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Old 02-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Budget for my PC is from around 800-1000€, monitor is not included in the price.

-CPU; I'm not sure what to pick.
INTEL Core i5 3570K (3.4GHz) (216€) or AMD fx 8320 (3.5GHz) Black Edition BOX (150€). I intend to OC. Need to buy cpu fan (around 40-50€).

-SSD;
at least 120Gb, leaning toward Samsung 840 pro series - 128Gb (146€) against Intel 530 - 120Gb (130€).

-RAM
G.Skill RipjawsX F3-14900CL10D-16GBX 16GB (2x8GB) PC14900 DDR3 (105€)

-HDD
SEAGATE ST1000DM003 1TB 7.2/64M/S600 (73€)

-GPU
ATI FirePro V4900 1GB PCIe


Housing is around 50€. Motherboard is going to be picked when I decide on CPU.

Any suggestions on what to buy or replace? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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I can't see anything I'd change.

I don't think AutoCAD needs hyperthreading, and 3DS Max wouldn't see a significant improvement from it, so you've chosen a good CPU, especially if you want to overclock it.

You've chosen a great quality SSD, and plenty of memory to see you through.

I don't know anything about that graphics card. You should have little trouble finding a motherboard to support this build.
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Basically, selection is OK.

Some suggested additions/changes based on availability and pricing here.

HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB

SSD: OCZ Vector 128GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H

PSU: Seasonic X-400 FL, or, Seasonic X-460 FL, or, XFX Pro 450W Core Edition

CPU: Intel 3570k

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Intel CPUs are faster for this kind of application. Let us know the motherboard and PSU you are willing to buy.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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CPU: Intel i5 3570K

Motherboard
- GIGABYTE GA-GA-Z77-DS3H or ASRock Z77 Pro4, what do you recommend beside this two?

SSD
- I don't trust OCZ, so I'll stick with Samsung 840 pro, perhaps Intel 530 series

HDD
- I don't see this part so relevant, however, all WD disks that I've owned died. Any advice?

GPU
- For this kind of work (AutoCAD and 3dsmax, rendering), what would you recommend?
- My first choice for now, ati-firepro-v4900-1gb-pcie or PNY Quadro 600 1GB ??

PSU
- Looking for something cheaper, Seasonic mentioned are just too expensive. XFX PRO450W Core Edition V2 Full Wired seems nice, any advice by others?

RAM
- Stays the same, G.Skill F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL 16GB (2x8GB) PC12800 DDR3

Treehugger: What did you mean by saying "You should have little trouble finding a motherboard to support this build."? Also brispuss chose expensier Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H. I'm open to suggestions, justify me a reason for this pick
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Treehugger: What did you mean by saying "You should have little trouble finding a motherboard to support this build."?
I meant that your proposed rig will not have any particularly difficult or expensive features to obtain, such as running multiple graphics cards, or requiring quad-channel memory.

Also, if I may point out one difference between your chosen GA-Z77-DS3H and brispuss’ chosen GA-Z77X-D3H: the one you chose has no SATA-600, which your SSD could utilise for faster speed than SATA-300. The GA-Z77X-D3H is the cheapest motherboard from Gigabyte offering SATA-600.
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CPU: Intel i5 3570K

Motherboard
- GIGABYTE GA-GA-Z77-DS3H or ASRock Z77 Pro4, what do you recommend beside this two?
The Gigabyte. They have a far better reputation for reliability than ASRock (although it's hard to say for sure what ASRock are like now since they separated from ASUS)
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- GIGABYTE GA-GA-Z77-DS3H or ASRock Z77 Pro4, what do you recommend beside this two?
The Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H is the better choice between the two. But as Treehugger pointed out the GA-Z77X-D3H offers faster SATA speed.

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- I don't see this part so relevant, however, all WD disks that I've owned died. Any advice?
The WD Black are more reliable drives. That is why I use them and therefore recommend them.

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PSU
- Looking for something cheaper, Seasonic mentioned are just too expensive. XFX PRO450W Core Edition V2 Full Wired seems nice, any advice by others?
By all means choose the XFX PSU as it is a high quality unit!
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My configuration

I thought that the GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H motherboard supports sata 600? If not, what kind of performance loss are we talking about and, is this noticeable only at start-up?

Does this PSU (XFX PRO450W Core Edition V2 Full Wired) provides enough energy for this set? I intend to OC (somewhere around 4.2GHz), see and comment CPU cooler.

Any ideas on the housing (or is it called rig) itself?
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You just need to check if 400 W or 450 W is enough. Please use this calculator:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
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