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Budget Build for 1000$

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:29 pm

I need some good recommendations
I'm going to play games and make some 3d stuff, mostly architectural on new pc,

i want Intel Core i7 2600K sandy bridge processor
but can't choose motherboard, i think about P8Z68 Deluxe but maybe it's too expensive, i don't know
maybe you can tell me which specs will be good for i7 2600k

Processor - http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-2600K-Pr ... 947&sr=8-1
Motherboard - ?
can't choose
http://www.amazon.com/SABERTOOTH-P67-RE ... 106&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-M-PRO-REV-3 ... 314371106&
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8Z68-Deluxe ... B0053HCOMM
http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-DELUXE-REV- ... 938&sr=1-1

PS - ?
RAM - maybe this???? http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance ... _e_title_2
Video Card - don't know but i think about this http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Supe ... 457&sr=1-2
HDD - ?
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Re: Budget Build for 1000$

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:34 pm

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Re: Budget Build for 1000$

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:06 pm

3D cad, well I know Autodesk Acad takes forever to load on a normal hdd.

I would recommend a 256GB SSD maybe a crucial M4 or something. I don't own one yet, but have built several systems with an ssd and I wish I had one over a better cpu and video card.

Ram is cheap, and 8GB is enough, I run games, cad, etc, firefox with 100 tabs just to see how much ram it will use and I yet to break the 4GB mark.
The 560 or the radeon 6870 are both good buys.
Motherboard, I usually go asus or gigabyte, get whatever is the least expensive, but has sata 6 and usb 3.0 is nice also (make sure it is NEC chip or asmedia for a 2nd choice, entron usb3.0 still have lots of compatibility issues.)
Might want a normal HDD for some backup.
An i52500(k) would be good enough. With the i7 and expensive mobo, it will probably put a 256GB ssd out of the price range.
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Re: Budget Build for 1000$

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:29 am

i can add extra money, that's not problem
and later i can add Crucial m4 too, for now i'll go with 1TB hdd (can't decide which, seagate, western digital, samsung)

now about Motherboard
people say that Asus p8z68 deluxe is very good, it's price is 290$, there is also Asus p8p67 deluxe and Asus Sabretooth p67 and their price is around 200$. all of these have Sata 6 and usb 3.0, NEC USB 3.0 controllers
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Re: Budget Build for 1000$

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:07 am

For a hard drive if your buying new look for warranties. I see most of them are getting reduced. I think the western digital Black hdd are still retaining the 5 yr warranty, but double check. If they are go with that.
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Re: Budget Build for 1000$

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:51 am

anotherengineer
warranty is nothing in my situation because i'm getting it for Georgia (country), as i know, after shipping i can't return it
my problem remains with Mobo and Video Card

i checked Asus P8Z68 Pro-V / Gen 3 i think it's very good, but i only found this on amazon and not sure if it's same mobo or not
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UD ... PDKIKX0DER

also checked Video Cards, gtx 560 ti 448 had good reviews (it's very expensive for me) but now i think about Radeon 6950HD

can't decide what to do or what to choose : D

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i checked that guide, i need specs between Sweet Spot and Editor's Choice
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Re: Budget Build for 1000$

Postposted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:39 am

Go with Caviar Black for your HDD if you don't want to go SSD.

If you are diligent about making backups of your important files at frequent intervals, this *might* even be a situation where RAID-0 could make sense (I tend not to recommend RAID-0 for most people since it increases your risk of data loss).

Don't worry too much about choice of RAM, just get something from a reputable brand.

If CAD is going to be the primary use of this system you may want to consider getting a workstation class graphics card that has drivers certified for whatever CAD software you are running. You'll pay a bit more (and sacrifice some performance), but you'll gain stability.
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