Is this OK?

CPU: Intel Core i7 2700k
RAM: Corsair 16GB
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth
GPU: Sapphire HD 7950 3GB
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850
Case: Cooler MasterElite 430

Anyone have any ideas or comments on why this should be changed/wouldn't work?!

Thanks alot.
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  1. We need a lot more information.

    Fill out this sticky from the new build section:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice

    It will help us help you.

    Far as my impression:

    Drop the Core I-7 and replace it with a Core I-5 3570
    Drop from 16GB of ram to 8GB
    A 750Watt PSU should to just fine (and will save you a good chunk of change.)
    Upgrade your case to something nicer like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146066

    Doing so would give you more 'BANG' for the BUCK with no loss in gaming performance.
  2. Latest:

    CPU: Intel Core i7 2700k
    RAM: Corsair 8GB
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth
    GPU: Sapphire HD 7950 3GB
    PSU: OCZ 750W ZS 80+ PSU
    Case: Cooler MasterElite 430

    Anyone have any ideas or comments on why this should be changed/wouldn't work?!

    I have a 27 inch 2560 x 1440 monitor and need to use it heavily for CAD, including rendering finished pieces. However, i also want to be able to play games at Ultra settings at 1920 x 1080 and medium/high at 2560 x 1440. Games such as Battlefield 3, Total War and Starcraft.

    In terms of price i have a maximum of £900

    I have an OS already, aswell as an optical drive and a Hard Drive. I will be overclocking and so need to know if i need more cooling.

    Thanks alot.
  3. Also i got the case for £40 and its solid! nice big window and as far as getting bang for your buck goes, paying more for a case surely isn't worth it!?
  4. I believe that most Autocad users run Quadro or Firepro....good for rendering, not so for gaming.

    You should get at least 16 GB for Autocad. 2x8 GB is suggested min...allows 2 more slots for future memory upgrade. nVidia is preferred over Radeon for Autocad.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/dhLl
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/dhLl/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/dhLl/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.73 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.60 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£171.98 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£84.19 @ CCL Computers)
    Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£76.77 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£309.71 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £983.95
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 23:29 BST+0100)

    May drop the SSD to make your budget.
  5. For one 7950, 750W is way overkill. Get an XFX 550W.
  6. I like most of that line up but from what ive read two Gigabyte GTX560 1GB could be at least as good in SLI, and it would be around 35 quid cheaper. What do you think would work better?
  7. 7950 is going to be better eben with the 560 in SLI.
  8. If im looking for a GTX graphics card to buy and then later buy another for SLI, have you got any ideas which i should go for, the price for one being around £150. Thanks
  9. GTX 670 hands down. Beats the 7950 big time.
  10. Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5

    this a good option?, slightly over budget at £165 but thats ok
  11. How is that over budget and the 7950 is not?
  12. ive decided to go for an 2 cards in SLI and get one later when it is required, so im halfing my budget of £300, but dont seem to be able to edit my original post. Should i just start a new thread?
  13. 2 cards in SLI is a bad idea with low-mid range cards. Just get a single card like the 7950.
  14. bEngineering said:
    ive decided to go for an 2 cards in SLI and get one later when it is required, so im halfing my budget of £300, but dont seem to be able to edit my original post. Should i just start a new thread?


    A recent thread about GTX 670 vs. GTX 560 Ti SLI:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/276431-29-what-evga-superclocked

    Most Autocad workstations are oriented towards stability (vs. overclocking).

    Dave
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