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Upgrading, First time, 1000-1200$ budget.

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October 6, 2013 2:17:45 PM

I have an old XPS 730 s that can now barely run autocad let alone solidworks. Its pretty corrupted, so instead of replacing parts, my plan is to replace the motherboard, processor, graphics card, memory, and hard drive.

Parts I'll be keeping:

Power supply : stock Dell H1000E-01 1000W
Optical Drive : Philips & Lite-on DH-16A6S DVD/CD Rewritable Drive / DV241
Audio Card : Genuine Creative Labs SB0770 YN899 WW202 Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Audio Sound Card Model Number: SB0770

Network card : Stock. (unknown model)


Parts I want:

Motherboard :
ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s
USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:MAXIMUS VI HERO

Graphics Card:
MSI N760-2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express
3.0 SLI Support Video Card
Model #:N760-2GBD5/OC

Processor:
Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core
Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770
Model #:BX80646I74770

Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

Hard Drive :
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
SATA 6.0GB/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Model #: ST500DM002

I've never done this before so I just want to make sure everything should be compatible. And that I'm not overspending. Thankyou.

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October 6, 2013 2:23:01 PM

Yeah it is all compatible. I would suggest just going with the 4670k instead of the 4770 though. The gains from the 4770 are minimal if any. Good luck!
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October 6, 2013 2:34:45 PM

motherboard is overkill. You should get a xeon E3
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October 6, 2013 3:09:59 PM

legacyBIOS said:
Yeah it is all compatible. I would suggest just going with the 4670k instead of the 4770 though. The gains from the 4770 are minimal if any. Good luck!


I understand the 4770 has better hyper-threading capabilities, which is something SolidWorks uses when simulating structures. So I might stick with it. Thank you.
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October 6, 2013 3:55:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LG7F
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LG7F/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LG7F/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar B75MU3+ Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($65.65 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.68 @ NCIX US)
Total: $380.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 18:54 EDT-0400)
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