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Architecture pc build, 1000 to 1200

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September 17, 2012 6:38:44 PM

Hello,

So this will be my first build and I appreciate any insight i can get. Im looking on building a pc for my work, predominantly architecture. (3d software, rendering, walkthroughs, photo editing)

Approximate Purchase Date: the closer the better

Budget Range: out the door (1,000-1,200)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d Architecture software (Revit, Rhino, Max, grasshopper) Rendering, Walkthroughs, CS 5, surfing, movies and music, maybe gaming.

Parts Not Required: monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference, other than it being all from the same site

Country: US,New York

Parts Preferences: I would like it to have a 120 ssd for programs and OS to run off of (fyi: OS I will receive from my school so this is NOT included in the price) plus 1tb harddrive for primary storage, also im looking on upgrading to a bluray.

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: dont even know what this is.

Monitor Resolution: I should mention I plan on running dual monitors for multitasking. Not sure what would be best, this will come later

Additional Comments:

I've seen some decent builds for 1,000 on toms, custompcreview, and newegg but these r technically for gaming so before i purchase something like those I wanted to get some outside advice..

Also my current desktop is the old Dell e310. 6+ yrs old. Looking on Dells website you can get what looks to be a pretty robust system for the price point I'm looking at. XPS 8500 media desktop. Very decent specs i-7 3rd gen, 12gb ram, nvidia graphics, 1tb... Why is it people i talk to say "trust me build your own". overall I have no complaints with my old dell and I gotta say they have pretty attractive deals...

Thanks much,
Rob
September 17, 2012 8:44:55 PM

This build allows you to add another set of that RAM later on for a total of 32GB.


http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $61.28 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-550-Power-Supply/dp/B004R... $65.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX ATX 550 Power Supply - P1550SXXB9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $315.98 save: $11.00
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $74.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128... $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $364.98 Save:$15.00 - 349.98 after 15.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Professional-64bit-System... $127.67 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,180.78 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H77%20Pro4MVP/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update
September 17, 2012 10:10:36 PM

Thanks for the response.
But with a pc this bold i wouldn't need a cpu cooler? Is that because I don't intend on adjusting clock speed?
I wouldnt need the OS i get that from school for like 11$ and i was hoping for a bluray.

also I was hoping 1000 to 1100 max) taking care of all the pc components and the remaining 100 or so for a keyboard, mouse, and speaker set.
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September 17, 2012 10:31:18 PM

Rob8424 said:
Thanks for the response.
But with a pc this bold i wouldn't need a cpu cooler? Is that because I don't intend on adjusting clock speed?
I wouldnt need the OS i get that from school for like 11$ and i was hoping for a bluray.

also I was hoping 1000 to 1100 max) taking care of all the pc components and the remaining 100 or so for a keyboard, mouse, and speaker set.

The stock intel cooler will work fine. Drop the OS, add a blue ray and then use this combo down below and that video card. That will cut the cost some.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... <----- cpu + RAM combo (16GB)

and this card....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99
GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
September 17, 2012 10:51:50 PM

I keep finding that its better and less stressful on the cpu if you use 2 x 8gb ram sticks instead of 4 x 4gb ram..Is there really that big of a difference?
September 17, 2012 10:54:36 PM

Rob8424 said:
I keep finding that its better and less stressful on the cpu if you use 2 x 8gb ram sticks instead of 4 x 4gb ram..Is there really that big of a difference?

Nope. 4 sticks all in the same set meaning they are all binned together. Can't go wrong with that.
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