Im looking to build a new i7 system need help!!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month, middle to late Nov
BUDGET RANGE: $1200-$1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: AutoCad, PhotoShop, SketchUp, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ZipZoomFly or Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: ssd drive to run the os and cadd/adobe off of it...biggest screen possible for the money i guess
OVERCLOCKING: maybe but unlikely
MONITOR RESOLUTION: best possible for the $ & size
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: home office computer to do side work with needs to run auto cadd and the adobe suite as well as possible and would be cool if i could get some good gaming out of it, plus the usual itunes music fiddling web surfing video watching stuff.....i do alot of cad and photoshop work, and am always reworking various portfolios........this would be my very first build and would be under the guidance of a friend and the good people of these forums
so in short just moved in to a new place trying to put together a small home office that will be used mainly for auto cadd and adobe work as well as moderate gaming and web surfing.
my girlfriend is getting the 27" i7 imac, but i kinda want my own system that she cant mess up, im also not sure how well cad works on the mac or how comfortable i would be drafting on one so im gunna go with a build
I'm sorry I don't have time right now to help spec out your whole system, but i just wanted to ask, how extensive/complex is your CADing? It we are talking thousands of parts, you will probably need a Workstation graphics card. However, if you don't do that complex of CAD designs, sticking with a gaming card will be more than enough (and will save loads of $$).