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February 2, 2013 12:11:33 AM

I am looking for a new PC ASAP. The budget range is $1000-$1500. The use is some 3D rendering, audio editing/rendering, video editing/rendering and gaming. I'm leaning towards the i7 3770 because of 3D rendering performance.

I've gone through partpicker and notice that systems other people post/suggest here have better calculated FPS than the parts I pick, even when it looks like "lesser" components (i5 vs i7, for example.)

Please suggest some nice builds. Not needed are monitor, mouse or keyboard.

The current desktop is a core 2 quad 9450 with DDR2 RAM and a Radeon 7770 graphics card (purchased in December). I'd upgrade but the ASUS P5K SE motherboard doesn't support the i7 3770 or DDR3 RAM (I think). If it does please let me know.
February 5, 2013 5:40:07 AM

Wondering why nobody chimed in with some advice. Others ask for and receive advice. Hoping for some advice on this.
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February 5, 2013 4:27:41 PM

Why is the 3770 not the greatest choice? I haven't been able to find any benchmark comparison between 3770 and the Xeon. I do not intend overclocking.

Could I replace the Xeon (build 1) with the 3770 or 3770K?

Noob12 said:
i7 3770 is poor choice. it is not worst. But there are better one.

Well I make one or two sets which you can select better for you.

First one. Tell me what do like this set:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BBCy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BBCy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BBCy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($197.28 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1397.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 05:50 EST-0500)
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February 5, 2013 4:54:43 PM

As I understand it Xeons are purely work processors, and in many situations such as rendering data, they outperform i7s. However for gaming Xeons lag very far behind. Though the xeon still offers hyper threading, allowing it to use "virtual cores" technically doubling your performance from an i5 in hyperthreaded applications.
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