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I am also going to school for architecture (...in 2 more years. Community college doesn't have an architecture major). I spend most of my free time doing some of my concepts in Revit Architecture 2012. I do have the i3 2100 that you originally wanted along with an 8800 gts, 4GB "cheapo" RAM, and can say that it is "enough" for just modeling and light rendering of small specific scenes. But like the people in this thread have suggested, going with the "more cores" option is the way to go especially for rendering.

Your definitely going to overclock the CPU just because the rendering times scale almost linearly with the speed of the processor along with the amount of cores. Finding an matx board with proper overclockability for a 6 core is almost non-existent without additional cooling.
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For fendering i would say you should up your budget to allow for one or two nice graphics cards. An Asus z68 maximus iv gene-z/gen3 mobo. Thats for starters:)

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Doesn't know anything about 3d rendering.

Put as much of your budget as possible into cpu.
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Doesn't know anything about 3d rendering.
Put as much of your budget as possible into cpu.

i do know know 3d rendering can be cpu intensive as well but was just starting with a platform first and was getting to a cpu such as a 4c/8t I7 but then i was told about the budget.. but you are correct about put as much into the CPU smile.gif have a +rep for pointing that out..
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Putting money into the video cards would be silly for Revit. Revit prefers CPU for rendering and the video card is merely there to facilitate the modeling process. The graphics won't actually add to the rendering part. I'm sure a second hand GTS 450 or even a second hand 6790 would do well.
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Putting money into the video cards would be silly for Revit. Revit prefers CPU for rendering and the video card is merely there to facilitate the modeling process. The graphics won't actually add to the rendering part. I'm sure a second hand GTS 450 or even a second hand 6790 would do well.

yep i underst5and this now, how much are you willing to spend on a card?
maybe something like this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTS-450-GTS450-1GB-PCI-Express-Graphics-Card-/330685062945?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4cfe5d9f21

if your willing to go over $100 then look a an HD6790 well atleast on eBay searched as secondhand.. the OCN marketplave didnt have much under $100, you can pick up something in the 1GB GDDR5 ati cards for about $120 sofar i have found.. or would DDR3 do? smile.gif
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post #26 of 67
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I mean GDDR3 would probably fine for her to be honest, but if I could get something better for the buck, I'll go for that.

My goal is to get most parts used so that costs can stay low.

If I'm lucky I can pick up a used graphics card, power supply, memory, and maybe 1045T from the marketplace. If I can save enough going second hand, I'll grab a better graphics card and maybe an SSD.
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sweet, well search arround all second hand market places starting with OCN and i wish you luck with your build thumb.gif
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thanks for your help stubass smile.gif
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thanks for your help stubass smile.gif

your welcome smile.gif
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if there is budget for 2 good gfx cards and iv gene mobo used or new i'd call that a generous budget
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