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No more Mac. 3d Design PC build

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May 23, 2012 1:53:38 AM

I have been a Mac user for the past 5 years and but due to all the issues with software and trying to run bootcamp and all the other problems that created. I just want a good PC. One that will be able to handle AutoCAD Arch. 3ds MAX and anything else I throw at it. this is the system I have started to put together any advice/recommendations would be great. I would also like to add a good video card in the $250-$350 range

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance ...
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Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K
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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
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Pioneer Black Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer SATA BDR-207DBKS
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May 23, 2012 2:30:06 AM

Very similar to a build I just did for a client of mine, in Hawaii, except I used a 2500K. I made his dual boot OSX Lion, and Windows 7. This is the 4th one he has ordered from me. I saved him about $3000 vs buying a Mac Pro with similar specs on older Nehalem processors, and I used a Z77 Gigabyte board for upgradability to Ivy bridge. OSX doesn't support Ivy officially yet :( 

My client requires both OS's and does not like running boot camp.
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May 23, 2012 9:02:42 AM

daship said:
Very similar to a build I just did for a client of mine, in Hawaii, except I used a 2500K. I made his dual boot OSX Lion, and Windows 7. This is the 4th one he has ordered from me. I saved him about $3000 vs buying a Mac Pro with similar specs on older Nehalem processors, and I used a Z77 Gigabyte board for upgradability to Ivy bridge. OSX doesn't support Ivy officially yet :( 

My client requires both OS's and does not like running boot camp.


Thank you for the reply! Thats sounds like a wise decision to go with the Z77. Also did you go with the 2500k instead of the i7 to save $ do to the fact that you plan on upgrading to Ivy later once supported? If OSX wasn't required would you have gone with the i7-3770K?
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