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September 4, 2013 5:47:23 PM

I am needing to build a new computer. I have not built a computer in about 10 years. This is what I have come up with. Any suggestions would be appreciated. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/robertcj01/saved/#savedbui...

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September 4, 2013 6:06:45 PM

coastie65 said:
You have the wrong Mother board for the processor. The Processor is Socket 1155 and the motherboard is socket 1150. This motherboard will do nicely: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

He has the 4340 + Z87 which is a 1150 socket and not 1155. The motherboard you offered is not compatible.
Also - the Z series is meant for OC and he has nothing to do with it.

- Expensive RAM, no use.
- Expensive storage, no use.
- There are better PSU's for that price..

Here's a MUCH better PC for you and for 100$ less:
Quote:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $577.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 21:05 EDT-0400)


I don't know your needs, so please answer a few questions so I'd see if anything should be changed:
- What is this PC for?
- Why did you take 650W PSU? Do you plan to add / upgrade anything in the future?
- What is your final budget?
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September 4, 2013 6:08:20 PM

For a non-gaming PC, I'd get a SSD and an APU
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a c 209 4 Gaming
September 4, 2013 6:08:57 PM

$700 for a non gaming pc lol. Just get this and play any game you want maxed out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $697.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 21:08 EDT-0400)

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September 4, 2013 6:09:42 PM

Also you can make a non gaming pc for less than $200.
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September 4, 2013 6:10:03 PM

It is, you did a fine job selecting components.
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September 4, 2013 6:16:07 PM

popatim said:
It is, you did a fine job selecting components.

Since when choosing an i3 and Z series motherboard is doing a good job?
Is he overclocking? Does he have an SSD?
Paying 85$ for a 7,200RPM HDD when he has the Seagate 7,200RPM for 60$ is doing a good job?
And really? A 650W PSU for such a system?

I fail to see how the job was done in a good way..
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September 4, 2013 6:19:32 PM

popatim said:
It is, you did a fine job selecting components.


It is definitely not, no offense.
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September 4, 2013 6:47:40 PM

Sorry to offend anyone. Like I said I have not spec. Out a computer in a few years. I just want a system to last me for a long time. The reason I picked a 650 watt power supply it is the smallest I found in the recommended list from Asus. I would prefer to stay with intel. I do use cad once in awhile. But am not for sure it will run with the new operating systems.
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September 4, 2013 6:54:44 PM

Not sure how well CAD will do on the integrated graphics.
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September 4, 2013 6:57:37 PM

If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.
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September 4, 2013 10:49:45 PM

robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.
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September 5, 2013 5:42:16 AM

RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.


What would you recommend for a system in the $400 -$500 range? I just don't have any experience with AMD. That is why I was planning on using an Intel.
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September 5, 2013 5:49:00 AM

Also I didn't mention but my budget is $750.
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September 5, 2013 1:31:29 PM

Go for this build if you want the best performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:24 EDT-0400)

Other wise go for this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $521.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:31 EDT-0400)
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September 6, 2013 6:09:17 PM

Omga4000 said:
coastie65 said:
You have the wrong Mother board for the processor. The Processor is Socket 1155 and the motherboard is socket 1150. This motherboard will do nicely: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

He has the 4340 + Z87 which is a 1150 socket and not 1155. The motherboard you offered is not compatible.
Also - the Z series is meant for OC and he has nothing to do with it.

- Expensive RAM, no use.
- Expensive storage, no use.
- There are better PSU's for that price..

Here's a MUCH better PC for you and for 100$ less:
Quote:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $577.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 21:05 EDT-0400)


I don't know your needs, so please answer a few questions so I'd see if anything should be changed:
- What is this PC for?
- Why did you take 650W PSU? Do you plan to add / upgrade anything in the future?
- What is your final budget?


I do have a question about this build. I looked at Asus approved parts for this motherboard. They don't list the memory you selected or the PSU. Would this be an issue?
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September 7, 2013 12:52:22 AM

Definitely not.
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September 7, 2013 7:39:06 AM

The memory will run at 1600 Mhz anyway, unless it is OC'd. Best to save some money and Get 1600 MHz.
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September 7, 2013 10:29:05 AM

RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.


RazerZ said:
Go for this build if you want the best performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:24 EDT-0400)

Other wise go for this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $521.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:31 EDT-0400)


I noticed you said you are using an i5-3570k and running CAD with no problems. What kind of configuration simalar to that would you recommend?

Also I notice everyone is recommending Windows 7 as opposed to Windows 8. Any particular reason? And the case you are recommending does not have USB 3.0. What would you recommend that would have USB 3.0.

Thanks
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September 7, 2013 10:42:37 AM

robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.


RazerZ said:
Go for this build if you want the best performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:24 EDT-0400)

Other wise go for this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $521.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:31 EDT-0400)


I noticed you said you are using an i5-3570k and running CAD with no problems. What kind of configuration simalar to that would you recommend?

Also I notice everyone is recommending Windows 7 as opposed to Windows 8. Any particular reason? And the case you are recommending does not have USB 3.0. What would you recommend that would have USB 3.0.

Thanks


Well give me a budget and I can make one for you :) , Also the Windows 8 interface is terrible, and only recommended if you have a touchscreen pc or tablet.
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September 7, 2013 10:52:37 AM

When they threw together two GUIs ( one for the PC and the other for everything else ) and two control panels. Not a great OS for gaming either.
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September 7, 2013 2:49:36 PM

I would rather stay near 500 but I can go up to 750
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September 7, 2013 5:02:38 PM

coastie65 said:
When they threw together two GUIs ( one for the PC and the other for everything else ) and two control panels. Not a great OS for gaming either.


I would rather stay near 500 but I can go up to 750
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September 7, 2013 5:31:10 PM

robertcj01 said:
coastie65 said:
When they threw together two GUIs ( one for the PC and the other for everything else ) and two control panels. Not a great OS for gaming either.


I would rather stay near 500 but I can go up to 750


Your Original list with the i3 was good and some how things got side tracked
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September 8, 2013 5:47:34 AM

RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.


RazerZ said:
Go for this build if you want the best performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:24 EDT-0400)

Other wise go for this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $521.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:31 EDT-0400)


I noticed you said you are using an i5-3570k and running CAD with no problems. What kind of configuration simalar to that would you recommend?

Also I notice everyone is recommending Windows 7 as opposed to Windows 8. Any particular reason? And the case you are recommending does not have USB 3.0. What would you recommend that would have USB 3.0.

Thanks


Well give me a budget and I can make one for you :) , Also the Windows 8 interface is terrible, and only recommended if you have a touchscreen pc or tablet.


I would like to stay around 500 but can spend around 750.
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a c 209 4 Gaming
September 8, 2013 9:17:13 AM

robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.


RazerZ said:
Go for this build if you want the best performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:24 EDT-0400)

Other wise go for this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $521.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:31 EDT-0400)


I noticed you said you are using an i5-3570k and running CAD with no problems. What kind of configuration simalar to that would you recommend?

Also I notice everyone is recommending Windows 7 as opposed to Windows 8. Any particular reason? And the case you are recommending does not have USB 3.0. What would you recommend that would have USB 3.0.

Thanks


Well give me a budget and I can make one for you :) , Also the Windows 8 interface is terrible, and only recommended if you have a touchscreen pc or tablet.


I would like to stay around 500 but can spend around 750.


Here's a good option which is closer yo your budget and should run Auto Cad fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $506.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 12:14 EDT-0400)
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September 8, 2013 3:21:14 PM

RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.


RazerZ said:
Go for this build if you want the best performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:24 EDT-0400)

Other wise go for this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $521.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:31 EDT-0400)


I noticed you said you are using an i5-3570k and running CAD with no problems. What kind of configuration simalar to that would you recommend?

Also I notice everyone is recommending Windows 7 as opposed to Windows 8. Any particular reason? And the case you are recommending does not have USB 3.0. What would you recommend that would have USB 3.0.

Thanks


Well give me a budget and I can make one for you :) , Also the Windows 8 interface is terrible, and only recommended if you have a touchscreen pc or tablet.


I would like to stay around 500 but can spend around 750.


Here's a good option which is closer yo your budget and should run Auto Cad fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $506.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 12:14 EDT-0400)


Thanks RazerZ for your help. I purchased the above parts. The only changes I made was to the memory to 1600 from 1866. Newegg would not sell the 1866 without being in a combo. Also I deleted the Optical drive (I am going to use the one I purchased last spring). And I changed the motherboard to Asus M5A97 R2.0.

Thanks again.
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robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
RazerZ said:
robertcj01 said:
If I need to I can Add a graphics card later.


The build I posted earlier should run Cad great. I currently use a gtx760 and core i5 3570k for Inventor and Cad, and they both work with no issues. AMD however should provide around the same performance, and is quite a bit cheaper. ( In case that's what your worried about). It really depends on what your budget is. For around $400-$500 you can get a build that can run cad smoothly.


RazerZ said:
Go for this build if you want the best performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:24 EDT-0400)

Other wise go for this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $521.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:31 EDT-0400)


I noticed you said you are using an i5-3570k and running CAD with no problems. What kind of configuration simalar to that would you recommend?

Also I notice everyone is recommending Windows 7 as opposed to Windows 8. Any particular reason? And the case you are recommending does not have USB 3.0. What would you recommend that would have USB 3.0.

Thanks


Well give me a budget and I can make one for you :) , Also the Windows 8 interface is terrible, and only recommended if you have a touchscreen pc or tablet.


I would like to stay around 500 but can spend around 750.


Here's a good option which is closer yo your budget and should run Auto Cad fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $506.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 12:14 EDT-0400)


Thanks RazerZ for your help. I purchased the above parts. The only changes I made was to the memory to 1600 from 1866. Newegg would not sell the 1866 without being in a combo. Also I deleted the Optical drive (I am going to use the one I purchased last spring). And I changed the motherboard to Asus M5A97 R2.0.

Thanks again.


Glad to help :) 
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