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a b B Homebuilt system
October 31, 2010 12:33:59 PM

USAGE: Gaming, CAD(Autodesk Inventor), Metamathematical programs(Matlab),Programming(java in eclipse)

AREA: The netherlands

Budget: 600 -700 euros which would be somewhere around 700 USD (That is because things are around 20-30 % more expensive here)

Here is what i was thinking:

CPU: AMD Athlon X3 450 (80 euros)


PSU:Be quiet! Pure Power BQT L7-530W(67 euros)

GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB(165 Euros)

HDD:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500 GB (37 euros)

RAM:Team Elite DDR3 1333 Mhz 4GB (60 euros)

CPU COOLER:Scythe Mugen 2 rev.B SCMG-2100(36 euros)

CASE:Sharkoon Rebel9 Pro Economy (62 euros)

OPTICAL DRIVE: Samsung SH-D162D(14 euros)

FANS:2 x Cooler Master Silent Fan 120 (9 euros)

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 31, 2010 1:12:25 PM

CAD and Matlab are going to be very CPU-intensive. I bogged down my i7-930 trying to do extensive Matlab calculations (it ran at 100% usage and ate up 2-3GB RAM). I would recommend a quad core minimum if you do some really intense stuff with that, or your computer is not going to be very speedy while running that stuff.
November 1, 2010 11:25:31 AM

Yes, get this mobo and quad core processor:
mobo: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ( has got all the new feature and can do CF if you need to.)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
( just enough for gaming and easy for overclockin, you get what you pay fro with this cpu)

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM ( due to it's cas latency been 7 it's good) the lower the cas latency the better.

and a gurd quality PSU like corsair or antec or somethink like that :)