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$1500 3d modeling/CAD and gaming PC (also need advice on GPU)

This will be my first Build ever. so im looking to see i'm leading in the right track for a good computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next month!

Budget Range: 1500$ CDN Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: CAD/3D Architectural Modeling (Revit, 3Ds Max Design), Gaming, Internet Downloads.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Case)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: Canada, Ottawa

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Ausus or Gigabyte Mobo, Graphics IDK?

Overclocking: Yes but not over 5ghz.. maybe later

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Fan cooling or liquid? Professional or Gaming Graphics card?

Case Already Purchased
NZXT Phantom Full Tower ATX Case White ( not black as showed on the link)

ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 230$
or (cheaper would be nicer but are both mostly comparable)
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 180$
I also could go with a Good Z68 Chipset mobo that can work well for OCing

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B 90$

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply 190$

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 330$

SSD Boot
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 160$

HDD Data
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 150$

CPU Fan/Heatsink
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan 70$
or ( but if Cooler Master is fine.. i would go with the lower price for sure)
Corsair (CWCH100) Cooling Hydro Series H100 High-performance CPU Cooler 99$

Graphic Cards
PNY VCQ2000D-PB Quadro 2000D 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card 430$
or ( but im not even sure what should i be looking for since i dont know much in GPU)
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 270$

Much help would be appreciated and Suggestion. I'm listening

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  1. Best answer
    First, don't spend the extra money on 1866 memory. A 1600 kit is considerably cheaper. I would change your RAM and SSD with these (which winds up to be about the same price):
    G.Skill 8GB:
    Crucial M4 128GB:
    The M4 is a more reliable drive and it's larger than the one you linked.

    I would say don't get the closed loop liquid CPU cooler. They're just not really worth the extra money.

    The PSU model that you picked is a good model, but the Corsair TX750M is going to be just as good for considerably cheaper. It's the same amount of power, it has the same connections, and it's also modular.
    Corsair TX750M:

    The DELUXE model motherboard isn't really worth the extra money unless you really need the couple of extra ports. I have an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO and it's been excellent.
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO:
    Here's a pretty good Gigabyte model you might consider, also:
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3:
  2. Best answer selected by 13shane13.
  3. 1600 ram could void your cpu warranty with intel i would not recommend above 1333 which is what the cpu is rated for.
  4. let the mod mouse .(mousemonkey) close the topic
  5. serialkiller said:
    let the mod mouse .(mousemonkey) close the topic

    You go looking for a 3 day old topic to post this? :pfff:
  6. lol
  7. Also dude the mods do their jobs and do them well. They really do not need you bumping old threads to point things out to them. They lock them when they see fit as well as when they get a chance. This is like the third old topic i've seen you post in bumping it up >_<
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