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Best Hardware Configuration





karthike
Can any one tell me the best hardware configuration for a Web designing and animation softwares ?
bostko
Core 2 QUAD Extreme QX9650, 3GHz, LGA775, BOX, 12MB L2 Cache, Quad-core

Asus MAXIMUS Extreme, X38, LGA775, DDR3, 3xPCI Express, SB7.1, 2xLan1000, SerialATA, Raid 0,1,5, 2x1394

CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
Support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU
Compatible with Intel® 06/05B/05A processors

Chipset
Intel® X38/ICH9R with Intel® Fast Memory Access Technology

Front Side Bus
1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz

Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, 1800(O.C)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066, Non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Support Intel® XMP Technology

Expansion Slots
3 x PCIe x16 slot, support dual PCIe2.0 x16 or 1x PCIe2.0 x16, dual x8 speed
2 x PCIe x1, PCIex1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot
2 x PCI 2.2

VGA
Support ATI CrossFire™ graphics cards

Storage
Southbridge
- 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Intel Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 2 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)

LAN
Dual Gigabit LAN controllers, both featuring AI NET2
Support Teaming Technology

Audio
SupremeFX II Audio Card
- ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Noise Filter
Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out at back I/O

IEEE 1394
2 x 1394a ports(1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)

USB
max. 12 USB2.0/1.1 ports(6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)

Overclocking Features
Fusion Block System
Crosslinx Technology
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
2-Phase DDR3
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- CPU Level Up
- Memory Level Up
- AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
- ASUS AI Booster Utility
- O.C Profile
- Frequency LED
Overclocking Protection:
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Voltiminder LED
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Special Features
LCD Poster
EL I/O
Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS(at rear)
Q-Connector
Q-Fan Plus
ASUS EZ Flash2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
ASUS MyLogo3

Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port(purple)
1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
2 x External SATA
2 x LAN (RJ45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x IEEE1394a port
1 x Clr CMOS switch

Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector for two devices
6 x SATA connectors
8 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional
3 x thermal sensor connectors
1 x IEEE1394a connector
1 x S/PDIF output connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS
1 x EL I/O Shield Connector
System panel connector

BIOS
16Mb AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS

Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chasis Intrusion, PXE

Accessories
Fusion Block System Accessory
DIY Pedestal
ASUS Optional Fan
3 in 1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
Floppy disk drive cable
SATA cables
SATA power cables
2-port USB2.0 module+IEEE1394a module
EL I/O Shield
Thermal sensor cables
Cable Ties
User's manual

Support Disc
The hottest 3D Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Support DVD:
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Futuremark ® 3DMark® 06 Advanced Edition
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12"x 10.6" (30.5cm x 26.9cm)





2x1GB DDR3 1333MHz,TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX G, XMS3

RADEON 2400XT, 256MB Asus EAH2400XT/HTP/256M, DDR3, PCI Express

And some powerful PSU

You may thing it's too expensive configuration but if calculate it carefully you will see that you will have to change your computer probably in next 5-6 years but if you thing to buy something cheaper you will have to change your PC in less two years And you will have to change 3 computers in six years and you will spent more money for less performance. So my advice is to buy some thing more powerful and do your job how it has to be done. For graphic programs such as Photoshop and Dreamweaver you need more RAM and CPU power so you don't need good graphic card.
ForceRun
Thats tons of power, you can get away with a cheaper system, but you did ask for the best setup.
Arno v. Lumig
Well, looking for the fastest computer is not a problem, the problem is fitting as much numbercrunshing as you can in as little money as possible.

What software do you use and what is your budget? Without that information it's impossible to help you decide.
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