't being utilized. Have you considered removing it for better airflow?

Yeah, I wasn't sure about that yet, since my first idea was to get 2 more HD and possibly a small SSD for applications.. but now I've decided to see how it goes with only the first two for now. I will also add another video card in so I might as well take the cage out when I do it. Thanks for pointing that out!

(03-04-2011, 04:45 PM)andiron Wrote: I just bought a Corsair 650D....shares the same internal case design. Did you enjoy building your rig? Any likes or dislikes?

The build was really fun to make. I got the Corsair mostly cause I had a deal for free shipping and it had really good reviews on various sites (like here!). Lots of room to work in and tons of choices for wiring solution. I thought that getting the wiring nicely set was going to be hard but the case had a lot of room for that on its other side. One set back was that it did not come with any instruction at all which for a newbie would have been useful! I had some searching to do on the Corsair forums especially for wiring the front panel and using the right screws (but anyone with experience would've been alright I guess).

Apart from that, I was really please with everything and how it went.


(03-04-2011, 08:50 PM)LazyTriangle Wrote: Is that an external hdd or a modem on the right in the first pic. The case looks great by the way, I like how it has a lot slots/holes for cable management that's a really nice touch. Congrats on your new workstation

Thanks!
Next to it is the CyberPower UPS that Mathieu was recommending. The house is pretty old so lots of spike in the current: its already been very useful!!

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03-05-2011, 10:13 AM,
#5
RE: 1st build - Workstation
Congrats on your new Workstation. Good job on the cable management Wink
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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03-06-2011, 04:11 PM,
#6
RE: 1st build - Workstation
WOW -- that is a big box! Nice cable setup -- real ART.
Thanks for sharing --
Tim S. CRNA
My Build (Jan 2011): Win 7 Pro Intel i5 760 2.8 Ghz (No OC) MOBO: Asus P7P55DE-Pro CASE: Antec 900 - 4 fans GPU: Sapphire Radeon 5770 RAM: 4 Gb Corsair DDR3 1600 PSU: OCZ 750W SDD: OCZ 60 Gb HDDs: 2x Samsung F3 1Tb ODD: Sony Optiarc BD RW MONITOR: Samsung 24" 1080p My OTHER Machine: OSX 10.6.6 iMac 27" Intel i5-760 2.8Ghz
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03-06-2011, 07:06 PM,
#7
RE: 1st build - Workstation
Get a Pci-e add in raid controller for a big performance boost especially in video editing
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03-06-2011, 10:02 PM,
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RE: 1st build - Workstation
(03-06-2011, 07:06 PM)Dadiggle Wrote: Get a Pci-e add in raid controller for a big performance boost especially in video editing

I just red your other post explaning all your suggestions and this seems like a really good idea! I built this computer to move some of my work at home (numerical physics) but also to start some side projects in video rendering.
Any suggestion on type and model? I'm not that familiar with those.

Thanks for the comments!
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03-07-2011, 07:40 AM,
#9
RE: 1st build - Workstation
Rocket Raid is the most affordable solution, but I doubt you'll see a significant performance difference with only two hard drives in RAID0. Integrated RAID on the motherboard isn't that bad.
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