$900-1000 3D Design build

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week (I hope)

Budget Range: About $900 could be more but nothing above $1000 (less better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D Design, modeling, rendering and a little bit gaming (not high performance games)

Parts Not Required: Display, keyboard, mouse non needed

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and ibuypower (wich deliver has it expensive!)

Country: México but will be delivered to TX then to me

Parts Preferences: I'm aiming for the i7 3770 but willing to hear advice (I'm a noob)

Overclocking: Maybe but most likely not

SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so... maybe far future...

Additional Comments: I "built" 2 lists from newegg and ibuypower but I would prefer you guys give advice.

newegg (Subtotal: $914.91):

ibuypower (Sub Total: $903.00 + $75 shipping):

1 x Case ( AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Blue )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
1 x Memory ( 16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti - 1GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 981MHz - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 )
1 x Power Supply ( 850 Watt - AZZA Dynamo 850W )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red )
1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )
1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

Very willing to hear your advice!
Thanks in advance. :D
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  1. Best answer
    Here you go,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($285.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $873.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    You don't need a z77 motherboard with that CPU since it's not a -K version, hence you can't OC with it.
    The PSU you chose is overkill. You only need about 500-550w.

    Now, if you want to overclock, I can revise the list I gave.
  2. Well that's really nice, I read about CUDA on NVIDIA video cards to be helpful for desgin but not sure if that much. With this I can spend on a UPS to protect the PSU, any recomendation?
  3. Mmm, dunno sorry. I've never felt the need to buy one since most reliable PSUs have built-in safety measures to protect the components.
  4. Hmmm, I'm still hesitating over the video card, wouldn't it be better a NVIDIA? there isn't too much information (or I might be looking in the wrong places) about what's better for designers but I've seen people saying CUDA, 3D surround and stuff, i just don't know, and the 30dls rebate I'll probably won't get it since I'll be paying someone to deliver the stuff so rebating won't be possible...

    I'm pretty happy about everything else, probably getting that...
  5. It's your call, honestly.
    The 7870 GHz performs on par with Nvidia's 660 Ti, but at a significantly cheaper price.

    Get the Nvidia if you really need the CUDA, and if you'll be more comfortable knowing you have a Nvidia card.
  6. Alright, all go with the build you provided since I'm very comfortable with it, thanks!
  7. Best answer selected by robotman_rossum.
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