New build for Gaming/Solidworks Tags: New Build Gaming New Build Systems Product Last response: August 27, 2012 7:51 AM in Systems Share ebasher219 August 26, 2012 4:05:21 PM First off this will be MY first build but I have a couple of friends who have built rigs that will help me once I have my components. I'm trying to build a PC that is both good for gaming use as well as Solidworks. Budget: $1500-2000 (I dont want to be cheap but I dont want to spend all of it if I dont have to) Case: I'm thinking of using this one: Corsair Carbide Series 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, Solidworks, HD video editing, graphical stuff (photoshop etc.) Are you buying a monitor: No Do you need to buy OS: yes, part of the budget if possible Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com/amazon.com (willing to try others) Country: USA Parts Preferences: Whatever works best Overclocking: only if necessary Monitor Resolution: 1080p I'm open to any and all ideas/help. I will probably be purchasing/building around mid September and would like to have a full list of components by then. Thanks! More about : build gaming solidworks TheBigTroll a b 4 Gaming August 26, 2012 4:11:16 PM heres what i would get http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fHDT Proximon a b 4 Gaming August 26, 2012 8:42:19 PM Here's a build I just threw together because I didn't like the two 2K build posted on the front page: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Seagate Barracuda ST3750525AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 2x MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 2x NVIDIA Gift - Borderlands2 Free Game Coupon Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997046 ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular ... Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050003-WW 120mm Case Fan TOTAL: $1,928.89 That's not to say you should run out and buy it, but it's a starting point. You probably don't need SLI so you could get a GTX 670 or 7970 and an AX650 PSU, save quite a bit and have the preformance you want. Related resources Solidworks Work Station - Forum I7 Build Gaming/Solidworks ($800-$1100): Have some parts already - Forum New Build , Feedback Please - Forum New Build . Feedback & Suggestions? - Forum Need advice on a new build I'm making - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer azeem40 a b 4 Gaming August 26, 2012 8:46:36 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($394.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1348.43 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-26 16:46 EDT-0400) Add $25 to the total due to MIRs. ebasher219 August 27, 2012 3:40:16 AM looking through those looks pretty promising i may use one of them. the only thing is that on the solidworks website it says that compatible video cards are either intel, ATI or nvida azeem40 a b 4 Gaming August 27, 2012 5:06:31 AM Intel doesn't make video cards. All cards are made by NVIDIA and AMD (ATI), and companies like Sapphire and HIS make aftermarket video cards. Proximon a b 4 Gaming August 27, 2012 7:51:59 AM Intel, ATI, and Nvidia cover almost every graphics option available. The only one NOT mentioned that I know of is Matrox. Here is a revised build, to more match what you actually need: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive A larger dependable drive for your data. GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Adequate card for gaming and should be compatible with your other programs. NVIDIA Gift - Borderlands2 Free Game Coupon CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10 16GB of RAM to accommodate your workload. ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Should provide adequate overclocks. KASPERSKY lab Anti-Virus 2013 - 1 PC For System Builders - OEM Another freebie Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler This gives you good temps while staying fairly quiet. SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) A good sized SSD for all your programs and games. CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX650 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPSV12 v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC High ... High end modular PSU, very quiet, excellent service and warranty. Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case Just a compromise over the more expensive 800D I linked before. Compatible with the H100 cooler. Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050003-WW 120mm Case Fan Free extra fan. TOTAL: $1,768.89 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Build - HDD Partition ForumNew Build looking for opinions and advice. Forum[ New Build ] How many years of gaming can I get ForumNew PC Build . Suggestions? 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