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Workstation-Solidworks-$1000.00 USD

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January 17, 2011 6:01:08 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or so...

Budget Range: $1200.00 or less. Aiming for $1k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Solidworks, mastercam, Autocad

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or preferably newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: No. This rig is for work... :( 

SLI or Crossfire: Yes if applicable. (budget wont hold it im pretty sure)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not opposed to AMD but will not use FIREPRO. OS will be inlcuded in cost. Win 7 PRO.

My current build Idea: Any thoughts or improvements?

1. ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
2. COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
3. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
4. Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified
5. 2x Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
6. PNY VCQ600-PB Quadro 600 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
7. Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
8. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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January 17, 2011 7:13:33 PM

made some changes for your budget...

since you're not overclocking - you don't need the P67 motherboard or the 'K' series CPU - go for that combo with the i7-2600 + Intel H67 motherboard /w SATA6 + USB3

RAM go for a 2x4gb kit (as opposed to 2 kits of 2x2)

that Antec case might be more suited for the 'work environment' - it is very silent... and also comes with the Antec 500w PSU

and now you even have room leftover for an SSD for the OS and the apps..! (you won't regret it..)
- ASUS Black 24X DVDRW: $17
- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: $70
- OCZ Vertex 2 60GB: $130
- Antec Sonata III 500 Black Mid Tower + 500W Power Supply: $115 ($90 after mir)
- PNY Quadro 600 1GB: $170
- Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333: $82
- [COMBO] Intel Core i7-2600 + Intel BOXDH67BL H67 SATA6 USB3: $380

TOTAL: $965 ($940 after mir)

January 17, 2011 7:29:52 PM

Yeah I didnt even think about the 2600k. Im still building it for me I Thanks for the input!
January 19, 2011 2:11:36 PM

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