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Seeking advice on a build for running CAD (revit

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March 28, 2012 10:01:53 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next six months
Budget Range: 2200 dollars
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Most important working with revit architecture, and general home usage.
Parts Not Required: HDDs, mouse, keyboard, display,os

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences:Intel build

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 or higher
Additional Comments: I have been considering a mac (imac or mac pro) but am frustrated by the price for the amount of performance. Never done a build before and want to have an easy time installing. In the interest of comparing to imac I would like to keep the price under 2200 hundred dollars. Thanks for the help and feel free criticize my ideas and offer alternatives.

Here is what I thought might work just looking around on new egg

-Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Cpu: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Graphics card: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Dvd drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Memory: Either 16 or 24 gb G-Skill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-ssd: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Psu: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Cpu fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the help
March 29, 2012 9:59:01 AM

The mobo what you choosed is X58 socket 1366 , you need X79 socket 2011.
3960X is a waste of money. Buy 3930K also six core.
The CPU cooler what you choosed is not compatible with 2011 socket you need this Coolermaster : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOTHERBOARD : ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you don't want that Asus X79 Sabertooth than choose one from this list http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
VIDEO CARD : MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : i7-3930K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 120GB SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 29, 2012 12:30:35 PM

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
Mobo: MSi X79A-GD65 8D or with some nice x79 asus mobo

note what sosofm said make sure if your buying the cm hyper 212 cpu cooler is that it should have the EVO

don't waste money on a x58 system, the x79 system is the way to go
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April 5, 2012 1:12:03 AM

Thanks for the help guys.
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