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November 27, 2012 2:02:52 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 361 (Black) ATX Mini Tower Case ($46.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 23:01 EST-0500)
November 27, 2012 2:16:58 AM

Hi, do you have plans to overclock?

We can shave a bit of money off and make it cheaper without sacrificing performance :) .

The PSU is great but if you don't plan to SLI then it's a waste.
November 27, 2012 2:22:15 AM

PSU is a waste in either case. It's overkill and too expensive for a single GPU system, and insufficient for 2-way SLI/Crossfire.

Get the 7950 or 670 instead. The 660 Ti isn't that great especially for what you're going to do with it, the low bus rate cripples performance.

A 1TB Caviar Blue is only $10 away from t hat 500gb Toshiba.

Get 2x4gb RAM for dual-channel.

If your 3d work is heavy or much needed for work/school, I believe you'll be better off getting an AMD CPU instead with the 8 Piledriver cores/modules.
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