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January 1, 2013 12:20:38 AM

I'm looking to build my own computer. I do a lot of 3D modelling and designing for school, mostly work with AutoCAD and Revit. Recently I started to do some video editing with Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Effects.

These are the parts that I was planing to buy:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($135.99 @ Computer Valley)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1093.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 21:15 EST-0500)

Please comment on how i can make it better while keeping it in my budget.

Thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 1:20:03 AM

Do you do any video games? The 550 Ti is on the low end for gaming, but otherwise it's an excellent build.

Do you intend to overclock the 2600K?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 1:32:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1142.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 22:31 EST-0500)
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January 1, 2013 1:50:32 AM

If autocad is important, consider going with a 2011 socket. You'll still be able to use an i7, but that chipset is more expandable and better suited for rendering.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 2:12:15 AM

there is no way in earth someone will be able to get a 2011 Socket in $1000 build that would be worth it
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January 1, 2013 9:16:56 AM

Dont bother with 2011 socket with $1000 build. Anyway, Haswell is coming out so no point in getting a 2011 CPU when you could just get an ivy and use the money saved for haswell when it comes out
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January 1, 2013 4:54:37 PM

Best answer selected by crucialmangoz.
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