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shmar10

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I am planning to build a new computer and have spec'd out the parts. I typically have several programs open at once and am also streaming from hulu at the same time on a second monitor. A number of the programs are photo related including Photoshop CS3.

I will reuse my two monitors (24 inch and 19 inch), keyboard and mouse and would like to set up a RAID 10 with the four hard drives. I typically don't store very much on the hard drives as all of my clients photographs are on externals or hot swappable internals. Are the 1 TB drives overkill?

Anyway, here are the components. Any input is greatly appreciated.


  • Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
  • GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
  • RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Retail
  • 4 x Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • HIS H577F1GDG Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
  • COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ... - Retail
  • G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
  • LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader SATA Model iHOS104-08 - Retail
  • SUPER TALENT INTAIN1MCR All-in-one Card Reader - Retail
  • ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail

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Ok. I've done some more research and have changed a few of the components. I think I also forgot to mention that in addition to having Photoshop and several other programs running at the same time, one of those programs is Lightroom too.

Thanks for any feedback.

Qty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

1 COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Model #:RC-932-KKN1-GP
Item #:N82E16811119160
$159.98 -$15.00 Instant $144.98

1 ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:P6T
Item #:N82E16813131359
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$249.99 -$10.00 Instant $239.99

1 HIS H577F1GDG Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Model #:H577F1GDG
Item #:N82E16814161306
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$174.99 $174.99

1 COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:RS-700-AMBA-D3
Item #:N82E16817171037
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate17-171-037
$139.99 -$30.00 Instant $109.99


1 KINGWIN KF-4000-BK 3.5
Model #:KF-4000-BK
Item #:N82E16817990004
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$74.99 $74.99

1 Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
Item #:N82E16819115202
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$288.99 $288.99

1 CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9
Model #:TR3X6G1600C9
Item #:N82E16820145222
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card20-145-222
$154.99 $154.99

1 SUPER TALENT INTAIN1MCR All-in-one Card Reader
Model #:INTAIN1MCR
Item #:N82E16820609298
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$9.99 $9.99

4 Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
Model #:WD5001AALS
Item #:N82E16822136320
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$69.99 $279.96

1 LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader SATA Model iHOS104-08
Model #:iHOS104-08
Item #:N82E16827106326
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$67.99 $67.99

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Model #:GLC-00736
Item #:N82E16832116762
Return Policy:Software Return Policy
In Stock
$174.99 $174.99

1 ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
Model #:Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
Item #:N82E16835186134
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$36.98 -$3.00 Instant $33.98

Subtotal: $1,755.83
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Hi, welcome to GTG :)

The system you have picked out looks good. 4TB might be slightly overkill, what exactly are you planning to store on this machine? For most people, even 1TB is enough storage for movies, games, music, etc.
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