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February 19, 2013 10:53:46 PM

Hello,

I was just wondering if my build was compatible. please leave comments and suggestions below.



CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($304.27 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.48 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($105.94 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($157.48 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.27 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($247.40 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.37 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($68.23 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.00 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($152.23 @ Newegg Canada)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM6150 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.28 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1318.95
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February 19, 2013 11:06:01 PM

I wouldn't go with some of the component choices for various reasons, but it's all compatible and should work.
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February 19, 2013 11:11:03 PM

Yeah, but I think he knows already and doesn't care. He just wants to go with it.
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February 19, 2013 11:24:22 PM

blazorthon said:
I wouldn't go with some of the component choices for various reasons, but it's all compatible and should work.



Which parts shouldn't I go with and what would you replace them with?

Im new to building a PC, i need this computer for 3d rendering and CAD.
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February 19, 2013 11:34:51 PM

My two main issues in that regard that I have experience with would be the SSD choice and the PSU choice. If you must have an SSD of that capacity and perfomrance at that price point, then the Intel 330 180GB model would be a better model because it is more reliable.
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-dri...

The Corsair CX series (V1 and V2) is known for various reliability problems too. They're not horrible models, but there are better options. For example, this XFX 550W model is about the same price, but is a much more reliable model. It's probably also more efficient and better in other ways, but I'd have to check to be sure and I think that the reliability is enough of an argument for it anyway. Don't worry about the lower overall wattage; it's still a better PSU.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550s...

Also, I have to ask how sure you are of that graphics card doing what you want it to do. IDK if it'll be adequate for you or not, I'm not an expert on GPGPU usage.
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February 19, 2013 11:46:58 PM

blazorthon said:
Also, I have to ask how sure you are of that graphics card doing what you want it to do. IDK if it'll be adequate for you or not, I'm not an expert on GPGPU usage.



The school that i attend have Radeon HD 7750 in all the computers, but it gets laggy when doing complex 3d stuff

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February 19, 2013 11:51:21 PM

You might want to just step up to a 7870 XT or 7950 to be sure. The Tahiti GPUs of the Radeon 79xx cards and the 7870 XT are far superior on GPGPU workloads over the rest of the Radeon 7800 and 7700 series.
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February 19, 2013 11:54:02 PM

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-a...

For example, this 7870 XT is slightly cheaper than your 7870 GHz Edition, but it should be far superior for what you want to do. Like I said, I only know some basics of this. IDK if it will do the job you want it to do adequately, but I'm sure that it'll work out much better than the regular 7870s with their Pitcairn GPUs. Tahiti is much more optimized for compute/GPGPU acceleration than Pitcairn.
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February 19, 2013 11:55:47 PM

+1 to Blazorthon.

Get the 7870 XT especially when its cheaper O_O!
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February 20, 2013 12:43:16 AM

awesome

thanks, ill change the GPU too
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February 20, 2013 12:43:45 AM

Glad to help.
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