Solved 1000$ CAD Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: April 16, 2010 12:28 PM in Systems Share Phixit March 24, 2010 2:51:39 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In a month BUDGET RANGE: 1000$ CAD SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, internet surfing PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, Monitor PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ncix COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada PARTS PREFERENCES: None OVERCLOCKING: Maybe ? SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No. MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CPU Intel Core i3 540 Dual Core Processor Clarkdale LGA1156 3.06GHZ Hyperthreading 4MB Cache Retail Box http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48957 MOBO ASUS P7P55D LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI 7SATA CrossFire GBLAN 8CHANNEL Audio Motherboard http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=43123 RAM G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core i5 1.65V Memory Kit http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42744 HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34286 VIDEO CARD Powercolor Radeon HD 5830 825MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ DDR5 DVI HDMI DP PCI-E DIRECTX11 Video Card http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50788 PSU Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26414 CASE Zalman Z7 Balck ATX Mid Tower Case 5X3.5IN 4X5.35IN 120MM Fans Front USB Mic eSATA Headphone No PSU http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51105 OPTICAL DRIVE LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=40435 Total : 1120$, ~1000$ after price matching. More about : 1000 cad build Phixit March 24, 2010 6:16:11 PM Bump ! Advices/suggestions before I make my order ? Best solution MadAdmiral March 24, 2010 8:01:33 PM Share I've got a suggestion. Start over. You've pretty much picked some of the worst possible parts for a gaming build. Prices from Newegg.ca. CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $233. The Intel dual cores aren't very good gaming CPUs. This one would be just as good. As for the board, it's much more future proof. RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $123. Faster sticks. GPU: HD 5850 $340. Much better GPU. HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $60. Faster HDD. Not to mention cheaper/GB, quieter and cooler running. PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $140 before 20 USD rebate ($120 in total below). Slightly bigger one. A 650W would work, but you'd need adapters to Crossfire the 5850. Case: HAF 922 $110 before 10 USD rebate ($100 in total below). Higher quality case. This is easily the best case on the market. Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24 HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $30. If you want to overclock. Total: $1,030 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Phixit April 16, 2010 12:28:05 PM Best answer selected by Phixit. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ~$ 1000 build CAD . Forum CAD build , £ 1000 - advice appreciated Forum New system for CAD /Adobe Creative/Some Gaming Around $ 1000 Forum Need Help - $ 1000 Work/ CAD build Forum $700-$ 1000 CAD New Build (Built and Running) Forum How to Ask for New Build Advice Forum Troubleshooting Forum ~ 1000 -1100 CAD Build Forum Video Editing Build Approx. 1000 CAD (AVCHD editing) Forum First build $ 1000 -1200 CAD Forum First Time Build $800-$ 1000 CAD Forum New build - Silent, gaming, CAD build - £ 1,000 Forum $ 1000 -1200 gaming and cad computer Forum Multi-Purpose Build <$ 1000 CAD Forum Need advice for an i7 budget build around 1000 -1500 CAD Forum $ 1000 NZD PC Suitable for CAD work Forum New Computer for 800- 1000 $ CAD Forum New Build, any good? Forum Next pcs for my new build -- A little guidance plz Forum My HTPC build blog Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !