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September 2, 2010 2:23:40 AM

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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September 2, 2010 2:47:17 AM

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?Ite...


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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


What kind of case are you looking for?
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September 2, 2010 2:51:15 AM

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
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September 2, 2010 6:03:19 PM

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.
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September 2, 2010 6:51:15 PM

just cad? not solid works or anything 3d? If you go 3d your going to want to consider a quadro or firepro
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September 3, 2010 2:23:21 AM

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.
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