1000$ 3d modeling/gaming build, compatibility check Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: December 7, 2012 11:22 PM in Systems Share tenebrissicarius 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 $1500 with monitor and OS. System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d modeling, gaming, photo/video editing, . Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, Location: Canada Overclocking: Yes, will be new to it. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, want to have that option. Your Monitor Resolution: What ever works best with the GPU Additional Comments: Games: WoW, Dishonored, battlefield 3, Skyrim, Software: I will be using autocad/ solidworks, C++, photoshop Here is what I have found: CPU: i5 3570K: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... MOTHERBOARD:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... GPU: Evga 660 Ti OC or Gigabyte 660 ti OC RAM: Corsair 16GB: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 750W Power Supply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1T HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... OTHER: Monitor: Asus 23.6" widescreen http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Disc drive: whatever is cheap. Thanks very much, your help is appreciated! More about : 1000 modeling gaming build compatibility check angaddev December 4, 2012 5:26:46 PM fan controller is not necessary. Do you really need the SSD? I'm sure if you dropped it you could fit a 7870 in to play all those gtames you listed at good settings and to help out with cad/ps angaddev December 4, 2012 5:27:32 PM and with the ram choice, brand usually doesn't matter. Pick the cheapest 8GB 1600 set out there. Actually, if you're using CAD and PS a lot, it may be wise to get 16GB of ram. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tenebrissicarius December 7, 2012 11:22:46 PM Thank-you angaddev for the reply. I updated the list a bit, removing the SSD for now, and adjusting the amount of RAM. So the grand total comes to about 1100$ for everything (monitor and OS included). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$1500 i7-2600k Build for 3D Modeling/Gaming Forum3D Modeling/Gaming Rig, $ 1000 -1500 Forum$800-$ 1000 Modeling/Gaming Build Forum3D CAD Workstation Compatibility Check and Advice ForumCompatibility Check / Fan Question For Gaming Build (~$ 1,000 ) ForumAdvice On a New Build Please Forum~$ 1000 Mid Range PC Build Compatibility Check /Advice/Recommendations ForumHelp on pc for 3D dev and gaming (< 1000 $) ForumBudget Gaming PC Compatibility Build Check Forum3D Workstation Parts Compatibility Check + Picking PSU ForumCompatibility Check and Advice on $ 1000 -1200 Gaming PC ForumFirst Time PC build : Final Compatability Check ForumCompatibility and Price Check ForumCPU Temps ForumCritique on Homebuild 3D modeling system ForumHelp with a new build ForumOpinions on this build. ForumMid-Level System Build ForumHelp with my custom build! $1000 budget. ForumHELP - HTPC - Gaming Build - Power\GPU question - Antec ISK 310-150 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !