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July 28, 2012 9:29:18 PM

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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July 28, 2012 9:34:34 PM

We need a lot more information.

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

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=N82E168...

Doing so would give you more 'BANG' for the BUCK with no loss in gaming performance.
July 28, 2012 9:43:50 PM

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.
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July 28, 2012 9:53:40 PM

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!?
July 28, 2012 10:19:36 PM

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.
July 28, 2012 10:50:02 PM

For one 7950, 750W is way overkill. Get an XFX 550W.
July 28, 2012 10:56:04 PM

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?
July 28, 2012 11:05:34 PM

7950 is going to be better eben with the 560 in SLI.
July 28, 2012 11:22:05 PM

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
July 28, 2012 11:24:48 PM

GTX 670 hands down. Beats the 7950 big time.
July 28, 2012 11:27:35 PM

Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5

this a good option?, slightly over budget at £165 but thats ok
July 28, 2012 11:28:24 PM

How is that over budget and the 7950 is not?
July 28, 2012 11:32:20 PM

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?
July 28, 2012 11:35:45 PM

2 cards in SLI is a bad idea with low-mid range cards. Just get a single card like the 7950.
July 28, 2012 11:42:13 PM

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-s...

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

Dave
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