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First Build: CAD, 3D Modeling, Rendering <$2000

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August 31, 2012 12:19:26 AM

Hi, I’m an architecture student, and I would like to build my first computer. I have been doing research but I understand I sill have a lot to learn. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Budget Range: $1750 - $2000 (After Rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: CAD, 3D Modeling, Architectural Renderings, and Internet browsing.

Parts Not Required: None

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but I'm open to suggestions

Country: US

Parts Preferences: No Preference

Overclocking: Not right now, because I don't know that much about it. However I may consider it in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
$ 339.99

HD - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$ 109.99

GPU - PNY VCQ2000D-PB Quadro 2000D 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
PNY VCQ2000D-PB Quadro 2000D 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
429.00

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
99.00

MB - ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
179.99

Case - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel
69.99

PS - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W
109.99

Disk - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
$ 16.99

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB
88.00

Monitor - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24"
199.99

Keyboard - Logitech K270 Black 8 Function Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard
Logitech K270
29.99

I will be using this machine with programs such as
AutoCAD
Maya
3Ds Max
Revit
Rhino
V-ray
Adobe Suite

I really appreciate any advice and suggestions. Thank you very much for your help.
August 31, 2012 4:31:36 PM

Hi, any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to see if this build would work.
September 9, 2013 5:40:06 AM

don't get the quadro. get a gtx, more vram
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