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he meant 150usd but you get the point
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Thanks everyone for the options on different psu's to consider, im still thinking it over though. i did however have another question about the differences between memory interfaces in video cards. Is 256bit slower in any regards to a 320 or 512bit interface? does a high on board ram compensate for having a lower memory interface?
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also i heard something that nvidia gpu's operate better with intel than radeon does. . . though im not sure how 100% correct that is. . .
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tegrodamus View Post

also i heard something that nvidia gpu's operate better with intel than radeon does. . . though im not sure how 100% correct that is. . .
This is not correct at all. Both gpus are completely unbiased toward either procesors
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interface of video cards refers to the upper limit of what you can do with them. you'll only see the difference at very high loads

im guessing you're planning to do something crazy with your system because of the all the high end components.

with your motherboard, cpu and video card combination you should be good to go smile.gif
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If your autocad takes advantage of cuda, then I would look at getting two GTX 670 4gb in SLI.

Many CUDA or otherwise GPU accelerated professional productivity apps will...
  • Not benefit from a gaming GPU as much as it will from a workstation class unit that has a driver profile written to optimize performance.
  • Not have an SLI profile, especially in the consumer drivers, so there would be NO advantage to having 2 cards. You really only see multiple card support in science/financial research apps anyway.
  • Not have ANY support/certification for use in the pro apps.




TegroDamus,

I suggest building 2 machines instead. One machine, a "work" build with a workstation class GPU, potentially on workstation motherboard/cpu hardware, the other, a "weekend warrior" with an i5 and a gaming GPU on a cost effective 1155 MOBO.

The 3930X machine with a GTX680 is only good for maybe a 10% average improvement in gaming performance over a much less expensive i5/GTX670 rig, and will fall short of the performance in pro apps that you would get with a properly selected workstation GPU. If you're careful about where you dump the funds, you should be able to build the 2 machines, for about the price of your planned "super" rig. In the end, you'll have 2 machines that can actually perform each-others function in a pinch if one of them goes down.

Regards,
Eric
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post #17 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdocod View Post

Many CUDA or otherwise GPU accelerated professional productivity apps will...
  • Not benefit from a gaming GPU as much as it will from a workstation class unit that has a driver profile written to optimize performance.
  • Not have an SLI profile, especially in the consumer drivers, so there would be NO advantage to having 2 cards. You really only see multiple card support in science/financial research apps anyway.
  • Not have ANY support/certification for use in the pro apps.

TegroDamus,
I suggest building 2 machines instead. One machine, a "work" build with a workstation class GPU, potentially on workstation motherboard/cpu hardware, the other, a "weekend warrior" with an i5 and a gaming GPU on a cost effective 1155 MOBO.
The 3930X machine with a GTX680 is only good for maybe a 10% average improvement in gaming performance over a much less expensive i5/GTX670 rig, and will fall short of the performance in pro apps that you would get with a properly selected workstation GPU. If you're careful about where you dump the funds, you should be able to build the 2 machines, for about the price of your planned "super" rig. In the end, you'll have 2 machines that can actually perform each-others function in a pinch if one of them goes down.
Regards,
Eric


Yeah im also thinking that might be the option to go. The build i have now is pretty much opted in that direction anyways and the price i could care less about, more focused on getting quality parts to meet or exceed what im actually trying to work out in autodesk. not to worried about pro apps, mainly need autodesk programs to work on this rig.
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Now onto another subject, would water cooling be at any advantages to me if i were to incorporate it into this build or would i be just fine with adding a few extra fans with this case i have. From what i have read it appears s to be a "wind tunnel," soooooo i'm thinking wind tunnel.
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Also if you guys have particular dvd drives you would like to recommend that would be most down, OH and quick note bluray drives, do they also run regular disks? if so, i would really like to know if there are any tells when looking for a bluray drive that runs both regular and bluray disks, like the symbols next to there names or something. . . haha can't really phrase it any better sorry.
post #20 of 26
Water cooling would let you overclock higher (plus it looks great), but some dislike it for various reasons. You should look around the water cooling forums and see if it's right for you. Also, I'm not sure if Phantoms can hold much in internal radiators, but you could do external rads instead. XSPC's Rasa and Raystorm kits offer really good price/performance, and are expandable, so you can add to the system later.

AFAIK, all Bluray drives can run CDs and DVDs.
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