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Basically The Specs I am Looking At Are As Follows



980x 1389

CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12P SE2 109 0r combined


or AMD Maybe 1090T 345


Could Change 980X as Well Though Was hoping for 6 core prefer not to OC if Not Required again if i need to i would do so i believe




Ideally 2


Gtx 480 Depending on model / Manufacter


Priced Like So 659/599/659 difference on 1 card had SC in Model


or for About the Sam Price 5876 ATI (599) or 5970 at (779)




Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 (rev. 1.0) 289

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) 269

GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 2.0) (supporting Socket 1366/sata 3/CF & SLi) 375

Intel i7 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (rev. 1.0) 439

Intel i7 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 (rev. 1.0) 649

Intel i7 EVGA X58 SLI Classified 141-BL-E760-A1 (supporting Socket 1366/SLi) 569


Intel i7 EVGA X58 Classified 4 Way SLI 170-BL-E762-A1 (supporting Socket 1366/4way SLi) 669


Else other Board Something like


The SR-2 with 6 Core something like X5850/60 probably thiugh that would cost $ 900 for the SR-2 and 1200+ for the single Processor and The Rest of The specs The Same for My Needs how would it compare price wise seems similar



Coolermaster Silent Pro Rs-A00-80Ga-D3 1000W if right is 299

Certifications SLI / CrossFire / 80 Plus Gold

Though if better products and Prices Elsewhere Please Include



Not 100% on Ram But Here re the list of ram choices i think work fine


Assuming Triple Channel Though Would Hopefully > 6gb if cheap enough though if i get better performance from more ram in dual channel that is an option


Desktop DDR3 Ram 6GB Tri-Kit (3x2048MB) PC10666 1333MHz Patriot PSD36G1333KH 9-9-9-24 (i7 ready) 195




A few other choices


IT Estate Pricing As they Are Local



If so would 2000 mhz ram more or less make a difference on these boards





As i Have a Raid 5-0 Nas With 5TB Free



I was thinking of maybe a tri 2 TB Raid 5-0 Setup depending on price or a at least 1 2tb drive or a few 1tbs in a raid


I think That storage space with decent spped 7200rpm drives seem okay is A



Expecting between 149 - 200 Per Drive




At Least 1 BluRay Drive Fastest Avaliable So pioneer 12x 169 for Oem or 199 Retail thinking fast DVD Drive Maybe As Well so 240 to Spend There MAX

something Like The Pioneer 218 or so again i have external drive 1 drive may do



Basically A Tool Less Design with Hot Swap Drive Bays for Cooling Purposes A Large Case would Be Wise again if good custom cases etc are avaliable then maybe those as well price being the factor


Examples I Like


Gaming Case Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition - VM400M1W2Z (USB 3.0 Connector) no PSU 139


Full Tower CoolerMaster HAF RC-942 (no PSU/ready for Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9) Black 239


Basically A Large Tower That Looks Decent and Resonably Prices Though I reckon Max 400 unless awesome






Firewire 800


I know that 1394a is onboard tough a 1394b card is preferred




Again I want to run OSX on this easily so if you know about the parts for this and the compatibility then i would be greatful i know the processor is fine the ram would need to be less than 4gb at the start from memory



Again Aiming to be Cheaper Than Mac Pro






More tHan likely 3D monitor Though Could Settle For 24-27 inch Dell


or Run off TV 55inch 1080p Non 3D though VGA/HDMI then buy screen



Looking At



2223 ( i think) Though Any of THe #D Screens Would Do Prefer as Close to 24 inch and 120hz #D if Possible For the best Experience though any is fine


Hopefully < 1000 for Screen


Dell 27 inch 999 unless factory outlet,Alienware,Samsung<Acer Etc and some benchmarks would be good ideally 3d bluray and gaming also monitor to have inputs for Hdmi ETC is a plus


Machine Purpose


The Machine Will have Many Roles



Such As Gaming

Video Editing


Movie Playback Etc




Again Basically Any Suggestions or Options i may have missed



and How does the installer work as far as i know the newer method is the bootdisks and retail DVD does this work for all these boards etc


Equally i would Like to have it Support 10.4,10.5 etc


as well as vista/win7 and maybe xp and linux if it is possible



again i could be wrong about my thoughts ideally the most important systems are 10.6 and win 7



I am aiming for performance as good if not better than the current mac pro 6 core

Thanks for your help it is much appreciated

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