Approximate Purchase Date: end of August/ beginning of September
Budget Range: 1500USD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programs relevant to industrial design (CAD, Solidworks and stuff like that), Creative suite..
Are you buying a monitor: yes but the only thing i know about monitors is that IPS is good and so is 1080p.. would be cool if it also doubled as a tv.
Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) Upgrading CPU, GPU, SSD, PSU, MOBO, RAM, Case.. pretty much everything ha
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, any other reliable site.
Location: NYC/Syracuse, NY
Parts Preferences: Would like an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU
Overclocking: Maybe slightly since I've never tried before
SLI or Crossfire: Doubt I'll need it but Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200
Additional Comments: A window would be nice. No excessive lights please, and a quiet computer would be great. also aftermarket cooling for the cpu if needed.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm replacing my 4 year old HP lapwarmer since I got accepted to the Industrial Design major at my school. Looking for something that will have excellent performance and put me well ahead of the macbookpro using competition for the next few years.
Or GeForce GTX 670 @ 400.00. http://www.geforce.com/hardware/de [...] ce-gtx-670
not sure which company to get? EVGA? MSI? I’ve heard some good things about the Twin Frozr, but not sure about the 670
Definitely go with the 670. I'm personally a fan of EVGA but I hear the MSI is a good card as well.
I’m definitely getting an SSD. And probably a second mechanical drive around 500gb.
How is the
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3/120G @104.99 ? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] =amaz98-20
Ugh, Sandforce... go with a Marvell drive. The Samsung 830 will be far superior.
Your list went over my budget a little bit.. and i think i forgot to list that i needed a monitor, or maybe 2 if budget allows ( but probably not ).
Most of the list seem like exactly what I'm looking for. However, to squeeze in a monitor, I'm thinking of swapping the 1TB for a lower capacity but at 6 gb/s instead of 3. do you think that will make much difference in terms of speed or cost? Also I don't want to skimp on the motherboard but how do I tell which motherboards are good? Everything else seems good assuming i don't have any compatibility issues.