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July 10, 2011 6:23:29 AM

Been researching and studying brands and parts for a while now while i rack up the cash to afford this rig that will be for my architecture studies with cad and rendering with a side importance with gaming. I think ive finally put together a decent build and thought i would get some input on it before i buy.

Already Purchased
Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
x4 (I know that its 1.65v and i wont be able to run the full potential of them if i bring it down to 1.5v, but at 23$ it seemed a steal for 4gb)

Still Needs to be Bought
Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
x2

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now i dont need a disk drive
I am also considering buying a ssd for my operating system and i will eventually need a wireless card, so any advice on those would be great since im not sure whats good out there for those.

If theres any advice that can be given, that would be fantastic, also if theres anything better out there or something that would be a better substitute, i would appreciate the help, im new at this still

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July 10, 2011 7:18:34 AM

Your build is "unbalanced". You have a ton of money in the case, psu, and mobo, yet you skimped in the gpu area and on the RAM. That and I do believe CAD favors Nvidia cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

or....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

or....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $189.98
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $454.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $434.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

here's a 12 phase board....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

or....

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-P67-Extreme4-B3-Motherboar... $159.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/27/ms... <------ MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC Review / Benchmarks

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard



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July 10, 2011 8:21:26 AM

Above recommendations are good but I'ld go with an ASUS motherbaord personally, def go Z68 chipset though.
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July 10, 2011 4:14:55 PM

tokencode said:
Above recommendations are good but I'ld go with an ASUS motherbaord personally, def go Z68 chipset though.


Thanks for the tips, after i posted i went to look for a cheaper psu to shave some cost down. The case was more of a personal preference, i just liked the looks of it and it had more than what i needed so i got it for cheap.
My only question at this point is what is the difference between a p67 chipset and a z68 chipset? its one of the only parts of the mobo that i dont really understand still
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July 10, 2011 6:47:33 PM

After some more researching i think ive cut it down to 3 possible mbs, a better psu, and a nvidia gpu

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you guys had to choose one of the mb, which would be the best chioce and did i go the right route on the psu and video card?
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