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 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 SolvedGaming and home entertainment for au$2200 Forum Home Theater PC to fit in entertainment center Forum SolvedIs i7 3770k for a home office/entertainment system worth the price Forum Home Entertainment Laptop config Forum Home Entertainment/Work Station Forum NAS Build for Home entertainement Forum SolvedComputer Programming/Entertainment Build + Dual-Booting Help Forum SolvedMy first build for entertainment Forum SolvedINPUT NEEDED - Gaming/Video Editing/Entertainment Build .. Looking to see if what I have set up is missing anything! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !