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June 12, 2013 7:38:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In two weeks

Budget Range: (400-450) Before Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (3d modeling, gaming, web browsing)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Wherever it's cheap

Location: Marseilles, il, usa

Parts Preferences: NA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x768 (dell w1700)

Additional Comments: I already have a mid atx case that I plan on using. The 3d cad software would be Autodesk inventor
. I would say that I am a mid-core gamer so I don't need the best of the best looks. I have some old IDE disk drives that I can use if buying adapters is cheaper than a new drive. I've been looking around for awhile and put something together. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/15wih That's what I came up with.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To give 3d modeling a smoother experience for long drafting sessions.

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June 14, 2013 3:27:57 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GT 640 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $439.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-14 18:23 EDT-0400)

- More and better RAM.

- More HDD space.

- Slightly higher GPU.

- Much more safe/reliable PSU brand and appropriate wattage.

- Same good CPU.

- A slightly different motherboard, which you can still expand upon.

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