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February 13, 2012 4:54:54 PM

Esteemed Sirs or
Hey Guys!

Happy to receive some help from the collective wisdom.

Intended use: Gaming/Movies/Surfing/Some mathematical software. e.g Octave, R, Python

Budget: Not an issue in principle but bang for the buck is the idea, dont want to overpay for fancy things.

Parts needed: Anything, except for the monitor. I would like to play from my bed ( Sue me :)  ) so wireless mouse/keyboard/headphones are a must. I am not dying for a SSD, unless it represents a dramatic difference. I can tolerate slower loading times.

Resolution: 1080p in the TV.
Games: The usual suspects. Skyrim with HD textures, BBC3,Deus Ex HR, etc . with settings which maximize the TV capabilities

System. Intel, so basically built around a i5-2500K I guess. Major doubt is the GPU , I dont want to overpay and over-consume power but do not want to fell short either.

Store: Amazon or Newegg. Dont want to buy in 2 places and I wont use mail-in rebates.
Country:I need to bring this baby down to South America, so I will pay about 20% more in shipping and taxes so be kind with my pocket.

What´s for you: My female cousin phone number. Or some cheap Steam game if I finally take your suggestions.

February 13, 2012 5:49:49 PM

I don't know if your mathematics applications are CPU thread or GPU intensive, verify this and post back here! (for example, engineering 3D CAD are very CPU thread and GPU intensive). However, for your case I think you're better off with gaming graphics, and not workstation graphics (save money, play games correctly on a high resolution screen, and the PC is not dedicated to mathematics programs)

Also, consider SLI/CrossfireX: at such high resolutions, you will really benefit from this if you have the budget.

Personally, I own a Bluetooth Logitech MX5500 Revolution keyboard/mouse and I game from my bed and it's very good (I've never owned a gamer keyboard/mouse though, so I can't compare).

And, as a final note, I have heard SSDs do really make a dramatic change.


With that said (and without knowing your budget), here goes:

Computer Case: Antec Nine Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard (USB3.0 w/ internal headers, SATA 6.0Gbps, PCIe 3.0, Quad-GPU support)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston Hyper-X 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vortex 3 SSD 120GB (not necessary though, decide if it fits in your budget!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: 850W CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(if CPU thread intensive) CPU: Intel i7-2600k (and overclock if necessary)
(otherwise) CPU: Intel i5-2500k (and overclock if necessary)

CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO and Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: (pair of) Sapphire AMD Radeon HD7950 Dual Fan (or any other 7950 from any brand)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Please post back with your budget and whether or not your math programs are CPU and/or GPU intensive!

(Sorry for taking a bit longer to write this, I had almost finished and my page reloaded and I lost everything I had typed!)

EDIT: Changed some things.
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February 13, 2012 7:32:29 PM

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quicksand10 said:
I don't know if your mathematics applications are CPU thread or GPU intensive, verify this and post back here! (for example, engineering 3D CAD are very CPU thread and GPU intensive). However, for your case I think you're better off with gaming graphics, and not workstation graphics (save money, play games correctly on a high resolution screen, and the PC is not dedicated to mathematics programs)

Also, consider SLI/CrossfireX: at such high resolutions, you will really benefit from this if you have the budget.

Personally, I own a Bluetooth Logitech MX5500 Revolution keyboard/mouse and I game from my bed and it's very good (I've never owned a gamer keyboard/mouse though, so I can't compare).

And, as a final note, I have heard SSDs do really make a dramatic change.


With that said (and without knowing your budget), here goes:

Computer Case: Antec Nine Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard (USB3.0 w/ internal headers, SATA 6.0Gbps, PCIe 3.0, Quad-GPU support)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston Hyper-X 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vortex 3 SSD 120GB (not necessary though, decide if it fits in your budget!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: 850W CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(if CPU thread intensive) CPU: Intel i7-2600k (and overclock if necessary)
(otherwise) CPU: Intel i5-2500k (and overclock if necessary)

CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO and Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: (pair of) Sapphire AMD Radeon HD7950 Dual Fan (or any other 7950 from any brand)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Please post back with your budget and whether or not your math programs are CPU and/or GPU intensive!

(Sorry for taking a bit longer to write this, I had almost finished and my page reloaded and I lost everything I had typed!)

EDIT: Changed some things.


Hey quicksand, thanks for taking your time. Regarding your questions:

1) I guess it would be CPU intensive,but nothing fancy,I won´t determine a protein structure or something, I will just run usual mathematical programs (regressions, somo optimization algorithms etc) so I think that the 2500k will do.

2)Budget, I just dont want to overpay, I think 1000-1200 USD should be enough to build a rig to play in just one monitor even @ 1080p in high settings, but I am open to ideas. I think two 7950 is a overkill, and I am trying to avoid dual cars, I just want one solid (proved drivers, etc) GPU which can do the job.

But as I said I am open to suggestions , and hope this can help other people around here too.

Saludos amigo.
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February 13, 2012 8:03:47 PM

Ok, two 7950 can very well be overkill for some people; I didn't know just how much of an enthusiast you were.

In which case, yes: Intel i5-2500k and single AMD Radeon HD7950. What do you think of the rest? I didn't check the total price...

EDIT:typo.
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