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~$1000 build CAD.

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February 16, 2013 12:44:13 AM

Here's the list and let me go over in detail why I chose this kind of build. Please note that I had the RAM + graphics before I purchased this. Also, the card is a placeholder. I actually have a GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB VRAM OCed edition card from MSI. I couldn't find it on the list.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.75 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Respire T20 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.35 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.40 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($144.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1175.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 21:35 EST-0500)

So pretty basic gaming CPU. Chose the cooler (with some advice) because it's a decent cooler, cheap, doesn't block my RAM and can let me OC pretty well. Got that MoBo as it was cheaper than the ASRock Extreme 4 and I really do like Asus. RAM is pretty default, but I chose it because I heard that Corsair high profile RAM is awesome. That Barracuda because I need some HDD. In previous builds, I found myself wishing for more storage, so I would delete some of my games to make room. That shouldn't be an issue anymore. SSD because from reviews, people say it's top tier fast for it's size. Video card is absolutely amazing. Kicks the poop out of any game's butthole, well, except maybe Crysis 2 and Far Cry 3 (although I did get 40+ frames on high settings with a Pentium). Case is an efficiency and cable thing for me. Also like the fan control and simple design. Power supply because SeaSonic is amazing, it's modular, rather cheap, and it has 80+ Gold. Some random cheap drive, but it'll fit nice with the 650D. Finally, the OS. This should be self-explained on a ~$1000 build. I live in Canada btw.

So, give me your rating from 1-10. Tell me some things you would switch out and why if you can.

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February 16, 2013 2:18:26 AM

Woosh.
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Anonymous
February 16, 2013 2:33:56 AM

you may want to consider a
Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz $239.99

normally i don't give much credence to new egg feedback but there is someone using that cpu with the board you picked out.

however i am not sure how much CAD work, where the hyperthreading of the xeon would come in handy, as opposed to gaming you intend to do.
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February 16, 2013 2:36:04 AM

I have no idea what you mean when you say " I am not sure how much CAD work ". CAD is the currency in Canada. Also, I was considering the Xeon, but like you stated, it's more of a server/editor computer, both of which I rarely do, with servers being never.
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Anonymous
February 16, 2013 2:42:09 AM

SHORYUKEN said:
I have no idea what you mean when you say " I am not sure how much CAD work ". CAD is the currency in Canada. Also, I was considering the Xeon, but like you stated, it's more of a server/editor computer, both of which I rarely do, with servers being never.

oh, sorry i thought you meant- computer-aided design.
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btw, the build looks pretty good - i am not one to nitpick . .
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