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I need help to build my new pc. I use Autocad and other architectural soft wares. I think i5-3570 & Asrock z77 extreme 4 mobo suit for me. Now I need advise whether
1) SSD and Graphic cards are must for faster performance? If so can I get both around $120?
2) which Ram 2x4gb is good?
Please help.
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  1. You need to list a firm budget for the graphics card; newegg must carry at least 400 new ones priced at $30 to over $600. For the ram, go with corsair, crucial, kingston, gskill, or hynix (samsung) in cl9 1333 or 1600 1.5v ddr3 with heat spreader. They start at around $40 in the usa.
  2. o1die said:
    You need to list a firm budget for the graphics card; newegg must carry at least 400 new ones priced at $30 to over $600. For the ram, go with corsair, crucial, kingston, gskill, or hynix (samsung) in cl9 1333 or 1600 1.5v ddr3 with heat spreader. They start at around $40 in the usa.

    Hi,
    can you recommend Graphi card around $100?
  3. o1die said:
    You need to list a firm budget for the graphics card; newegg must carry at least 400 new ones priced at $30 to over $600. For the ram, go with corsair, crucial, kingston, gskill, or hynix (samsung) in cl9 1333 or 1600 1.5v ddr3 with heat spreader. They start at around $40 in the usa.

    Hi,
    can you recommend Graphi card around $100?
  4. This one won't require a power supply upgrade if yours is at least 400 watts; it has no vga port, so be sure your monitor has a dvi port or find an old dvi to vga adapter from another video card: http://www.amazon.com/HD7750-1GD5-Radeon-HD7750-128bit-DisplayPort/dp/B007WLPUBO/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1339768356&sr=1-5.
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    Hi

    SSD are coming down in price a lot recently 240GB for about £150 (UK pounds) (cheaper than 180GB version ??)
    120GB for about £80/£90
    This is enough to install windows & programs BUT not your data so you also need a fast hard disk.

    SSD will reduce Windows startup time significantly.
    Though once Windows is ready to use may not be that much faster in CAD program

    Some one with a old version of Autocad was asking if it would work under Windows 7 or Virtual XP in Windows 7
    ( a good reason to get Windows 7 professional rather than Home)
    also will it work with Windows 7 (64 bit version) if not using Virtual XP.

    list of minimum and recommended hardware/software
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=15412189&linkID=9240617

    Graphics cards suitable for CAD are not the same as those used for Games
    Also a lot depends on what sort of screen you are using.

    regards

    Mike Barnes
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