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February 23, 2011, 10:11 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Halifax, NS
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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.
I'll learn to manage my anger, when people learn to manage their stupid.
My System Specs
Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5
32G HyperX Fury DDR3-1866
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC 1279Mhz
Intel 540S Series SSD 240GB & Intel 540S Series SSD 480GB M.2
Corsair CS650M CS Modular 80 Plus Gold
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition
3x Dell U2311H
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