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post #11 of 18
To be honest a 560 Ti is a tad overkill, but to each his own.

How much RAM are you going to run?

Are you going to overclock the processor?

If so, which cooler?
post #12 of 18
I just saw this thread..speaking of threads..more is better for what he'll be doing.I think 2500K was not such a great choice..but it'll be OK.This rig..done properly..would be every bit of $1000
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I just saw this thread..speaking of threads..more is better for what he'll be doing.Hrmm..median build of $700..let's see what i can come up with.bbiab

more threads is better thumb.gif

An i7 920 would be great! It's cheap used. If the budget for my rig was larger, I would of grabbed one of those.
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To be honest a 560 Ti is a tad overkill, but to each his own.
How much RAM are you going to run?
Are you going to overclock the processor?
If so, which cooler?

well, like i said in the opening post, i really have no idea how CAD/editing software works, so I was just going for a middle of the road build that I thought would work well. I'm going with 16GB of RAM, I heard you can't have enough RAM when video editing and running CAD. Probably going to OC the chip as SB is so easy to OC, and I've got a Hyper EVO cooler for it in a push/pull setup.
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post #15 of 18
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I just saw this thread..speaking of threads..more is better for what he'll be doing.Hrmm..median build of $700..let's see what i can come up with.bbiab
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more threads is better thumb.gif
An i7 920 would be great! It's cheap used. If the budget for my rig was larger, I would of grabbed one of those.

which is also why I wasn't sure Intel was necessarily the way to go? I wasn't sure how well a 6 or 8 core AMD chip would fare in this type of work. 2600k or the 1366 line of chips really starts to drive up the budget, but as I've got a total of 4 GTX 460s laying around, I suppose I could skip the GPU entirely and upgrade to a 2600k?
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which is also why I wasn't sure Intel was necessarily the way to go? I wasn't sure how well a 6 or 8 core AMD chip would fare in this type of work. 2600k or the 1366 line of chips really starts to drive up the budget, but as I've got a total of 4 GTX 460s laying around, I suppose I could skip the GPU entirely and upgrade to a 2600k?

yeah you could..could've mentioned that..do you have an OS,too? hard drive?Whatchu got over there? :thinking.gif

460 is perfect.But now you have a 2500K?get an ssd (Crucial m4 or samsung 830)and 16 gb of the samsung RAM..It really shines with SB
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yeah you could..could've mentioned that..do you have an OS,too? hard drive?Whatchu got over there? :thinking.gif
460 is perfect.But now you have a 2500K?get an ssd (Crucial m4 or samsung 830)and 16 gb of the samsung RAM..It really shines with SB

basically, I've got an entire second system that is dedicated to crunching for BOINC smile.gif

This is what I bought for him, except I got the 2500k from microcenter for cheaper. So basically I was thinking I could return the 2500k and motherboard and 560Ti, give him a 460 and grab a 2600k and a better motherboard. So on that page, replace the 2500k with a 2600k, the mobo with a new mobo, and the 560Ti with a 460, and that's the system I've put together for it.
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post #18 of 18
I know quite a few people re-flashed there graphics cards turning them into FirePro or QUADRO I think this was mainly done with midrange GTX 4XX series and ATI 5XXX graphics cards IF you manage to do this rendering time would be majorly reduced (on some programmes) and you end up getting a $1000 FirePro/QUADRO for a 1/4 of the price. Otherwise for rendering the 3930k is awesome SB-E was made for applications like this but you will have a hard time fitting it into that budget unfortunately......

Woops just read last post tad late soz hope it works well smile.gif
    
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