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Old 10-06-2010, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Building a new CAD System for Civil3d, Do you think this is a overkill?

Cooler Master Full Tower HAF 932
Corsair Professional 950 Watt Power Supply
MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel MotherBoard
Intel Core I7 950 Processor
Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler
12 GB Corsair DDR3 Ram
2 MSI N460GTX CYCLONE Geforce GTX 460 Graphics Cards
Ultra MD3 Media Dashboard
1 Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 10,000 RPM Hard Drive
2 Western Digital Cavair Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM Hard Drives
2 Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burners Model AD-7261S-0B
Belkin F8T017 Bluetooth Adapter
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Operating System

Spending about $2400 on parts, building it myself!
just needing your input!!
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Yes, definite overkill.

One 460 will be plenty for what you want. 12GB is a nit much, but it is up to you.

Don't get a VelociRaptor as it is a waste of money. Grab two of these 64MB cache WD Black's and put them in a RAID0 if you want super fast, other wise just use one for the OS drive.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

The Big Bang is a nice board, but more then you will ever use. Look at the Sabertooth instead.
Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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The OCZ Onyx 2 ssd that has been announced seems like it will offer great performance for a price better than most ssd's.

Might be worth a look.
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