I want to assemble a workstation and I don’t know which correct board to use

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I have this task of assembling a workstation, and I have been thinking of what model of system motherboard to use, and what Intel processor type to use and the type of media card to use The workstation is going to be used to hold large amount of data, and stores some high resolution media contents including specialized software. The workstation specification is for 32GB RAM, about 32TB disk space. I have been recommended a gigabyte Z68AP-D3 motherboard....can this board be efficient for this kind of work? Will a single Intel Core i7 3.4 serve a good amount of speed and data use functions? I have also been recommended an Nvidia Quadro card... will it serves a good purpose or are there better ones? What other functionalities does the board carries that I need to know that will help me achieve an enhanced usage? What level of RAID will be better to link the drives together or are there any other technology I can use to link the drives together efficiently and get better results? Thanks...

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  • TomLiotta
    That's a lot of questions for a single post. It practically asks for a course in custom PC building for a hardware novice, enough to build a potentially high-end system for what seems to be a special purpose. . There isn't anything wrong with the components you listed, though the Nvidia Quadro brings a couple questions. The motherboard includes built-in HDMI output, so a separate GPU isn't absolutely required. But beyond that, current Nvidia Quadro ranges from model 410 up through 6000. Slightly older models down to 100 can be picked up for as little as $120US perhaps. The higher end runs up to $4000US, so it's a little vague to ask about "Nvidia Quadro" particularly given what the motherboard supplies and the limited uasge specs you supplied. . With creative price searching, you might put together a cheapest system as low as maybe $2500US. Using top equipment, you could possibly run over $10000US. Then comes software costs, but there has been no mention of what will actually be running on it nor what a general user will e doing. . I don't know if anyone can say anything solid based on what you've said so far. It requires too many details and gets into professional opinions. Much more needs to be known for actual design specs. . Tom
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