Gaming/3D Rendering PC - $1200 budget. Please help!
Any replies would be much appreciated. I'll just go ahead and use the template.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 Weeks. BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1200 after instant rebates. I don't like mail-in rebates.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and 3D rendering are the most important. I don't need to play everything on maxed settings, but not a slouch either. I don't use the high-end 3D apps - just the software Poser/DAZ Studio for amateur artwork. So I don't need anything geared specifically toward CAD design or anything.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Just need the CPU essentials and a DVD Burner All in one. I have all peripherals, monitor and OS.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com (Canada) - I'm not actually building this PC myself, but having NCIX build it for a $50 fee. (Don't include this in budget) I'm not very handy. They also do price match, though I've never used it.. you can use newegg.ca to PM I believe. But I'll be buying every part in one order from NCIX. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: None, I don't have any expertise really. This is where I need your help.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Unless you suggest it, no.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 19" - 1440x900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't mind some noise, but not TOO loud as my PC is right near my bed. I don't care how it looks, but I won't complain if there's a cool lighting effect.
My room gets pretty hot so I'm hoping for a system that won't run too hot. I prefer reliability over extra performance.
That's about it. Thanks in advance.
Hey again. Here's the build I came up with. I'm not planning to do crossfire/SLI in the future. I plan to ride out this PC for as long as possible:
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 - $196 - http://pccyber.com/?v=product&i=CPU-BX80605I5750
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55-USB3 - $126 - http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/227370/Gigabyte/GA_P55_USB3/
GPU: Sapphire Radeon Toxic HD 5850 1GB - $346 - http://www.hltechnology.com/one_prod.php?pid=069866
RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 (2 of them, 8GB total) - $200 - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=42745&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL&manufacture=G.Skill
Power supply: Corsair TX650W 650W ATX - $100 - http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26414&vpn=CMPSU-650TX&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1034
HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 - $77 - http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49262&vpn=HD103SJ&manufacture=Samsung
Case: Antec 300 - $50 - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&vpn=THREE%20HUNDRED&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1078
DVD Drive: amsung SH-S243D/BEBE - $20 - http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45667&vpn=SH-S243D%2FBEBE&manufacture=Samsung&promoid=1034
Total before taxes: $1115 CDN.
My two main concerns are if I should go for an Intel i7 instead, and if I'm better off with just 4GB of RAM. I tend to have many programs running a lot while doing 3D work, and my computer friends have suggested the more RAM the better.
What do you think?
get this motherboard instead it's quite a bit better
Swap out the spinpoint f3 for a 1tb black http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50895&vpn=WD1002FAEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD it's marginally faster and is definately worth the few dollars more
You don't really need 8gb of ram I'd drop the extra 4. More is better but also more expensive .
And I'd change the 5850 for a 470 since you use photoshop.