I'm looking to build a PC for light CAD and gaming with a budget of $700. I've got a pretty good idea of what I want, but I don't know what to go for in terms of graphics cards. I've heard that low-mid range AMD cards have more compute than Nividia ones, so I'm leaning towards a Radeon HD 7750 card.
This is just bit over the budget. And I did fit in intel i7 and Ati video card R9 270X 2GB.
Only thing is missing is SSD. Save some and get 128GB SSD to make this much faster build. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-driv...
Sandisk is cheap and good reliable SSD. Fast enough to make sure programs run fast.
There is not much difference with fastst and this. Nothing you can notice by using your build.
On a $700 build? Crap I run AutoCAD 2014 on a i5-3450 and it runs everything I need except ultra heavy redraws. I'm planning to get an i7-3820 when I get some free space on my card and a couple of Newegg gift cards for Christmas.
I would probably go with the E3-1230 build, generally CAD programs are CPU intensive and the XEON offers some of the best value out there. For a GPU, see which ones work best with the CAD programs you will use.