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Guide for a Highend Professional PC Configuration

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I am going to buy one high end pc for 3D Mechanical CAD Modeling with Mechanical CAD Softwares, 3D Architectural Modeling with Architectural & Multimedia Software, Architectural Rendering and Walkthrough, Medium Level Gaming. I am a resident of Kolkata, India.

I also want to connect an additional monitor in future (optional)

Please suggest me from the following, But if you want to refer something which is not their in my list please feel free to recommend. I have mention the pricing of kolkata reseller.

1) Processor + Motherboard
a) AMD Phenom II 1100T BE / 1090 T BE + Asus M4A88TD M EVO (334 $ / 300$)
or
b) Intel Core i5 + Asus P7H55 M (280 $)
or
c) Intel Core i5 2500K + Asus P8H67 M (370 $)
or
d) Intel Core i7 960 + Asus P7H55 M (364 $)
or
e) Intel Core i7 2600 K + Asus P8H67 M (450 $) (High Priced .. so tough)
or
f) Intel Core i7 2600 K + Asus P8P67 M (550 $) (High Priced .. impossible)

(I feel Asus is best when compared to Intel original / MSI/Gigabyte. What is your opinion?)

2. Memory
a) Kingston 1333 FSB - 4 X 4 GB (40 $ X 4)
or
b) Kingston Hyper 1600 FSB - 4 X 4 GB (60 $ X 4) (is it really required)


3. Display Card (Saphire / Asus / MSI / Gigabyte / Zotac / Palit / XFX)
a) ATI Raedon 5670 - 1 GB (120 $)
or
b) ATI Raedon 5770 - 1 GB (140 $)
or
c) Nvidia Geforce GTX 450 - 1 GB (140 $)
or
d) Any Other Geforce / Raedon Card

4) SMPS (Cooler master / Zebronics / iball / Corsair)
a) 450 W (50 $)
or
b) 500 W
or
c) 550 W
or
d) 600 W

My budget for above products are 700$.
post #2 of 3
Okay, a few points/questions:

A $700 budget will not get you a high end PC. It will give you something more mid range. High-end would be more toward the $1,000 to $1,500 budget range.

1.) Asus is very good company. What is "The best" varies depending on your budget, your needs, the current market, ect. Gigabyte, MSI, and AS Rock motherboards are just as good.

2.) I am skeptical that anyone would need 16Gb of RAM, but i don't know much about Autocad. Why did you decide on 16Gb of RAM?

Go with the 1333 FSB RAM. The tiny bit of extra speed your get isn't worth the price for your budget. Kingston makes pretty low-end RAM. Go with G. Skill or Corsair.

3.) What type of video games did you have in mind? A video card that is good for World of Warcraft is very different from a video card that is good for Skyim.

That video card is pretty underpowered. I would go with a Radeon HD 6850 1 Gb ($160) at least.

With video cards, EVGA and XFX have the best warranties. MSI, Saphire, Asus, PNY also make good stuff. Jaton and VisionTek make junk.

4.) A 450W power supply should be fine. For power supplies; Corsair, Antec, Thermaltake (and a few others) makes the best power supplies. Anything by Coolmax is junk.

I am assuming you are using a hard drive, case, DVD drive, and monitor from a existing PC?
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/1/11 at 1:02pm
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i5 580M Dell 0R1203 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M Samsung 4Gb 
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TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
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OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
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i5 580M Dell 0R1203 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M Samsung 4Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
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Here is what i would do on your budget.

1.) Processor + Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 ($159) + i5-2500K ($224) ($383 total)

2.) Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1333 (2 x 4GB) ($84)

3.) Video card: Radeon HD 6850 1 Gb ($160)

4.) Thermaltake TR2 Series TR-450P 450W ($65)

Total: $692

Edit: Also, what is the case and hard drive that you are using? Some cases from companies like HP and Dell can not be used with regular motherboards.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/1/11 at 12:53pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 580M Dell 0R1203 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M Samsung 4Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
PowerCase
Antec 500W Smartpower 2.0 Aspire X-Navigator 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 580M Dell 0R1203 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M Samsung 4Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
PowerCase
Antec 500W Smartpower 2.0 Aspire X-Navigator 
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