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 - $238.49 AngeloR93 July 19, 2009 7:34:43 PM ram is settled i like that one and the reviews are great so ram cz platinum case also settled love the huge fans still not sure on fan Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed new Gaming rig 1500$ to 2000$ First time builder new help ASAP! Forum SolvedHelp with $2500 i7 Rig for CAD, CS4 and Gaming Forum SolvedNew/First high-end gaming rig (2000 - 3500). Will it work? Questions / Need suggestions. Forum SolvedNeed help deciding on upgrading my current i7 970 rig Forum This is my new i7 rig need some help Forum SolvedTime for a new CAD Rig tell me what you guys think. Forum I need a new rig budget..... 2400 CAD no more! Forum Solvedneed help with a new work and gaming computer -- 2000ish budget Forum SolvedNeed help building new gaming computer for $2000 or less Forum Need help building a gaming rig ($2000) 10/07/2014 Forum Help with my new gaming rig 1200-1400 dollar budget (CAD) Forum $2000 CAD computer budget help? Forum Solved2000$ - Need your help between 2 options (gaming rig) Forum SolvedNeed monitor suggestion help, new gaming rig. Forum SolvedI need help building a computer. I have $5,500, 3D animation/rendering/Auto-CAD/I own all Adobe products. Forum New i7 rig. Help needed asap!! Forum SolvedNeed help- *new* Video Editing PC $1700-$2000 budget Forum Need advice for new rig components ~$2000 build Forum SolvedNeed help with budget gaming build for around $400 in CAD Forum SolvedNeed help in building a gaming pc (800-900$) CAD-USD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !