I am building a New workstation computer for my home business. I have an existing hard drive installed with windows 7 32 bit that I will use in my new build.
I need some help to make sure all my parts will fit together and work properly, as well as any money saving tips. The system will be an AMD system, because I am trying to get the most bang for my buck and I have had good experiences with AMD in the past.
AMD 3.2 Phenom II x 4 & ASUS 790GX ATX Motherboard $220
I have a similar setup now in my current computer and so I figured I would stick with what I know. Open to suggestions though.
Sapphire ATI HD 5770 1 GB $125
Gskill 4Gb DDR 3 $87
DVD Drive $20
grand total after tax and shipping and rebates, just under $650
I just want to make sure everything will go to together okay and there will be enough power for the system. Plus if anyone can make any improvements to the system or have seen any better deals through combo's
I really wanted to keep it under 600, but I'm not sure I want to step down to the Athlon/less cores, cheaper motherboards, graphics card or less ram. The only place I can see any real savings is the case
Well, the computer needs to have good graphics capabilities. I use various 3D CAD Programs that are very graphics intense as well as other picture creating software like Corel Draw. I will also be running a laser engraver off of it, so I want a good powerful machine that can run the laser and design work at the same time. I figured a decent gaming card should be fine, I don't want to spend the money for a REAL CAD card. The programs I use run fine on my 4870 I currently have.