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August 13, 2009 1:27:26 AM

Hi, just want some advice on which of one of these three systems to purchase for use with 3DS Max, Photoshop CS4, AutoCAD, and latest games.


Option 1

Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz 319.00
Asus P5Q3 189.00
2xG.Skill 4GB(2x2GB) 12800 238.00
ZOTAC nVidia GTX275 269.00
ThermalTake Evo Blue 750W PSU 195.00
Total 1212.00

Option 2
Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz 389.00
Asus P6T Deluxe 410.00
2xG.Skill 4GB(2x2GB) 12800 238.00
ZOTAC nVidia GTX275 269.00
ThermalTake Evo Blue 750W PSU 195.00
Total 1503.00

Option 3
AMD Phenom II AM3 955 Black Edition (3.2Ghz) 319.00
Asus M4A78T-E 790GX 199
2xG.Skill 4GB(2x2GB) 12800 238.00
POV GTX285 2GB 529.00
ThermalTake Evo Blue 750W PSU 195.00
Total 1482.00

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August 13, 2009 1:31:43 AM

For those programs get the i7 build, the phenom system will be only marginally better in games even though the graphics cost twice as much for only a slight clock increase, but you need to get triple channel ram for the i7, there are some dual channel kits that require a voltage level necessary to reach their rated speed that will burn out the i7's memory controller.

Where are you buying from because those builds can be improved.
August 13, 2009 1:51:21 AM

the i7 ..
BUT you have the wrong RAM
you need a 3 x2 gig triple channel kit [ 6 gig total ]

and paying that much for a mb is pointless UNLESS it has features you actuually want to use since it wont be faster than a $200 mb

you could also cut down on the psu if you are only using 1 gfx card , then 650 watt will be plenty

PS look on newegg for combos and you will save even more

PPS with the AMD build you could replace the very expensive gfx card with 2 x $90 Radeon 4850's and have much the same gfx power
!