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December 17, 2012 4:03:15 PM

Hi there. I want to build a new PC and i would like to help me if you can.
Some informations:

System Usage: Mulltitasking, Max studio 3D, Autocad Civil 3D, Flow 3D (fluid simulations), Realflow and a little gaming (not a hardcore gamer who wants everything in full)

Location: Greece

Overclocking: Maybe

Here my built

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Midi Black
XFX Power Supply 650W ATX 24 pin Core Edition PRO650W
Hitachi 1TB Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 SATA III 7200rpm 32MB
SSD Intel SSD 180GB 330 Series SATA3
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3
Asrock Z77 Performance s1155 Z77
i7 3770Κ 3.4 GH
Gigabyte GeForce GTX660 2GB OC
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO

I am thinking if thiw system is a little too much for me. If i change the i7 with the i5 3570, ang the GTX660 with the GTX650 Ti i will have discount of $223. It is worth it? Thank you all!!

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December 17, 2012 6:25:54 PM

Those two changes shouldn't have too much of a downfall right now, though if you plan on this PC lasting, you'll more than likely end up upgrading into them. It's more of a choice for the future of your system than right now, as with either of those setups you should be fine for right now. Granted the i7 and GTX660 would obviously be slightly ahead.
December 17, 2012 6:38:52 PM

myself right now i would sit on building a pc. you have haswel and the newer gpu going to drop soon. myself i would build a system around a haswell i5 and a amd or nvidia 700 line of cards.for the ssd swap it out for the 520 or the 830/840. the intel 330 at one time had a firmware brick bug and bsod.
http://communities.intel.com/thread/33295
they had a lot issues with bsod and firmware on the 330.
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December 18, 2012 6:41:11 AM

Here the diference between the 2 ssd is about $100 so it is not worth it. So i will go for the first one (i7 and gtx 660). Any advice of the last minute? Thank you all
December 18, 2012 7:27:02 AM

If you are looking for a budget build an i5 performance vs the i7 can not be noticed. There is no reason to go with that i7. Drop down to an i5 and grab whatever card you want. The only reason for going i7 would be future proofing on the 2011 socket, but you picked a 1155 build so thats no good. Downscale the i5, and crossfire 7850s is what I would do.
December 18, 2012 7:59:59 AM

Thanks for the reply. I heard that the i7 is a big boost at the programs i use (flow simulations, i use ansys too for structural studies). Also the card (gtx 660) has cuda cores that help to rendering 3D videos from studio max 3D. I don't know if my informations are accurate!
December 18, 2012 8:17:43 AM

Seems like a 2011 build would be best for you. Motherboard will be a little more, 230 bucks on newegg, with a 3820, and the rest is the same. That would be ideal for your setup. Definately go with the 660 if you are rendering with studio max. I would look into a z79 2011 build though and see if you can afford that with an i7 3820. I thought this was for gaming. Go 2011, future proof yourself for ivy-e would be my recommendation, have a good night as I am off for bed.
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