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February 3, 2013 5:57:16 PM

Hi, I am looking to build a computer with a very specific purpose in mind. The machine will be used for a program to design kitchens on. The program is called Autokitchen. I am currently running the program on a Dell Inspiron 17RSE laptop with an i7-3610QM processor @ 2.30ghz, 8gb of memory, and an Intel HD graphics 4000 card. The laptop runs the program just fine, but I want a desktop to stay at the primary office. I am looking to spend $800-$1200, not including peripherals. Would anyone be able to help me design a computer that is more than capable of handling such a program?

Thank you for your time.

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February 3, 2013 5:59:37 PM

do u need a small case? and os? and prefer amd to intel or the reverse?

need an ssd or specific parts?

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February 3, 2013 7:03:39 PM

I'm not picky about the case, a mid size tower would be fine. I'll be running windows 7. I prefer Intel, and an SSD would be optimal. I don't have any specific parts in mind, I am open to suggestions. I have only built one computer and it is geared towards gaming so I'm not sure where kitchen designing falls on the spectrum.
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February 3, 2013 7:19:05 PM

would u like a micro-atx case?

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February 3, 2013 7:23:14 PM

That won't be necessary. I like to have room to work with inside of the case, and it will be seated under a desk so I'm not too concerned with keeping it compact.
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February 3, 2013 7:32:25 PM

u need any special parts. big hard-drives. big ssd space? specific nvidia or amd card.

wireless card? monitor?

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February 3, 2013 8:22:42 PM

Reply didn't go through, so trying this again.
I do need a wireless card, I don't need a monitor or any other peripherals. 128gb will be plenty for the SSD and probably looking for a 1tb HDD. I'm not sure where to go with the video card. I have a Sapphire Radeon 7970 card in my gaming rig and it's great for my needs, but I'm not sure where kitchen designing falls on the spectrum. It's probably somewhat comparable to heavy photo editing programs (cs5/6 etc). I don't really have any specific parts in mind so I'm more than receptive to suggestions and recommendations. Thank you.
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February 3, 2013 8:35:16 PM

synderesis said:
Reply didn't go through, so trying this again.
I do need a wireless card, I don't need a monitor or any other peripherals. 128gb will be plenty for the SSD and probably looking for a 1tb HDD. I'm not sure where to go with the video card. I have a Sapphire Radeon 7970 card in my gaming rig and it's great for my needs, but I'm not sure where kitchen designing falls on the spectrum. It's probably somewhat comparable to heavy photo editing programs (cs5/6 etc). I don't really have any specific parts in mind so I'm more than receptive to suggestions and recommendations. Thank you.


Items to consider:

Motherboad/CPU:
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge
MSI Z77A-G45
Cost: $394 if bought as combo found HERE

Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cost: $99.99

Graphics:
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P4-2652-KR GeForce GTX 650
Cost: $109.99

I'll build the rest out later but here's a decent start.
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February 3, 2013 8:37:08 PM

no problem.

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Silverstone NT06-E CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V4900 1GB Video Card ($154.19 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone SST-KL04B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $1053.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 17:36 EST-0500)

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February 3, 2013 10:44:37 PM

Hey, those builds look great. I'd like to ask a couple of questions though. Why is an i7 core preferred for this application? I was going to build with an i7 anyway, but to settle my own curiosity, does the ability to hyperthread have any advantages in the work this machine will be doing? Second, what's the difference between 8x2 memory or 4x4gb of memory if any. Lastly, the least recommended is 1gb for the video card to support this application. The laptop this program is being used on has 2gb of video card memory, and it supports it pretty well. I fear that 1gb might not be enough, especially if a major update for the program comes into play. Can anybody give me some input on that?
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February 3, 2013 11:27:06 PM

because its got 4 extra virtual hyper-threading cores.

yes it does have an advantage in multitasking and design software.

2x8 leaves u expansion for another 16gigs.

i can give u more power i guess.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bl8d
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bl8d/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bl8d/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Silverstone NT06-E CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Silverstone SST-KL04B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Other: radeon 7870xt edition 2gigs ($245.00)
Total: $1144.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 20:26 EST-0500)

that should do its

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February 4, 2013 1:57:59 AM

Best answer selected by synderesis.
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February 4, 2013 1:58:13 AM

Thanks for all your help and time ice. I appreciate it. That build looks great.
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February 4, 2013 3:03:47 AM

anytime. if u need more help pm me :) 

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