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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 6, 2012 4:21:31 PM

CPU alone will not improve the gaming like SLI 680's will.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
July 6, 2012 4:38:09 PM

Duh what?! OP please explain.

There are a few Z77's employing the 'PLX' chipset to have x16/x16 on the otherwise x8/x8 Z77 but keep in mind the LGA 1155 CPU is x16/x0 or x8/x8 on the GPU PCIe side so essentially the (x32) >funneled= (x16).

Unless you have a 3xHD monitor set up x8/x8 or x16/x16 PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 won't make much if any difference; see - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI...

Where either the LGA 2011/SB-E or LGA 1155/IB + PLX will make any difference is in 3 or 4 WAY SLI and with 3xHD (5760x1080) resolution plus highest details + high AA. IF you are thinking of a 3xHD gaming setup then I would suggest at least 3-WAY SLI GTX 680 4GB vRAM and on the LGA 2011 platform. Plus the registry mod for PCIe 3.0 on the SB-E - http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3135...
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July 7, 2012 2:36:09 AM

well im gonna do cad as a career so im gonna use that software and maybe even get into 3d rendering and maybe not 3 3d monitors but maybe 3 acer 24s im really trying to stay between 2500-3000 inc monitor but i might get a 50" hd tv
I suppose my real question is how bad will a 3770 hold back 2 ASUS DCII gtx 680s in comparison to a 3930 but due to the price leap i might get restricted to getting just 1 card
my build idea right now is doing a 3770kon that ws board and either get 1 680 and liquid cool everything custom 2 seperate loops or to keepo cost down by doing 1 loop for 2 gtxs and getting thermaltake closed loop
i might get the new rog board if its fancy enuff

or get a 3930 and get 1 card with 1 closed loop system

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July 7, 2012 2:37:07 AM

or can i get away with 1 gtx680 running a 40-52inch tv all pretty like
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a c 717 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 4:18:17 AM

Depends on how complex your CAD work is and how long it takes to render, and frankly CAD Workstations i.e. MP E5's can get obscenely expensive.

So is this a toy with just for fun CAD or something you're taking seriously for professional use?
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July 7, 2012 3:01:54 PM

lol I'm planning of making a career out of it I'm attending college for it and ast the end of my last semester we had progressed to basic 3d cad n i guess ill probably get into either mechanical or civil
but i heard that cad is getting replaced by a program that is more graphics intensive than cpu intensive as where cad is the opposite or vice versa so im wondering if which would perform better
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July 7, 2012 3:16:11 PM

580s are 400+ should i just get a 1000$ workstation card?
i mean i would like to play games on max settings but 580s arent any cheaper than 680s really
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July 7, 2012 3:25:06 PM

i am in the US I was lookin at newegg.com its rediculous
ebay isnt bad but i dont like buying things like that 2nd hand
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July 7, 2012 3:25:42 PM

show me ur source for that price
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July 7, 2012 3:35:50 PM

ok i think id pick up the 590s if i went ebay theres certainly enough of them
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a c 717 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 7:06:38 PM

tatmmrk2 said:
lol I'm planning of making a career out of it I'm attending college for it and ast the end of my last semester we had progressed to basic 3d cad n i guess ill probably get into either mechanical or civil
but i heard that cad is getting replaced by a program that is more graphics intensive than cpu intensive as where cad is the opposite or vice versa so im wondering if which would perform better

Then: Xeon E5, 32GB ECC, Intel 240GB SSD, 1-2TB HDD in RAID 1, and an AMD FirePro GPU.

I see folks using all sorts of 'odd' configurations - set your priorities.
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a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 7:32:34 PM

GTX 480 anyone?
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a c 717 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 9:40:45 PM

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Then: Xeon E5, 32GB ECC, Intel 240GB SSD, 1-2TB HDD in RAID 1, and an AMD FirePro GPU.

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let me help you out.

No thanks, I got it. The Engineers I know are using the FirePro.

This is a good source from AutoCAD - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/syscert?siteID=123...

FirePro V7900 vs Quadro 4000

They're about the same price and Pro GPU's I'd consider:



Gaming then yep sure nVidia. Most of the folks that post their 'opinions' often are an interesting lot. Based on what you've (OP) stated as Engineering CAD work then ATI ... something else then look for the specific tests (benchmarks) you need.

Here's a couple reviews with a variety of different tests, some tests the difference is small others standout while AMD does better in some nVidia is better in others. The difficulty is knowing what end product(s) you'll use and use most.

FirePro V7900 vs Quadro 4000 - http://www.cgchannel.com/2011/10/review-professional-gp...
Budget review - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firepro-v3900-revie...

Order Independent Transparency (OIT) - http://cadspeed.wordpress.com/tag/graphics-card/

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a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 9:56:57 PM

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WTF is that about.?
you finally got one.?
I wouldn't touch the GTX 480 for (newegg) $220 + tax and shipping.
when you can get a GTX 570 (look hard) for just a few dollars more...
GTX 480 = bad move.

(my opinion)
I'd take a GTX 560Ti-448 over the GTX 480 as well.
at stock the 480 is only a hiccup faster than it.

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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 10:28:16 PM

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July 7, 2012 11:28:07 PM

lol thats y i didnt want a 580 did they fix that i knew 480s were hot as *** thats y i was looking at LC but i might have to buy a 580/590 and also a firepro from the looks of it
I was looking at the quadro fx4000 before i found out it was for macs but if ati is really that much better
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July 7, 2012 11:34:50 PM

with 580s


Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
$159.99
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$169.99

EVGA 03G-P3-1595-RX GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


$1,289.97
($429.99 each)

SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply

$219.99

CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMT16GX3M4X2133C9
$229.99
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

$129.99
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD G
ASUS P8Z77 WS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
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July 7, 2012 11:40:19 PM

new egg
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July 7, 2012 11:41:51 PM

2800 total i think Im putting together a workstation with a 7900 firepro now and see how it works that firepro was way better than nvidias 4000 o some things i dont know if ill go that far into it to require that but if i do thatd be awesome
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July 7, 2012 11:45:51 PM

FirePro V7900 vs FirePro V7800P
interesting
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July 7, 2012 11:49:47 PM

price is basically the same
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July 8, 2012 12:11:30 AM

ill have to go for a not dual cpu system for sure that is retarded expensiveat 3grand and no case or cooling
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July 8, 2012 12:22:53 AM


NZXT Phantom PHAN-002OR Newegg Exclusive Black Finish w/Orange Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$119.99

Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


$169.99

EVGA Signature 04G-P4-2692-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$1,049.99
SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

$199.99
ASRock X79 Extreme9 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$344.99
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

$569.99



Thermaltake WATER2.0 Pro Closed-Loop All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Dual 120mm PWM Fans 120x49mm Radiator CLW0216


$109.99

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

$129.99

Subtotal: $2,694.92
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July 8, 2012 12:24:57 AM

I mean i want it but *** it
i think a 690 will take care of my needs and that way i can still game and if the card becomes a problem ill sell it for 500$ more than i paid for it buy another one n then get a midrange firepro
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July 8, 2012 12:34:45 AM

1050 for the signiture edition from new egg
and 590s are 400-600 on ebay but i need to get a killer warrenty for this build

how are amds server/workstations? i know bulldozer bombed for cool ppl use
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July 8, 2012 12:38:23 AM

also from looking through *** i figure i can get a 300-400 firepro card later for ws if the regul;ar card has any real issues
I think i could find a way to fix the problem through programing tho. my friends older bro told me there was a way for my to use the GPUs as regular computing processors so i figure if i get in it i can make it do cad studff better
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July 8, 2012 12:39:30 AM

or slap a water block on it and oc it till it works as good as i want it too
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July 15, 2012 5:31:05 AM

Best answer selected by tatmmrk2.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 15, 2012 10:29:33 PM

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