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#1 fernan

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:43 PM

I want to ask your opinion about this desktop system :

Cpu : i5 760
Cpu cooler : i have several options here and very low noise is very important :
(option 1) : Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B + 1 Nexus 120mm fan
(option 2) : Thermalright HR-02 + 1 Nexus 120mm fan
(option 3) : Cooler Master Hyper 212+ + 1 Nexus 120mm fan
Mother Board : i think i should buy an Asus lga1156 with many fan connectors so that i will be able to control all the fans in the case with SpeedFan software. All MB-s support 5-6 LAN-s ? .. as i intent to have 5-6 diffent internet connections from different ISP-s
Ram : 8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3-SDRAM of whatever Ram with small CL i can find
Hdd : i have several options and low noise is again important :
(option 1) : Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ 320GB SATA 7200RPM
(option 2) : Samsung F2 EcoGreen
(option 3) : Seagate Barracuda 500 GB,5900rpm
Psu : Seasonic X-400 Fanless or SeaSonic X-460FL 460W Fanless (and i think they are modular too). I do not know if you can tell if this 2 Psu-s have compatibility with the other components
Case : i think i should need a bottom Psu case like Fractal R3 / Fractal Design R2 with Nexus 120mm fans which will be conected to the Asus MB. I think Fractal allows me for 5-6 Lan-cards..right ?
Video card : i think any very silent 512Mb card + silent cooler (with 1 fan i guess) should be enough for my needs. Which one of this options you think its the best :
(option 1) : Radeon HD4670 512MB GDDR3 from Sapphire/Asus/Gigabyte/Msi .. around $80
(option 2) : Radeon HD4770 512MB GDDR5 from His/Msi/Asus/Gigabyte/Saphire..around $129
(option 3) : GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 from Msi/Asus/Gigabyte/Evga/Zotac/Gainward .. around $106

I will not over-clock any component from the system and i will not play in any game that needs any very good Video card. But the pc will have several virtual machines installed and will run many hours per day and i need it very stable and also very silent. I wait for your advices. Thank's

Edited by fernan, 05 February 2011 - 07:06 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:03 PM

I think you answered your own question seems that the specs you listed will indeed meet your needs. I would however go for a 7200 rpm hd, im running an i7 960 with stock cooler its quiet and runs around 45c.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:56 AM

i would go with a higher whattage psu for that system....probably along the lines of a 550-600w

modular: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036&cm_re=600w_power_supply-_-17-171-036-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017&cm_re=600w_power_supply-_-17-341-017-_-Product

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:38 PM

I would advise a better PSU as well, perhaps something like this Or this a slightly better option.

Edited by the_patriot11, 06 February 2011 - 12:47 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:50 AM

Here are some updates :

Cpu : Because i will use the pc mostly for running 6 virtual machines maybe i should change my choice from i5 760 (around $244) to one of this 2 :
Intel i7-950 with FCLGA1366 socket supported (around $360) and suports maximum ddr3 1066 Ram
Intel i7-870 with LGA1156 socket supported (around $349) and suports maximum ddr3 1333 Ram
Which one of the 2 i7 Cpu-s you think is better (maybe motherboard compatibility is important here too ?..and i do not intend to overclock it) The difference in dealing with (6 virtual machines + main operating system) between the i5 and any of the i7 justify this price differences of $105 and $116 ?

Cpu cooler : Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B + Thermal Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g
Is ok this thermal paste ?

Mother Board : a FLGA 1366 or LGA1156 with at least 2 Pci slots (for my Nics)

Ram : i want 8Gb ddr3-sdram and it will be better to have 2x4Gb or 4x2Gb ?

Hdd : i want a hard disk of at least 7200rpm and because the pc wil run many hours/day it will be a good idea to buy a SAS and not a SATA hdd ? ( http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031831.htm ) Some options :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148631
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148536&cm_re=ST3500620SS-_-22-148-536-_-Product

Psu : i think 650W should be more than enough. Options : SeaSonic x-650 / Antec TP-650 / Corsair HX650

Case : Fractal Design Define R3 Titanium Grey. It can have 7 total fans. Do you think it will be overkill if i put 6 fans ? (i will let just 1 top 140mm fan and not 2). This way i guess i will have 3 in-take fans and 3 exhaust fans although i am not sure if the side-panel fan is for exhaust. The case comes also with a Fan controller for 3 fans

Fan controller : Scythe Kaze Server. The fan controller is a must-have ? .. the Fractal case comese with a fan controller for 3 fans

Video card : Asus Radeon HD6850 1024MB DDR5 DirectCU or maybe i should look for a Gpu that exhaust the hot air out of the case and not inside ?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:14 PM

Id go with the socket 1366 i7 personally, as well as either the antec or Corsair PSUs, I have no experience with seasonics and cannot recomend them. (they may work great, I just have never seen one or how they work and I can't recomend something I have never used)

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:40 PM

The multiple fans in your case is fine.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:56 PM

Though not cheap I believe you will get better performance out of a 2x4 RAM configuration.

You do not mention an OS. To take full advantage of the 8 Gig you of course know you will need a 64 bit OS.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:56 PM

i would go this gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125348&cm_re=6850-_-14-125-348-_-Product
same price better cooling

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:51 PM

i would go this gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125348&cm_re=6850-_-14-125-348-_-Product
same price better cooling

A very nice card, the anti-turbulence fan is really effective even when it is overclocked.

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