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1000$ 3d modeling/gaming build, compatibility check

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December 4, 2012 3:28:33 PM

Hello everyone, I'm new to this and would like to build a PC for school/gaming.

I think I have a fairly solid list of parts, with room for more complicated things down the road (SLI, multiple hard drives/raid/ overclocking)

I am going to start ordering the parts within the next few days, but before I do, I would like to double check that all the parts are compatible.

Probably the biggest thing I am unsure about is the power supply. Will it fit my Mobo?

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next few days,

Budget Range: Max is about $1500 with monitor and OS.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d modeling, gaming, photo/video editing, .

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,
Location: Canada

Overclocking: Yes, will be new to it.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, want to have that option.

Your Monitor Resolution: What ever works best with the GPU

Additional Comments:
Games: WoW, Dishonored, battlefield 3, Skyrim,

Software: I will be using autocad/ solidworks, C++, photoshop

Here is what I have found:

CPU: i5 3570K:


GPU: Evga 660 Ti OC or Gigabyte 660 ti OC

RAM: Corsair 16GB:

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922:

POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 750W Power Supply:

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1T HDD:


Asus 23.6" widescreen

Disc drive: whatever is cheap.

Thanks very much, your help is appreciated!

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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2012 5:26:46 PM

fan controller is not necessary. Do you really need the SSD? I'm sure if you dropped it you could fit a 7870 in to play all those gtames you listed at good settings and to help out with cad/ps
a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2012 5:27:32 PM

and with the ram choice, brand usually doesn't matter. Pick the cheapest 8GB 1600 set out there. Actually, if you're using CAD and PS a lot, it may be wise to get 16GB of ram.
December 7, 2012 11:22:46 PM

Thank-you angaddev for the reply. I updated the list a bit, removing the SSD for now, and adjusting the amount of RAM.

So the grand total comes to about 1100$ for everything (monitor and OS included).