Need help with new i7 2000 CAD rig Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 19, 2009 7:34 PM in Systems Share AngeloR93 July 19, 2009 7:03:54 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 2000 max 2100 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games,internet,music,movies,photoshop. PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca OVERCLOCKING: Yes but only minor MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: looks do not matter at all and im upgrading from a P4 rig with integrated graphics that cant run counter strike on max gfx Parts decided on: EVGA 017-P3-1295-AR CO-OP Edition GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail i7 920 not sure on Ram-Thinking about CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail Case-no decisions at all Fan-also don't know Monitor-need something 1920x1080 and cheap did not include in price planning to get later More about : 2000 cad rig tecmo34 July 19, 2009 7:22:33 PM AngeloR93 said:not sure on Ram-Thinking about CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail Case-no decisions at all Fan-also don't know I would get this RAM over what you have listed, it has better timings and a little cheaper... OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6G -$119.99 Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $159.99 or Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case -$199.99. If these are two big, I would go with either of their "little" brothers... HAF 922 or Antec 902. Heatsink: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - $49.99 or Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - $84.99 edit: Monitor: ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - $189.99 The rest of your build looks good. Another way to cut cost is to drop the GTX295 and pick up either of one of these two cards.. They will handle 1900x1080 with no problem. EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - $378.99 or XFX HD-489A-ZDEC Radeon HD 4890 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - $238.49 AngeloR93 July 19, 2009 7:34:43 PM ram is settled i like that one and the reviews are great so ram cz platinum case also settled love the huge fans still not sure on fan Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp with $2500 i7 Rig for CAD , CS4 and Gaming ForumGaming/3d modeling, texturing rig 1500- 2000 CAD ForumNew Rig...CAD vs. gaming cards ForumFirst build ( 2000 $ - 2500$ Gaming Rig ) Any and all help appreciated! ForumLooking to Build a Gaming Rig ($1500 CAD ) ForumCAD$1600-2000 build - Need technical advices Forum$1500- 2000 Gaming/ cad /drafting Bulldozer Rig ForumHelp on $2800 Budget for I7 Rig Forum1500- 2000 $ i7 Gaming Rig , Ordering today! Forum$ 2000 + gaming rig first time build need advice ForumBudget CAD workstation ForumAdvice on CAD build ForumNew $ 2000 Gaming Rig ..! Forum4000usd gaming and CAD rig ( help please!) ForumGaming rig advice/ help ~1700-1900$ CAD Forum~$ 2000 Gaming Rig . Need advice. ForumUnder $ 2000 Australian New Build ForumNew system for CAD /Adobe Creative/Some Gaming Around $1000 ForumNeed Oerclocking Advise on this new RIG ForumPower Supply good for cheap price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !