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$1000 PC (first build looking for advice)

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October 24, 2011 12:59:46 AM



APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next couple months

BUDGET: around $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: professional programs (solid works, revit, etc.), gaming (cod, battlefield 3)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel for CPU. open to anything for other parts

OVERCLOCKING: unsure about it

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe, but didnt think about it

MONITOR: looking for suggestions

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: thanks on advance. Im looking to see if these parts are compatible and performance for price

here is the list of parts i found.


CPU - Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor


MOBO - Intel LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


RAM - PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory


GPU - ATI 100-505606 FirePro V4800 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card


HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


PSU - COOLMAX CUL-750B 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91


HSF - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler


ODD - SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM


CASE - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


MONITOR - didnt look into monitors but suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance. it comes out to be around $835 without the monitor.

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October 24, 2011 1:16:05 AM

Well, a 550W PSU would be more than enough for your build. (BTW, none of your links work)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70 XFX Core Edition PRO550W

As for RAM, I'd go with these instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$35 G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

Grab a better/newer board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100 GIGABYTE GA-P67A-D3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX (same price)
October 24, 2011 1:32:42 AM

If you're going to be using it for productivity software you may want to look at an i2600, the hyper-threading would be of help there.
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