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December 15, 2011 8:58:55 AM

hey guys. well finally getting around to ordering some parts for my own personal computer. my gigabyte 990fxa ud3 and thermaltake a60 case has came in but thats where you guys come in.

i want to make this computer as future proof as possible, i dont wanna upgrade for atleast 3 years if possible (i know new stuff will come out and ill prolly want it). but how does this sound

cpu: FX 8120 or 8150, do you really pay $60 bucks for .5 ghz?
psu: corsair 600w
ram: g.skill 16gb 1600
gpu: asus 6950 2gb 256bit

then later on ill add a SSD, 2 more monitors 23-24"..

i dont game but i hate for a computer to be slow. i mess alot with autocad and my computer now freeze some.

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December 15, 2011 9:13:56 AM

Nice, should last you 3 years easy.
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December 15, 2011 9:14:18 AM

blakecarter said:
hey guys. well finally getting around to ordering some parts for my own personal computer. my gigabyte 990fxa ud3 and thermaltake a60 case has came in but thats where you guys come in.

i want to make this computer as future proof as possible, i dont wanna upgrade for atleast 3 years if possible (i know new stuff will come out and ill prolly want it). but how does this sound

cpu: FX 8120 or 8150, do you really pay $60 bucks for .5 ghz?
psu: corsair 600w
ram: g.skill 16gb 1600
gpu: asus 6950 2gb 256bit

then later on ill add a SSD, 2 more monitors 23-24"..

i dont game but i hate for a computer to be slow. i mess alot with autocad and my computer now freeze some.

bulldoze sucks badly, get an i5 2500k or i72600k or if you must be amd like me get the 1100t, much cheaper, better sigle core performance.
get a 750W+ psu just in case
16gb of ram is overkill, you could get 8gb
gpu is awesome
get one monitor only, I recommend the the asus PA238Q or the Dell U2412HM
mobo, stay with for amd, get a z68 for intel.
thermaltake ive had problems with, have a look at the cm690 II or HAF 912+
id get a 64gb ssd as boot and 1tb hdd as data drive
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December 15, 2011 9:59:28 AM

blakecarter said:
i dont game but i hate for a computer to be slow. i mess alot with autocad and my computer now freeze some.


If you dont game you dont need a 6950...complete waste of money for you.
Change to an i7 for autocad, 400w psu should be enough.
Get an SSD now since you dont need a graphics card.
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December 15, 2011 11:01:06 AM

bavman said:
If you dont game you dont need a 6950...complete waste of money for you.
Change to an i7 for autocad, 400w psu should be enough.
Get an SSD now since you dont need a graphics card.

autocad may benefit alot from the gpgpu of the 6950 though.
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December 15, 2011 11:01:27 AM

You want to make sure you DO purchase a good videocard for auto cad.. which I assume you know cause you got a decent card for the job. Not sure if an Nvidia card would be a better purchase considering they may have better support for gpu number crunching in the future but thats something to think about.. Not sure if auto cad has implemented any gpu cuda support yet. you might want to up the PS to 750 instead of 600 and bulldozer may seem slower now but I see patches for large programs to utilize it better in the future a very real possibility. bavman is wrong on the video card.. and 16 gigs of ram is a good idea especially if you are going to work on multiple projects.. have one render and work on another at same time..SSD is a definate especially for OS and autocad.. and just throw all the projects on a large drive.. You could look into a hybrid drive but I haven't researched on how useful they end up being as a secondary drive.
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December 15, 2011 4:23:07 PM

thanks guys. i know intel might have its pros but im staying with amd. ive also heard that bulldozer sucks but it will get better im sure.
reason im getting 16gb ram is because i multitask. i dont want to get slowed down cause i have multiple apps open.
ive looked into hybrid drives but ive also not researched them enough to jump into buying one. maybe tho when i upgrade my HDD.
ill prolly buy 60 gb ssd for OS/autocad/photoshop and maybe a couple more apps.
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December 15, 2011 5:14:41 PM

radiumburn said:
You want to make sure you DO purchase a good videocard for auto cad.. which I assume you know cause you got a decent card for the job. Not sure if an Nvidia card would be a better purchase considering they may have better support for gpu number crunching in the future but thats something to think about.. Not sure if auto cad has implemented any gpu cuda support yet. you might want to up the PS to 750 instead of 600 and bulldozer may seem slower now but I see patches for large programs to utilize it better in the future a very real possibility. bavman is wrong on the video card.. and 16 gigs of ram is a good idea especially if you are going to work on multiple projects.. have one render and work on another at same time..SSD is a definate especially for OS and autocad.. and just throw all the projects on a large drive.. You could look into a hybrid drive but I haven't researched on how useful they end up being as a secondary drive.

thanks for helping, im not too familiar with pro programs like auto cad, and bulldozer struggles to beat the i7 or even the i5 in auto cad, which i doubt will be helped unless amd performs some miracle
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December 15, 2011 5:48:15 PM

Before you dish out 250 for a graphics card, do your research and look at the autodesk website to see which cards are supported. Most likely youll need a workstation card like a firepro or quatro card. also consider what you will be doing in autocad, if your not doing 3d work just skip it all together.
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December 15, 2011 6:05:19 PM

it mean autocad is going to run without a graphics card. its run right now on my crappy integrated card. but im wanting to run atleast 3 monitors and many CAD apps to run smoothly.. i mean i dont see $250 being too bad for something that ill be able to use for my personal computer for years and years. i mean unless i wanna start running more than 6 monitors or its dies.
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December 15, 2011 8:01:44 PM

bavman said:
Before you dish out 250 for a graphics card, do your research and look at the autodesk website to see which cards are supported. Most likely youll need a workstation card like a firepro or quatro card. also consider what you will be doing in autocad, if your not doing 3d work just skip it all together.

arn't they overpriced and baisicly worse? I would still get a gpu, but maybe go for a 6850
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December 16, 2011 5:11:51 AM

exban224 said:
arn't they overpriced and baisicly worse? I would still get a gpu, but maybe go for a 6850


Not overpriced..your paying a premium for the ability to use special drivers that accelerate special programs. Are they worst? No, theyre about 99% the exact same as their "normal" graphics card counterpart with small hardware changes to allow them to use different drivers.

I would say get a cheap gpu like a 6750 since a nice one wont give you extra benefits, but it will still be able to support 3 monitors. With the extra money you save get a ssd which will make a huge difference in your daily usage compared to normal hdd.

Did you look at theyre website like i recommended earlier?
go here:http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/cert?siteID=123112...

Fill out what program you'll be using and see their recommend graphics card.
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December 16, 2011 11:58:58 AM

bavman said:
Not overpriced..your paying a premium for the ability to use special drivers that accelerate special programs. Are they worst? No, theyre about 99% the exact same as their "normal" graphics card counterpart with small hardware changes to allow them to use different drivers.

I would say get a cheap gpu like a 6750 since a nice one wont give you extra benefits, but it will still be able to support 3 monitors. With the extra money you save get a ssd which will make a huge difference in your daily usage compared to normal hdd.

Did you look at theyre website like i recommended earlier?
go here:http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/cert?siteID=123112...

Fill out what program you'll be using and see their recommend graphics card.

ok, he can choose then, rather than arguing about it.
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