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New PC for architecture student

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August 4, 2012 1:17:27 PM

Hello,
I'm currently shopping for parts and have narrowed my search down to these parts:
1. i7 330k or i7 2600K
2. Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene
3. Thermaltake LitePower 700w
4. Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R, 16GB (4GB x 4) kit, Vengeance with Red low-profile heat sink
5. LITE-ON IHAS324
6.Zalman Z9 Plus, Mid Tower
7. Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX, 1TB/1000GB, SATA6Ghttp

I'm not clued up on pc hardware, but I've done a bit of research and made this build. I'm working around a budget of R11 000 max, (+- 1350$)

Main use is for 3D building, rendering (Revit/ AutoCAD etc). I haven't included a graphics card yet , (any recommendations?) Although someone suggested I don't really need one.
I won't be overclocking, but will play the occasional game or two (nothing serious).
So is this a good build with the available budget, or would you swap some items for others? oh and would all these items fit into the listed box? Any help would be much appreciated. (would like to buy within a week)

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August 4, 2012 3:15:44 PM

Spicy_benie said:
well a little gaming means your probably going to want a lower end graphics card. Try this nvida cards have cuda that is why i didn't go with amd... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Also i don't know much about thermaltake psu's so i would pick up this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this is cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This. I would not use thermaltake, only their "Toughpower" line can be considered to be reliable.
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August 4, 2012 4:43:25 PM

I'm considering the the Corsair GS800
Will it do?
And I don't know which brand of Graphic cards to choose- As EVGA is not available here (newegg doesn't ship to South Africa) Brands that are available is Gigabyte, Leadtek, MSI, Asus, KFA, InnoVISION, HP, Club 3D and PNY
August 4, 2012 4:45:38 PM

try gigabyte msi asus them are the ones im fimilular with
August 4, 2012 4:47:43 PM

id get the following

i7 3770k
asus p8h77-v
corsair tx750w v2 if you plan on SLI in the future or a tx550w v2 if you only plan on running one card
gskill ares/ripjaws x 4x4gb 1600mhz
WS caviar black 1tb

there is no performance increase with the faster ram
there is no point of a maximus board if you are not overclocking.
no point of a k chip if you are not overclocking
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