What site will you be buying from? Doesnt matter if its in english or not, helps us see your selection and pricing.
I would suggest dropping down to the home premium edition of windows 7, i havent noticed any difference between it and the professional edition that i have installed on my desktop. That should free up a bit of cash. I suggest a 1TB drive like the Samsung F3 or the 1TB Western digital Caviar black with model number WD1002FAEX, the WD1001FALS is a bit slower.
You dont need nearly that large of a power supply for your build so you can save quite a bit by dropping down to something like a Corsair 550VX, Seasonic M12II 520W, or Antec TP-550
CPU : You can go with the i5 760 if you really want a quad.
Mobo : Keep the mobo.
RAM : I dunno bout 3ds-max, but Autocad, gaming, surfing definitely wont require any more than 4 GB. The rest will be mostly a waste of money. So I'll say go with 2 X 2 GB DDR3 1333-1600 and save the rest of the money.
HDD : Seagate barracuda / Samsung Spinpoint F3 are better options. If you wanna go with WDC, stick to Cavier Blue. Black does'nt really give you that much of a performance gain to justify the price.
GPU : I know this is an American website. But just an idea as to what you need.
Hey man, as its your first build, (and i'm undergoing my first too) i strongly reccommend you use this power supply calculator tool from antec...
it helps alot so that your not wasting money on your PSU for no reason
basically its good PSU calculator
XP does'nt make sense anymore. They are not even selling that at the retail level any more, I don't think. Win 7 - 64 bit is the way to go (if you don't have any older hardware lying around. If so then you need to check for compatibility.
PSU : Depends on which 550 watts. If you never intend to SLI / Xfire, then any 550 will do. But if you do plan to do so, then some 550's (like OCZ Modstream PRO) are compliant, while others are not.
I know that 8GB of ram may be a lot but from several forums that i have seeb most of the ppl say that the more ram the better. Is this true?
More RAM is good upto a point. As I said, I dunno 'bout 3d max - you gotta ask somebody else 'bout it. But for sure, the rest of the stuff, keep the money in your pocket. It's a lotta extra money for virtually no performance increase.
So i will not see much difference between i5 760 and i7 860?
The difference if any will be negligible. Again the 760 is the best price / performance quad in the market today & untill & unless you can go upto the i7 930 on the LGA 1366 (newer) platform, it does'nt make a lotta sense to put down the extra for an 1156 CPU.
As it is come next year, the 1156 is gonna be replaced by the non backward compatible 1155 and also the 1366 is gonna make way for the sandy bridge ones based on the x68 platform.
I will probably listen to your advise calguyhunk and get 4GB and if i have the need for more in the future i will upgrade then.
I know that sockets will change in the near future but this is the way of technology. Also i know that the difference between 760 and 860 is not much but i really am confused about this. Some say that i will benefit and others not. I will have to think about this a lot cause i will use this pc for work and any benefit is welcome
Is it worth it to spend a liitle more and go for 1366 socket and go for 6GB and i7-930?
Thanks for the links hunter. I will likely stick with the 860. I also have checked in several forums about RAM and some ppl say that they have problems with OCZ memories. Do you know anything about this? I have Crucial as an alternative but i also heard problems regarding those. Unfortunatelly there are no G.Skill availiable .