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February 18, 2012 2:58:17 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: The next few weeks

Budget Range: 1250 before mail-in rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, autoCAD/inventor, video editing.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, speakers, mouse, monitor (maybe)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com (if they have a us site)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type intel, Nvidea
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: down the road

Monitor Resolution:1280x1024

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CUP COOLER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
50MM fan for the mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Current price @ newegg is $1247.
Finally the monitor i have is a 18 inch(square) dell E173FP 1280x1024 @60Hz or 16 ms response time. Should i invents in a new monitor?
EDIT: critique my build! i'm open to most changes

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February 18, 2012 3:10:37 AM

jjd712 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: The next few weeks

Budget Range: 1250 before mail-in rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, autoCAD/inventor, video editing.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, speakers, mouse, monitor (maybe)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com (if they have a us site)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type intel, Nvidea
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: down the road

Monitor Resolution:1280x1024
1920 x 1280 would be better and 23-24"

I think you can do better for similar money. Let me comment on your choices and then after I'll paste in a build for your consideration.

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For bling fine but for cost you can do as well or better for a lot less
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Your is a z67 and should be a z68 to max capabilities and longevity
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Fine. As an alternative you could go with an AMD 6870 or 6950
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
550w-650w is plenty. Stick with the brand or another top
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The i7 might give some value for the CAD work but for gaming the i5 series is better. If you want to OC the i5 then your choice of the 2500k is good. If you won't OC then the i5-2400 will do as well unOC'd but cost less
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Voltatge is fine but those tall spikes can cause clearance issues with the cpu cooler
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Prices are really ihg. If you can get by with a 500gb now it would be a better use of money. If this is the only drive you should consider the WD Black series. If you are going to use an SSD then a regular Hdd would be ok. In the build below there is an SSD/Hdd combo
OD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ok
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ok
CUP COOLER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ok or the CM 212
50MM fan for the mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Not sure its needed

Current price @ newegg is $1247.
Finally the monitor i have is a 18 inch(square) dell E173FP 1280x1024 @60Hz or 16 ms response time. Should i invents in a new monitor? YES
EDIT: critique my build! i'm open to most changes


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February 18, 2012 3:22:33 AM

^+1 to quietpc's build. SSD makes a massive difference in inventor, check out the nzxt phantom if thats your style too. :D 
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February 18, 2012 3:16:03 PM

alright thanks for all the input. u guys rock :bounce: 
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February 18, 2012 3:23:49 PM

Best answer selected by jjd712.
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