CAD/3D Home entertainment build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 28, 2010 2:55 AM in Systems Share Incognito1989 December 28, 2010 1:06:50 AM Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: 500-550 Before Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Going to be used for CAD/3D Rendering, Mild gaming, Lotsa internet/downloading and watching movies Parts Not Required: Monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: AMD Build Overclocking:Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Starting with 1 GPU but would like to have capabilty to add 2nd card Monitor Resolution:going to be ran through 1080p 43" LCD TV Additional Comments: Going to be used for CAD/3D Rendering, Mild gaming, Lotsa internet/downloading and watching movies Here's what i came up with on my own: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Total:$ 535.92 Would like to have upgradability options in future In future i will probably: Go to x6 Could decide between going to sli/crossfire or just getting higher end card eventually To save money i changed: CPU from x6 to x4 GPU From 256-bit to 128-bit MOBO only has 1 Pci-E 2.0 expansion slot Are any of those changes gonna hurt my performance? Thanks guys, PS. This forum is packed with info More about : cad home entertainment build gkay09 December 28, 2010 2:55:44 AM ^ Nice build, but say with ~$50 more, you can get X6 + 5770 + Surely a better quality PSU in that budget,... X6 + Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU - Antec EA 430W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The above parts have about ~$55 in rebates too,... HDD - Good one cheaper here - http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD502HJ&src... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedbuilding desktop mainly for home entertainment / multitasking Forum SolvedBuilding home entertainment system Forum Building an AMD home entertainment slash gaming pc Forum Home entertainment / business build Forum $400 USD Budget Gaming and Home Entertainment Build Forum New build 1k-2k home entertainment system Forum Review: "Build Your Own PC Home Entertainment System",Unde.. Forum Review This Build Please!! [CAD/3D] Forum Opinions/Thoughts on computer build mostly for cad/3d cad. Forum Custom build CAD/3d graphics workstation queries Forum FINAL CHECK $3600 CAD+3D MODELING BUILD Forum Budget CAD/3D graphics build Forum IS THERE NO WAY TO PUT EXTERNAL SPEAKERS ON AN lcd 42 sANYO Hd except with the home entertainment receiver (costly!) ? Forum SolvedGaming and home entertainment for au$2200 Forum SolvedWant to build Gaming/entertainment center PC, should I get an i5-4690k or i7-4790k Forum SolvedIs i7 3770k for a home office/entertainment system worth the price Forum SolvedFirst Time Entertainment/Light Gaming Build Forum Home Theater PC to fit in entertainment center Forum SolvedFirst Time Build for Entertainment and Gaming Forum Home Entertainment Laptop config Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !