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HP Z series Workstation VS Custom homebuild
« on: May 31, 2015, 01:22:38 PM »
Looking into building a new system, however stability with high end workstation makes me a little nervous. Last thing I want to do is bottleneck my performance by having minor conflicting hardware issues on a homebuild. I have only ever done home builds for the last 20 years and never once purchased a prebiuld system.

An important note, is that I can build a much more powerful system for a better price than buying a prebuilt HP.

The two systems I am debating between.

MOBO      - Asus Z9PE-D8 Workstation MB- Intel C602 Chipset, Dual 2011 Socket, 8x DDR3 DIMM Slots, 7 x PCI-
CPU(s)     - 2 x Intel 8-Core Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz, 20MB Cache, 8GT/Sec, 16 Threads

Other components like HDD and PSU are yet to be organised, however the above would arguably be the most important fundamentals in any computer foundation.
HP z840 (upgraded to the same specs as the above or even 256gb RAM depending on price)