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Building a computer to handle CAD programs for school along with some gaming, how does this look?

GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 MB $105
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $93
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $150
Zalman CPU cooler off old build
ASUS Black Drive $24
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W $45
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $60
Nvidia 8800GS off of another computer
Still looking for a good deal on a case.

Total $479 + case

Was also thinking about ASRock 890GX Extreme3 $125

Only build one before this, so any ideas will help. Thanks
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  1. Here are a couple combos to lower the price if you don't already know about them:

    OCZ ModXStream 600W (It's basically the same as the Fatal1ty 550W except for the LED fan) and 4GB of OCZ DDR3 1600 CL8 for $105 after $40 in rebates.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492806


    Phenom II X4 955 and Samsung 24x SATA DVD Burner w/Lightscribe for $162.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.494792


    Gigabyte Motherboard and 4GB of Corsair DDR3 1600 CL9 for $154.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.493086


    What kind of case are you looking for?
  2. I already ordered the ps and the hdd yesterday b/c they were on sale and about to end, but good call on the cpu and drive
  3. For the case I was looking for a good deal on a mid tower. For my last build I used a Thermaltake Element T VK90001N2Z which I loved, b/c it was on sale for 35. but is now back up to $85.
  4. Cheap 5 Star rated Mid Towers:


    NZXT Gamma $43 (Cheap, lots of expansion, easy cable routing)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061


    Antec 300 $63 (Stalwart, Good cooling and noise reduction)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042


    Lian Li PC-K7B $70 (Higher quality, sleek aluminum exterior)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154
  5. just cad? not solid works or anything 3d? If you go 3d your going to want to consider a quadro or firepro
  6. If you haven't gotten your psu yet, this combo is pretty quality.

    Lancool PC-K62 and XFX-650w for $150

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492974
  7. mrmotion said:
    just cad? not solid works or anything 3d? If you go 3d your going to want to consider a quadro or firepro

    That depends on the OP's use of CAD. If it has 100s of different parts and doing renderings, yes a workstation card helps, else for small parts/assemblies,etc then a gaming GPU is fine.
  8. NeoElemental said:
    If you haven't gotten your psu yet, this combo is pretty quality.

    Lancool PC-K62 and XFX-650w for $150

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492974

    Nice find. That XFX PSU is a very good quality PSU.
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