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February 23, 2011, 10:11 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Halifax, NS
Personally, i'd go with a 60 gig SSD, then get two WD 1TB Blacks and Raid 0 them. Far more efficient, way better performance. If you're budget conscious, grab two 500 or 640 gig WD blacks instead for storage. Raptors are just loud and hot.
OS : uh.. what does pro have that you need, that home doesn't? Most people go either Home Premium or Ultimate. Professional just has ability to join a domain / RDP server and file system encryption.. all things which are kind of moot.
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If the revised sandy bridge motherboards were out.. i'd be recommending one of those with a 2600K and some ram. You'd have to squeeze around the budget.. and the SSD could be out of the picture though.
If you're buying new, a i7 950/960 is the best 'bang for your buck' processor. I like the ASUS Sabertooth or the Gigabyte UD3R motherboard. x58 a proven form factor - as the sandy bridge is a wicked overclocker, but unstable and frustrating motherboards to deal with currently.
With a budget of $1200, i'd be running around the BST forums here.. when people upgrade to sandy bridge, grab an x58 mobo + cpu.
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My System Specs
Intel i7 2600K
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9
2x MSI GTX 580
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 60 Gig SSD, WD Black 1TB x2 (RAID 0)
Silverstone Strider 750W 80+ Silver
Fractal Designs R3 Black
3x Dell U2311H
Windows 7 Home x64
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