System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, video editing, solidworks
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, ncix.com, canadacomputers.com
Parts Preferences: Intel, ATI but if Nvidia is better then that's the way to go
SLI or Crossfire: Yes in future
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
I am mainly going to be gaming but am also going to be designing in solidworks and some video editing.
If i keep this for a few years, compared to the i5 2500k, is the extra 100 dollars for the i7 2700k going to pay off?
I dont think hyperthreading will benifit gaming or solidworks, but the video encoding it will so for now i will leave it at i7 2600k.
The reason i think it should be 250gb is because steam alone will eat up 100gb with all my games. Now that may be a bit careless but even if it was only 50gb which is nothing with the size of games these days, then tack on windows, solidworks, any other software you use all the time and that space disappears quickly.
This case seems to be popular but i am not to keen on it having the hard drive bay mounted in line rather than sideways because with one or two video cards in there, it is not fun to work on if you have to mess around with hard drives. My current PC has many HDD problems and it is a huge pain to work on so i don't know if i want to go the same route. Another thing i would prefer to have a case with dust filters and obviously a really good cool case because i will be running air cooling on the CPU.
I feel like this case will collect some dust because dust filters are only at the front of the case and there is only 1 intake fan and 2 exhaust.
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good choice brother!
go with i7 2600k-you are going to use hyper threading otherwise 2500k is amarter choice.don't consider i5 a weak cpu,it can do anything ATM.
i guess you can easily adjust a gtx 580 in your budget.MSi is my favorite.it's going to be a bit of overkill for your mentioned resolution.i would suggest 6970 2gb.it has enough VRAM fir AA/MSAA and ultra settings of modern games at an affordable price.
crucial m4 128 is a really good SSD.use it for OS and your 'main' games and programs.grab a caviar black or spinpoint f3 1TB for other stuff.
both cases are good.grab the cheaper one
750w will do with 6970 CF but xfx pro 850w is cheap and receives high ratings on johnnyguru.go with it.
i hope this is under $2500.i will see you soon.
use asus website and check how much psu u r wanted ,BUY 1200W collermaster it give1440W not need to upgrade after crosswire or sli , trancend axe ram 2000+mhz 8gb $119 with lifetime warenty , u said 1333Mhz 16gb dont give speed to u,
OK so I have no clue what Hitechgowthaman is saying...
Anyways, a few suggestions...
How badly do you need this upgraded awesome new pc? Ivy Bridge is right around the corner, April 8th, supposedly with new chipsets, Z77 or something. Anyways, I just bring this up because you are making a solid 2K investment, and the CPU is about to a gen old.
RAM, I would get 1600 MHz 16GB 4x4GB, though it probably isnt that big of a speed boost, and there really isnt any reason to go with the oc'ed RAM(>1600MHz)
I would look into getting a better monitor as part of the budget, since you do have the room for it in the budget. I think you will be quite pleased with a 22-24in monitor and your 1680x1050 can be secondary, which allows for some great multitasking.
Go for the i7-2600K.
I'd probably go with the 6970 over the 570.
Crucial m4 is a fast SSD, Corsair Force and OCZ Vertex are other solid SSD choices. Check out http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
The cooler is ok. There are a lot of big fat coolers like that. I think one that has 2 fans with a fan in the middle is a better deal, instead of 2 fans on the outside.
750w PSU should be enough, but if you want to be safe get a 850, but no more. Again I think 750 will be fine. The Corsair is good, if you have room in your budget, get a modular one.
Theres a lot of good cases out there. I would get sideways HDD mounting but a different case. Something around $100-$120 at the most. Cases are a huge personal preference, but I will look and give you some other good options.
MOBO is good. If you need to save money, you could get a MOBO around $150-$170 and still be excellent.
hello brothers,kozakcon is going to use 1680x1050 monitor.any thing above a 6970 or 570 is going to be a super overkill and waste of money.even 6970 and 570 are a bit of overkill.i would suggest 6970 cause it has 2GB VRAM and that is going to do well when maxed out AA/MSAA.7970 is OVERKILL!!!!!!!AND OF COURSE WASTE!
I currently have two 22inch 1680x1050 monitors and am going to buy a larger one in the near future at im hoping 1920x1200 but may just be a 1920x1080.
This is why i want to go with an overkill video card to support the larger res once i get it, and to continue to support games at max for a while.
After one video card cant keep up with games then i would buy another one and CS or SLI.
Going with a n 850W is likely not enough, i looked on the asus power calculator and they said 1100W for SLI of 580's, http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine calculator says 870W.. so maybe goign with the 850w isnt good enough.
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So no cards are PEI-E3 so is it really worth extra $200 to go two cards at PCI-E 2.0 x16 rather than x8?
I remember reading a while back that two cars at 8x didn't really affect its performance but things may have changed since then.
Lowlyworm, you said "Its only really usefull if your GPU can saturate a x8 lane"
How do i know? That being said below i describe how i think im going with 7970.
I did a quick comparison with a dollar value compared to benchmarks (using anandtech)
From what i found, the performace per dollar is very similar between Radeon 6970 and GTX 570, but overall the 570 is slightly better.
The 7970 is the most of course and the 580 is between the 7970 and 570.
So like always the newest has the worst $/performace ratio.
Down the road in a year or two, should i be concerned that CS or SLI of a 570 or 6970 wont be good enough?
I think im just going to go for 7970.
I completely missed that it was 1333 ram and not 1600. I am definitely going to get 1600 or potentially OC'd ram.
It looks like going OC'd ram is not worth the price to performance but i may still go in that direction.
going with the bigger SSD is defintely more money but i am ok with putting up that money so overall my pc is faster.
200 bucks extra over a few years for no worry in what games are installed where + wait times IMO is worth it.
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I am still struggling to find a full case that i like a lot.
Blue LEDs are what im looking for, dust filters and sideways mounting hdds, any suggestions?
After reading some more, it seems like ivy bridge isnt anything spectacular other than it being a small step forward from the SB.
I dont really see the point in waiting then, especially considering i'll have to deal with my laptop till then which is a good W500 lenovo but cant keep up to any new games.
I finally found a case that i like, but it is quite expensive.
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