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New $2000 Build for AutoCAD/3D Rendering

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January 3, 2013 2:52:15 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: AutoCad, Sketchup, Vray Rendering

Are you buying a monitor: Yes 24" IPS Panel?

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: , ,

Location: Toronto, Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Asus Mobo

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 IPS panel would be the best

Additional Comments: Quite PC, SSD for Windows, AutoCad, Sketchup+Vray

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old one is 9 years old, time to upgrade with everything new.

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January 3, 2013 3:12:49 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($161.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.33 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: HP ZR2440w 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($339.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($141.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1847.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 00:12 EST-0500)

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base build you can cheap out on GPU
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January 3, 2013 3:25:26 AM

question on the Mobo, does the on board 2 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0 mean than i can hook 2x USB 3.0 to the front of my case?
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January 3, 2013 3:34:52 AM

^ yes exactly, the case has usb fornt panel too :) 
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January 3, 2013 4:23:19 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($225.79 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($319.99 @ Computer Valley)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($141.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $2025.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 01:22 EST-0500)
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January 3, 2013 4:33:45 AM

would go with k1114's build, you will defiantly see a difference in going to a 2011 platform than a 1155.

with a few changes such as

different SSD, different GPU, and a different case

will post build in a bit
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January 3, 2013 4:36:08 AM

I love my ASUS MOBO but I have to admit it has given me a little trouble. Plus ASUS customer service is... Ill put this nicely... sub-par.
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January 3, 2013 4:37:32 AM

Which socket will intel use in the future, 2011 or 1155? I like to try and think ahead a little :) 
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January 3, 2013 5:05:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2167.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 02:05 EST-0500)

intel will use 2011 for the ivy bridge e
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January 3, 2013 12:44:04 PM

is CPU cooler required now a days even if i decide not to OC?

i've never used an aftermarket cooler since i dont OC
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January 3, 2013 1:32:44 PM

^ not required, but....
even if not oc, in some heavy load works, 4 cores cpu can be overheating
good cooler ensures normal temp and longetivity of your not-cheap-cpu :) 
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January 3, 2013 3:09:28 PM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card

??

I personally perfer nvidia cards but want to hear some of your opinions, thanks!
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January 3, 2013 5:03:59 PM

MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
Which socket will intel use in the future, 2011 or 1155? I like to try and think ahead a little :) 


Probably neither. LGA 1155 is at the end of the line and Ivy Bridge-E will probably use LGA 2011 but you're most likely looking at paying huge premiums for those CPUs and it may not be worth it in the long run. The next generation (Haswell) is going to use a new socket - probably LGA 1150 would be my guess.

For that kind of setup right now I'd suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1593.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 14:03 EST-0500)

And then with the difference you can add a nice monitor and whatever else you need.
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January 3, 2013 5:14:12 PM

if this isn't a gaming pc why not get a Quadro card? granted they are more money but the drivers are designed for cad and 3d. for general compute performance isn't the 600 series worse then the 500 series?
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January 3, 2013 5:19:06 PM

The 3930k does not come with a cooler so you need one. What's wrong with the samsung 840? It's is faster in all aspects except seq writes which isn't an issue. I just picked the 302 because it is a good cheap case, has front usb 3.0 and I was already over 2k. If you want a better case, go ahead. I would actually change to a 670 after I looked up benchmarks. http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AutoDesk-Auto...

Also use cad not usd.

Intel is changing to 1150 for mainstream this summer and 2011 will still be used for IBE which should be out in the end of the year.
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January 3, 2013 5:23:39 PM

jonjonjon said:
if this isn't a gaming pc why not get a Quadro card? granted they are more money but the drivers are designed for cad and 3d. for general compute performance isn't the 600 series worse then the 500 series?


The older generation of Quaddros are power hungry, outdated, and expensive. The newer generation of Quaddros (the K5000) are well over $2K alone, so it's not really worth it unless you're running a professional rendering farm.

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What's wrong with the samsung 840? It's is faster in all aspects except seq writes which isn't an issue.


The standard 840 isn't that great from what I hear. The pro is the good drive but they're quite a bit expensive. The OCZ Vector is cheaper and faster in pretty much every aspect.
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January 3, 2013 5:31:15 PM

there is a reason they haven't updated the quatro's to 600 series. its because they suck at general computing. the Vector is pretty much the most expensive ssd you can buy. its really annoying listening to someone who just makes stuff up.
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January 3, 2013 5:32:01 PM

jonjonjon said:
there is a reason they haven't updated the quatro's to 600 series. its because they suck at general computing.


Cost is a factor too, but yeah that. :lol: 
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January 4, 2013 6:20:58 PM

Best answer selected by d0n.
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