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May 25, 2011 6:01:10 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: week to 3 weeks

Budget Range:600 to 700 usd

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d design,gaming,surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers,OS,hdd,dvd rom

Preferred Website for Parts: not buing online

Parts Preferences: i like nvidia cards but its ok if i get a more powerful ati one

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1360x768

parts:cpu:core i5 2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
motherboard:gigabyte GA-PA65-UD3-B3
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
ram:G.SKILL Value Series 8GB 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu:Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu:Antec VP-450P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case:i dont know any good cheap one with good air flow should work

Additional Comments:i found that the gtx 460 768mb is alot better thn the gts 450 but i already stretching my budget so sould i wait to get it or it wont worth the wait on my screen res knowing that i want the most future proof of the two

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May 25, 2011 9:30:46 PM

I'd wait and get the GTX 460... It'll max everything at that resolution.

Secondly, drop down to 4gb of RAM unless you do a lot of 3D design that is RAM intensive.

I'd also upgrade to the 2500k, and use a different motherboard (Gigabyte Z68A-D3, or maybe an MSI Z68). The new Z68 chipset boards let you use the Intel graphics core as well as a video card, speeding up some encoding and whatnot. The 2500k has the faster graphics core than the 2500, so that's why I recommend it. You could also then add an aftermarket CPU cooler (like the CM hyper 212+) and have some fun (4+ghz).

For cases, I really like the Antec 300.
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May 25, 2011 9:41:21 PM

^ Why do that? Z68 is pretty dumb, he isn't going to be encoding/transcoding through Quick Sync as that's video editing, not 3D Designing so that's a waste of a small budget. I honestly recommend 4GB as the minimum since I've always survived with 4. But lately I've been noticing that Archiving(Moving VERY large files, Photoshoots etc)+Multi-tasking 4GB is defiantly not enough. Again Jason is right 4GB is enough. Though if you can stretch for it, go for the 8gigs.

Check out my build guide in my siggy. $600. Just swap out the i3 2100 for the i5 2400 and you're good to go. The i5 2400 will perform the same as an i5 2500 it's just difference by 200mhz, I believe, which is not even enough to make a real difference. After the i5 2400, add the 8GB of ram which adds $40 bringing you to a grand total of $690. You'll get a way better GPU too and a better PSU.

You don't need P67, you're not even overclocking. You aren't CFing so it's a waste there. Just save and put towards GPU budget.

5850 vs 450 GTS
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=316

5850 vs 460 GTX 1GB
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=313
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May 25, 2011 10:29:29 PM

jasonw223 said:
I'd wait and get the GTX 460... It'll max everything at that resolution.

Secondly, drop down to 4gb of RAM unless you do a lot of 3D design that is RAM intensive.

I'd also upgrade to the 2500k, and use a different motherboard (Gigabyte Z68A-D3, or maybe an MSI Z68). The new Z68 chipset boards let you use the Intel graphics core as well as a video card, speeding up some encoding and whatnot. The 2500k has the faster graphics core than the 2500, so that's why I recommend it. You could also then add an aftermarket CPU cooler (like the CM hyper 212+) and have some fun (4+ghz).

For cases, I really like the Antec 300.


i wont need the z68 there wont be a difference during 3d rendering 3d rendering uses the cpu only and its very hot here at summer so i wont overclock also when i render the cpu usage is 100% so i dont want to stress my cpu on high clock rates for the ram 8gb is a must i have 3gb and it is not nearly enough
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May 25, 2011 10:37:20 PM

aznshinobi said:
^ Why do that? Z68 is pretty dumb, he isn't going to be encoding/transcoding through Quick Sync as that's video editing, not 3D Designing so that's a waste of a small budget. I honestly recommend 4GB as the minimum since I've always survived with 4. But lately I've been noticing that Archiving(Moving VERY large files, Photoshoots etc)+Multi-tasking 4GB is defiantly not enough. Again Jason is right 4GB is enough. Though if you can stretch for it, go for the 8gigs.

Check out my build guide in my siggy. $600. Just swap out the i3 2100 for the i5 2400 and you're good to go. The i5 2400 will perform the same as an i5 2500 it's just difference by 200mhz, I believe, which is not even enough to make a real difference. After the i5 2400, add the 8GB of ram which adds $40 bringing you to a grand total of $690. You'll get a way better GPU too and a better PSU.

You don't need P67, you're not even overclocking. You aren't CFing so it's a waste there. Just save and put towards GPU budget.

5850 vs 450 GTS
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=316

5850 vs 460 GTX 1GB
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=313

i know i wont need p67 thats why i chose an h61 motherboarb for the gpu the 5850 is very good but i cant afford it i might squeeze and get the gtx 460 768mb but thats it also i want to know if the psu i chose is enough for the build i think you are right about the processor i might get the 2400 but it mostly depends on what i find at the store i also want to clarify that here the stuff it more expensive than their price on the internet
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May 25, 2011 11:53:36 PM

OHHHHHH The P65 was misleading.

As for the the not being able to get the 5850. Why not buy online? The 460 is $140 outside and the 5850 is only $150 but you gain way more perf. Where exactly are you buying your parts? If you follow my build guide, you should be able to fit it all into your budget
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May 25, 2011 11:57:00 PM

aznshinobi said:
OHHHHHH The P65 was misleading.

As for the the not being able to get the 5850. Why not buy online? The 460 is $140 outside and the 5850 is only $150 but you gain way more perf. Where exactly are you buying your parts? If you follow my build guide, you should be able to fit it all into your budget


i cant buy online because i live in egypt i will buy from a local computer mall
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May 26, 2011 12:01:45 AM

Ahhh.... That explains a lot.
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May 26, 2011 12:05:33 AM

aznshinobi said:
Ahhh.... That explains a lot.

great :D  but you didnt answer me if 450w is enough for this build?
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May 26, 2011 12:20:26 AM

Umm.... Yes, I'd try to stick with 500w though.
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May 26, 2011 12:34:28 AM

aznshinobi said:
Umm.... Yes, I'd try to stick with 500w though.

ok thanks i will keep that in mind
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May 26, 2011 12:34:51 AM

Best answer selected by micododo.
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