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November 26, 2012 12:18:54 AM

So im new at building a customizing a computer. Im trying to build my dad a computer for christmas. But i dont know if the parts im trying to get is compatible with each other. Hes an electrical engineer who uses some ancient computer that runs Windows 2000 lol. I dont know how he deals with it...he does autocad and that stuff.

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W Power Supply

ASRock H77M Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

These are the stuff that im trying to get. Without the case and windows 7. Is it compatible with each other?

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November 26, 2012 12:38:51 AM

Oh does auto cad? Please do tell me good sir... What is the max amount of money...You can spend on a computer. Your gonna need an I7 for that build. WoooHooo!!!

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November 26, 2012 12:46:03 AM
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Taking a quick look at the motherboard through the link, this is a socket 775 board, has a maximum memory of 8GB DDR2 RAM so would not be a sutiable motherboard. Searching for the ASRock H77M Micro ATX then this is a socket 1155 board and supports DDR3 through 2 memory sockets so your memory should be fine. PSU is probably sufficient unless you are planning on adding a graphics card.
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November 26, 2012 12:48:41 AM

Well for CAD... an I5 just won't cut it though. Hyperthreading works great with CAD. Unless he buys a CUDA powered or Radeon card.... he's gonna need an I7 for rendering....
November 26, 2012 5:26:51 AM

Rockdpm said:
Well for CAD... an I5 just won't cut it though. Hyperthreading works great with CAD. Unless he buys a CUDA powered or Radeon card.... he's gonna need an I7 for rendering....


he does light autocad. The computer he does it in has intel premium...i dont think he really needs i7?
November 26, 2012 5:27:20 AM

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November 26, 2012 5:27:30 AM

grn said:
Taking a quick look at the motherboard through the link, this is a socket 775 board, has a maximum memory of 8GB DDR2 RAM so would not be a sutiable motherboard. Searching for the ASRock H77M Micro ATX then this is a socket 1155 board and supports DDR3 through 2 memory sockets so your memory should be fine. PSU is probably sufficient unless you are planning on adding a graphics card.

Other than that is everything fine?
November 26, 2012 12:55:34 PM

i7s have hyperthreading. I5s dont. And i5s take quite longer to render. If your going to be rendering then and i7 that has hyperthreading is the way to go
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