CAD build advice

Hello I would like some feedback on this Build. It will be used for Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=16491127 as well as some HD video presentations.

Purchase Date: This Month
Buget range: $1500-$2500 (the cheaper the better not looking for a overkill)
Preferred sites: Amazon, Newegg
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
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CPU: i7-2600k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
Mobo: GA-Z68XP-UD4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128507
Storage: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
RAM: G.Skill RipJaws (2x8gb) total 16gb
Case: Corsair 600T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005
Drive: LG DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
Heat sink: Cooler Master hyper 212
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
OS: Windows 7 pro 64bit
Video Card: Quadro 2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133353


I need some advice with the PSU. Im leaning toward a 750w or should i go with a 850w?

Also has anyone had any experince with the Quadro 2000, is this a good card for the presentations and inventor? or recommend something better or more basic?

And if this was your build what would u add? bigger ssd? better cooler?awesome lights? :na:

Thank you for the help cheers :D
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  1. This PSU is more than enough for your build CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W 80+ bronze modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
  2. awesome thank you :D
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    I need some advice with the PSU. Im leaning toward a 750w or should i go with a 850w?


    750 is definitely plenty for that build, might be a little overkill. You could probably get by with 650.

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    Also has anyone had any experince with the Quadro 2000, is this a good card for the presentations and inventor? or recommend something better or more basic?


    Quaddro is a good professional card. I'd suggest if this were a workstation go with a Xeon setup instead of an i7-2600K, try this:

    - Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131725 - Asus P8B
    - CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115082 - Intel Xeon E3-1245
    - RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139575 - Kingston 8GB server RAM 1333MHz

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    And if this was your build what would u add? bigger ssd? better cooler?awesome lights? :na:


    I'd get a different SSD - the Corsair Force 3 has a lot of issues associated with the Sandforce firmware - go with this instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

    The Hyper 212 is a good choice for cooler, but alternately you could check out this article if you want some cooling suggestions:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130.html

    I really like Akasa's Voodoo Venom for its' ease of installation.

    Don't waste your money on "awesome lighting" - that's not important to the build, you can get that stuff later. The 600T has some really nice lighting and color scheme. For your budget - the GPU and PSU are the most important parts of any build, bar none, and you want to get the best you can get for the money, and skimping in these areas to get useless accessories is never a good thing, IMO.
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    Quaddro is a good professional card. I'd suggest if this were a workstation go with a Xeon setup instead of an i7-2600K, try this:

    - Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131725 - Asus P8B
    - CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115082 - Intel Xeon E3-1245
    - RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820139575 - Kingston 8GB server RAM 1333MHz


    Pardon my ignorance but what would be the differences between that build and my build?

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    I'd get a different SSD - the Corsair Force 3 has a lot of issues associated with the Sandforce firmware - go with this instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148442

    The Hyper 212 is a good choice for cooler, but alternately you could check out this article if you want some cooling suggestions:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,3130.html

    I really like Akasa's Voodoo Venom for its' ease of installation.


    I will definitely go with the Crucial M4 SSD! that was gonna be my second choice.

    The Akasa's Voodoo seems to have a really good rep and the unique look is a bonus ;)

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    Don't waste your money on "awesome lighting"


    :lol: it was a joke, there is no way im going for that its too much of a distraction :lol:
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    Pardon my ignorance but what would be the differences between that build and my build?


    The Xeon is a far more workstation friendly CPU than the i7 is and it has a way different set of instructions that will make it easier for rendering apps to understand than the 2600K will.

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    The Akasa's Voodoo seems to have a really good rep and the unique look is a bonus ;)


    I wish I had seen that Akasa fan before I got the EVGA one - I would have picked that up in half a second.

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    :lol: it was a joke, there is no way im going for that its too much of a distraction :lol:


    True - I don't want my PCs having more lights than Vegas. :lol:
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