First post on the forum, I thought this would be the best place to ask for advice. I'm building my first PC, and I've done close to two months of research. I'm building a gaming/CAD rig with plenty of RAM for rendering. I've decided on a gaming card instead of a pro card because Solidworks will benefit less from a pro card than games will benefit from a gaming card.
So here is my list of components, in the form of an Amazon Wish List. I just want to ask if everything looks compatible, and I'm not missing anything in the list to build a PC. Thanks so much for your advice!
Yeah. What kind of budget are you looking at? Build you setup Here and you will see some pricing differences. Post back with what you got and we can critique it. Click "Get Started", then once you have everything picked out, use the BBCode Markup button (top right of parts list), copy, and paste it here on the forums. We can go from there.
I went will the 1155 i7 because the 2011 socket motherboards with kill your wallet. You will have the same performance with 1155 i7. I lowered your GPU to the 7850 because it's like $50 cheaper and you could OC it to get to 7870 performance. 750W PSU is an overkill, especially for a single GPU and not overclocking the CPU. I left the rest the way you had it. For the sound card, you really don't need one unless you are doing real-time recording or studio work. The UD3H motherboard has support for 7.1 surround sound (actually has 8 channels).
CBall, you have been awesome. I really don't see any major issues with your build, and you were right with the 7850. I may still in the future get the sound card since I do amateur recording, but I have an external DAW and I suppose the advantage of building a PC is I don't have to decide now.
I don't see my build getting any leaner, so this is what I'll go with. Thanks again!
Camohana, that also looks good, and I like how the price is actually lower than before, so thanks for your thoughts! But I think the drop in OS version and SSD storage isn't worth the bump in the GPU (despite what I said earlier.... yeah, I know) and I have a TB here already I plan to incorporate as backup. Thanks again tho!