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Hey guys so im doing a CAD/gaming build for a client but i wanted to double check this build before i send out the parts list to get it finalized today. (kinda feel like im forgetting something)

But in terms of a system this what i came up with as a proposal where the total budget is to be $3000 (think the total is coming out to about $3100 after tax [10%])

Cpu: 2600k (~$290)
Mobo: P8Z68-V or the P8Z68 DELUXE (~$99 -150 mirocenter)
Ram: Corsair 8gb (2x4gb) (4x4gb) vengeance(~$100)
HDD: samsung f3 1tb (x2 raid 1) + M4 64gb 128gb SSD ([/s]~$225[/s] ~$350 for all 3)
GPU: tri-sli SLI msi GTX 570 Twin Frozr III ($1000) ($650) Post
PSU: Antec TPQ-1200 ($150)
Cooling: Corsair H80 ($95)
Sound: asus xonar DX ($50)
Case: HAF X, 800D, or RV03 (allotted $2-300)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid (x2 dual screen set up) ($750)

The client said yesterday that he wanted to do rendering and such mostly on the cpu and a bit lighter on the video card. but wanted to get as much "gaming processing power" as possible (with nvidia) for the money.

Thoughts on this set up would be greatly appreciated, If i should switch out any parts it would be good to hear

Thanks
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Tri SLI GTX 570?
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I say dual sli 580

maybe up the mobo to a maximus extreme-z\\
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+reps for quick replies
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Tri SLI GTX 570?
yeahh? might that be bad? from what i could figure out, it would give the most gpu horse power for $1k (with nvidia). Although at the expense of vram in comparison to sli 580s

but nothing is going to be OCed forgot to mention that


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I say dual sli 580

maybe up the mobo to a maximus extreme-z\\
hmm what advantages might i see with a max ex-z? i digitally added that but to cut out another $150 i moved it down to another asus
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HDD: samsung f3 1tb (raid 1) + M4 64gb SSD (~$225 for all 3)
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Wait what's the point of raid 1? it won't cover the ssd will it?
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Wait what's the point of raid 1? it won't cover the ssd will it?
sorry wassnt clear on this, getting two samsung f3's for raid 1 (for data protection) and a ssd for boot/program etc
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sorry wassnt clear on this, getting two samsung f3's for raid 1 (for data protection) and a ssd for boot/program etc
That reminds me, a friend of mine mentioned something about raid 0+1 for z68 when we were talking... about how the z68 compresses the data so you can run both raid 0 and raid 1. Might want to look at it.


EDIT: Hm... can't find it. Maybe I misheard.
Edited by FyreBurn - 10/23/11 at 1:58pm
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One question I would ask is what kind of CAD work? Just straight auto cad can be done on a laptop, so you would really just be building an extravagant gaming rig, but if they are doing 3d modeling like solid works and rendering output files in something like photo-view 360, those programs are heavily processor dependent, and the video cards will never see more than the window aero usage. You can get a workstation video card that will offload some of the rendering stress to the gpu, but the price of a good one is more than the price of your entire rig. Be careful when choosing a workstation gpu, make sure whatever cad program he is using fully supports it, or is at least recommended. I built my work system with a gtx 470(gaming lol, it did not allow the Quadro to take over the render workload so I had to sell it. Wish I could have kept it for myself) and a Quadro 5000, which was recommended for solid works 2010, but it did nothing for me in inventor.
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One question I would ask is what kind of CAD work? Just straight auto cad can be done on a laptop, so you would really just be building an extravagant gaming rig, but if they are doing 3d modeling like solid works and rendering output files in something like photo-view 360, those programs are heavily processor dependent, and the video cards will never see more than the window aero usage. You can get a workstation video card that will offload some of the rendering stress to the gpu, but the price of a good one is more than the price of your entire rig. Be careful when choosing a workstation gpu, make sure whatever cad program he is using fully supports it, or is at least recommended. I built my work system with a gtx 470(gaming lol, it did not allow the Quadro to take over the render workload so I had to sell it. Wish I could have kept it for myself) and a Quadro 5000, which was recommended for solid works 2010, but it did nothing for me in inventor.
Thanks for the reply, sorry i was out for lunch, GF's birthday today >_> anyways hes going to be using autocad, solidworks and matlab. yesternday i asked him if he was interested in a quadro but said not at the moment, hmm would the components chosen be good for those programs (+gaming)? never worked iwth any those programs personally so dont really know much about them +rep

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That reminds me, a friend of mine mentioned something about raid 0+1 for z68 when we were talking... about how the z68 compresses the data so you can run both raid 0 and raid 1. Might want to look at it.


EDIT: Hm... can't find it. Maybe I misheard.
hmm if im not mistaken i think raid 0+1 needs 4 hdds since its uses 2 for raid 0 then each those 2 have are mirrored in raid 1. but its suppose to be very good for speed and redundancy ill have to look into that, thanks for the thought LD
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Are you going to OC the CPU? If not just get a 2600 as it will save a couple of dollars.
 
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