I am looking at building a computer which will enable me to play computer games, along with run CPU intensive analysis programs like CFD - I have put together a list of components that i think will work quite well, but i was wondering what anyone else thinks, and if they have any suggestions to improve the build
First thought: If you're going with a z68 mobo buy the i5 2500k (overclocking version)
Second thought: CFD - What? I'm not embarrassed to ask. So, it's trading software but it would be helpful to know which one.
Is it cpu intensive enough to need a six core (i7) processor?
Fair point about buying the overclocking version of the processor - I will have a look into it, especially since the prices are so similar
CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) - it is a type of Engineering software which calculates a huge number of calculations - I expect some of the simulations that i am likely to run on this sort of build to take a few days - it requires a multi core processor, although I am unsure if it is able to take advantage of 6 cores (I know that it is coded such to take good advantage of duel and quad cores) - but going for the i7 would take me way other budget unless i spend less on other items,,,,
Damn. I had two choices, computational fluid dynamics and trading. I backed the loser! (No surprise there)
But the software is the key here - what's it designed for. That will define the processor but an overclocker will help for that workload.