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Finalizing my new rig - Advises are welcome!

post #1 of 7
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Today I'll be getting my new rig, its primary idea is to be a simple workstation for AutoCAD. Revit and Photoshop, on the side it should be able to run games if needed.

Specs:
Case: NZXT H2
Power supply: OCZ 500W ModXStream Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
CPU: Intel Core i3 2120
Cooler*: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B
Memory: Kingston 1600 MHz CL9
HDD: Crucial M4 128GB
HDD*: 6 x Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
Graphics: Asus GTX560
Wireless: TRENDnet 623PI - (Unconfirmed due to poor rating.)

(* I had the cooler + HDD's before.)

Is there anything you would personally modify?

The most important "feature" is that it's quite.
post #2 of 7
Looking pretty decent. But you are sure you want to go with a i3? Why not 2500k lol like the rest of the pack. How much memory you looking to use? If autocad I would say around 6gb or 8gb.
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Intel Core i7 2670QM G74Sx-BBK8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 2gb Overclocked 2x4gb Samsung 1333MHz 
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WD Scorpio Black 500gb WD Scorpio Black 500gb Slimtype DVD Writer Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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17.3" 1600x900 Logitech M515 
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Intel Pentium T2080 Toshiba A135 Intel 945gma 2gb DDR2 
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WD Scorpio Black 500gb WD Scorpio Black 500gb Slimtype DVD Writer Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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17.3" 1600x900 Logitech M515 
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Intel Pentium T2080 Toshiba A135 Intel 945gma 2gb DDR2 
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post #3 of 7
I'd look into a 560 Ti. The 560 you chose costs the same as a regular 560 ti :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
That 560 is just an overclocked 460 so if you want that much power maybe just buy a gtx 460 and OC it a bit. The 560 ti is on the new architecture that runs a bit cooler/less power and you can overclock it to gtx 570.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
I ended up with GTX560 Ti, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424 - reason why I went i3 instead of i5 is simple because I've had enough with overclocking, for now and i3 has much more than enough power for my usages.
post #5 of 7
Does Nvidia have any kind of advantage for your programs? Do your programs use multiple cores well?

I assume you don't need a HDD or CPU cooler correct? In case you just need one HDD...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz

OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD *Firmware issue fixed a while ago, no reason for M4

$515.07 shipped before CPU and GPU.

$885.05 shipped w/ i5 2500k + HD 6870

$803.05 shipped w/ Intel Core i3 2120 + HD 6870

$785.05 shipped w/ x6 1035t + HD 6870 + AM3+ motherboard

If you need an Nvidia card: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti

$975.05 shipped w/ 2500k + GTX 560 Ti

$875.05 shipped w/ x6 1035t + AM3+ mobo + GTX 560 Ti

$890.05 shipped w/ Intel Core i3 2120 + GTX 560 Ti

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K57 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. This case takes off $30

HD 6870 benchmark vs GTX 560 Ti benchmark. You'll see there's no noticealbe performance difference. Only go with Nvidia unless your programs use CUDA or whatever.

Don't listen to people who only give you a recommendation based off fanboyism.
Edited by pLuhhmm - 11/15/11 at 12:37pm
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Western Digital Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache S... OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Western Digital My Book 5TB USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG DVD Burner Corsair H110 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit PLANAR PX2710MW 27" 2ms 
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Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Edition SteelSeries QcK+ DOTA 2 Edition (x2) FiiO E6 
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post #6 of 7
Definitely get a i5 2500k and a 560Ti. Even without any overclocking the 2500 has the best price/performance on the market generally, and the activities you mentioned that you plan to do will notice the difference.

Putting together a rig with a 128gb SSD, 6TB of storage, a 560Ti, and the other mid-high range choices you made wouldn't be put to justice on an i3 especially considering how affordable the i5 2500k is. thumb.gif
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Spinpoint F3 1TB OCZ Vertex 2 60GB Coolermaster 212+ Windows 7 
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Spinpoint F3 1TB OCZ Vertex 2 60GB Coolermaster 212+ Windows 7 
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Ultrasharp U2410 (Wooo H-IPS!) & Acer P215H (Se... Black Widow Ultimate (Ricer tier. I know! Think... Antec Earthwatts 650w CM 690 II Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Naos 3200 Goliathus Control Edition Xonar DX -> Audio Technica M50s 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 (@ 2.4ghz) Some dell OEM one. Radeon 9700 pro 1gb crucial 
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post #7 of 7
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I would love to get HD6870 or even HD6950, but the shop I bought it at only has nVidia/Intel but at the other hand I get my "special" discounts so complaining, I cannot do.

I go the UD4 for almost the same price as the ASRock board you linked, same story about the OCZ vs. M4.

I doubt I'll be returning any of the items, for a moment I was going to return my Prolimatech Megahalems for the Noctua NH-14 but the i3 can run fanless on the Megahalem so no reason to do so.
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