Suggestions on this build? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: November 24, 2012 7:05 PM in Systems Share icalvint November 24, 2012 6:44:01 PM I will be using this computer for gaming and autocad. I only have $1000 usd to spend though. Just curious if it's good enough and if this works PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pgkP Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pgkP/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pgkP/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg) Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Microcenter) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($144.84 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1038.30 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 15:42 EST-0500) More about : suggestions build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove butremor November 24, 2012 7:05:24 PM That should work. But why not nvidia card? I might be wrong, but doesn't autocad has features that can make use of nvidia cuda? | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Suggestions on this build?> Related ressources: ForumMy First Custom Build ...Hoping For Confirmation and Suggestions ForumFirst Build Suggestions ForumNew PC Build . Suggestions ? ForumMotherboard Suggestions for New Build ForumNew Computer Build REVISED Suggestions ? Forum1000$ System Build Suggestions ? ForumGoing for my first mid-range build . Suggestions ? ForumNew Computer Build Suggestions ? Forumfirst gaming build any suggestions ? ForumSuggestions for build w/o GPU for at or under $500 usd ForumNew Build , Suggestions Maybe? ForumMy complete build (any final suggestions ?) ForumAny suggestions or tips before build ? ForumDecent Gaming Pc Build ? Any Suggestions ? ForumBuild suggestions ForumGaming build - Thoughts and suggestions ? ForumFirst Time PC Build . Compatibility Check and Suggestions ForumGaming Build - Need Suggestions ForumGaming Build...suggestions ? ForumShould I upgrade my video card or hdd to sdd? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !