TR's system guide wrote:Meh. That's a whole bunch of money spent on things that aren't going to help your gaming performance very much.Double-Stuff Workstation
$315 Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz $315
$208 Asus P8Z68-V Pro
$108 2ea Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$560 -40MIR 2ea MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
$570 Intel 510 Series 240GB
$360 2ea Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB
$87 -12½ combo LG WH12LS30 Blu-ray burner
$78 Asus Xonar DX
$196 -20MIR Corsair AX850W
$300 -20MIR Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
JustAnEngineer wrote:Instead of the Double-Stuff, consider basing your build on the Sweeter Spot, instead.
lonerish wrote:I will be.... watching movies...
travbrad wrote:I believe that everyone should be buying at least a Blu-ray reader. You may not want to spend $85 to be able to burn Blu-ray discs, but the $58 to be able to read Blu-ray source material in addition to obsolete DVDs is well worth the incremental cost compared to a $20 DVD burner. The $38 difference is pretty small for someone prepared to spend three grand on a Double-Stuff Workstation build.The blu-ray burner, if you don't KNOW you need it, then you probably don't.
lonerish wrote:My monitors for my current is 1680 x 1050 and 1440 x 900, but I have two 1920 x 1080 monitors still in the box and waiting to be used on something worthwhile. Would you guys spruce up the money to get a third monitor to run eyefinity? Thanks for all the info!
JustAnEngineer wrote:I believe that everyone should be buying at least a Blu-ray reader.
JustAnEngineer wrote:CoolerMaster Hyper 212 plus HSF
lonerish wrote:That's entirely up to you. Note that any monitors that you connect after the first two will have to use DisplayPort or an active DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter. I would (and did) spring for a single high-quality IPS LCD monitor rather than several less expensive TN LCD monitors. TN LCD monitors just aren't good enough for editing photos.I have two 1920 x 1080 monitors still in the box and waiting to be used on something worthwhile. Would you guys spruce up the money to get a third monitor to run Eyefinity?