Need Help - $1000 Work/CAD build

I've been looking to finally build another desktop as my laptop isn't really cutting it for me anymore. I'd need to be able to run CAD (SolidWorks mostly) as well as Photoshop and the occasional game (nothing too strenuous). I'm looking to spend around $1000 for hardware (processor, motherboard, PSU, RAM, HDD, graphics, case) although I'm not opposed to spending a bit more if the gains are worth it. I've been out of the desktop game for a while so I'm not too familiar with the current options. Would the new AMD Bulldozer be worth it, or should I stick with Intel? I'd also like to be able to put a separate RAID setup together in the near future to use as a home file server, so if it would be at all possible to incorporate that it would be an added bonus.

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  1. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <------ Please copy and paste this on here. :)
  2. Sorry, must have missed that.

    Approximate Purchase Date: Now through 2 months

    Budget Range: 1000 (maybe more, see description)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D CAD, Photo editing, file server, watching movies

    Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com, microcenter.com

    Country of Origin: USA - New Jersey

    Parts Preferences: no preference

    Overclocking: Maybe, probably not

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

    Additional Comments: I've been looking to finally build another desktop as my laptop isn't really cutting it for me anymore. I'd need to be able to run CAD (SolidWorks mostly) as well as Photoshop and the occasional game (nothing too strenuous). I'm looking to spend around $1000 for hardware (processor, motherboard, PSU, RAM, HDD, graphics, case) although I'm not opposed to spending a bit more if the gains are worth it. I've been out of the desktop game for a while so I'm not too familiar with the current options. Would the new AMD Bulldozer be worth it, or should I stick with Intel? I'd also like to be able to put a separate RAID setup together in the near future to use as a home file server, so if it would be at all possible to incorporate that it would be an added bonus.
  3. This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on for SLI.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-KKN1/dp/tags-on-product/B003ZM7YTA $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKBJH49, ends 8/14
    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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.714153 $190.98 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354587 $285 (Walk In Only)
    Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_1 $28.57 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313196236&sr=1-1 $59.79 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1460-KR/dp/B0050I1PHO $184.88 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1460-KR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Total: $1,019.18 *not including tax and mail in rebates

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3892#ov <------GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/11 <---- Review / benchmarks of HD 3000 graphics, Lucid Virtu, etc...

    http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2011/01/solidworks-multi-threading/ <---- SolidWorks takes advantage of hyper threading hence the 2600K in this build.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68xp-ud3-dz68db,2980.html <----- Review of that board

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=287 <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i7 2600K benchmarks

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extreme-edition-gulftown,2874.html <----- $1,000 Intel Core i7-990X Extreme vs $330 Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge

    *Sandy Bridge reviews down below

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/1/

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=622&Itemid=63

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/
  4. Excellent, thanks for the help. I have a lot of reading to do.
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