First build $1000-1200 CAD Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 23, 2010 3:30 AM in Systems Share thebrave June 22, 2010 8:46:31 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1200 Before tax,shipping, and rebates(the cheaper the better) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming,internet browsing PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse (monitor,keyboard, and OS ARE REQUIRED) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com (i live close to one)COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada PARTS PREFERENCES: amd, ati OVERCLOCKING: maybe not SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe not MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (not gonna upgrade in awhile) ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i want it to last 3-5 years my build HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49262 price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $79.99 PSU Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30037 price matched with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1037184382G&v... $77.54 keyboard: Logitech Internet 350 USB Keyboard Black http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26248 price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $19.99 optical dirve: LG 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive SATA Black OEM http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45429 19.99 OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271 price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... 109.99 mobo: MSI 790X-G45 ATX AM3 790X DDR3 CrossFire 2XPCI-E16 2XPCI-E 2XPCI SATA2 RAID GBLAN Audio Motherboard http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49465 price matched with http://www.agileelectronics.ca/prod_details/tab/details... 89.16 case: Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoi... 49.99 monitor: ASUS VW224U 22IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1680X1050 16:10 2MS 5000:1 VGA DVI HDCP http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50000 price matched with http://www.agileelectronics.ca/prod_details/tab/details... 171.98 gpu: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Display Port 2XDVI HDMI Video Card http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52951 price matched with http://www1.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_i... $314.99 cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=47459 price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 161.90 ram: G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42744&promoi... price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 108.49 total = $1204.01 Thank you More about : build 1000 1200 cad thebrave June 22, 2010 9:38:55 PM please help banthracis June 22, 2010 9:40:35 PM You should probably get a Midtower Antec 300 or 300 Illusion, not the mini tower. You should also get a gigabyte USb 3/SATA 6 MOBO. Newgg.ca links don't link properly so just copy paste. no xfire $95 newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128431&cm_re=gigabyte_usb_3-_-13-128-431-_-Product xfire newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128427&cm_re=gigabyte_usb_3-_-13-128-427-_-Product Now to cut cost's. You can drop to a 500 gb Spinpoint F3. If you don't plan on xfire, you can use a OCZ 500W 80+ $70 $20 US MIR. newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016&cm_re=ocz_500w-_-17-341-016-_-Product Monitor 1920x1080 one $160 w/ $10 MIR newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053 Related resources $ 1000-$1200 Gaming/School Rig ( first build ) - Forum First Gaming Build $ 1000-1200 - Forum First time build - 1000-1200 $ game system - Forum Need Help on first build , Video editing + CAD - Forum $ 1000-1200 gaming and cad computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer warezme June 22, 2010 9:54:44 PM I don't know, if you are truly interested in CAD and gaming, a highly overclockable Intel Quad core and at least 8GB or RAM and probably more would be at the top of my list. Just saying. banthracis June 22, 2010 10:01:37 PM He means canadian, not the CAD software. This mistake appears to occur quite often >.< thebrave June 22, 2010 10:13:24 PM banthracis isn't the antec 300 the same thing ncix:18" x 18.3" x 8.1 newegg:18.30" x 8.10" x 18.00" and on the specs it says "atx mid tower" davcon June 22, 2010 11:48:18 PM OS http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... CASE http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/155716/THREE%20HUNDRE... PSU http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC1267&v... DVD http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/217563/GH22NS50/LG%20... MOBO http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/224162/Gigabyte/GA_79... banthracis June 23, 2010 12:03:02 AM thebrave said:banthracis isn't the antec 300 the same thing ncix:18" x 18.3" x 8.1 newegg:18.30" x 8.10" x 18.00" and on the specs it says "atx mid tower" yea looks like they just mislabeled the title. thebrave June 23, 2010 1:43:01 AM is the gigabyte 790x worth the extra 50$ than the msi 790x banthracis June 23, 2010 1:52:20 AM well the GA board is better, and has USB 3 and SATA 6, but I don't think it's worth the $45 difference. Still feels weird recommending a board w/o those features though. davcon June 23, 2010 3:30:14 AM Well with the rebate it's not that bad. I would also consider this mobo http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/227491/ASUS/M4A87TD_E... Whatever you decide i would do it before July 1st especially if i lived in B.C. i live in Ontario so i'm getting it too! Happy Canada Day! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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