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The Mrs wants a new computer so I've got an excuse for a bit of an upgrade. My old rig is going in to a self build case to look like a dogs house but that's a whole other story. I'm going for an orange and black theme. Just wanted to know what you guys thought about the components and any suggestions on how to make it look even better. It will primarily be used for gaming. Atm I'm thinking.

Intel Core i5 3570K
Asus Sabertooth Z77
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black
3GB MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr
Corsair AX750 ( high W due to possible future X-fire)
Samsung 830 128gb ssd (I have a spinoint HDD to put in also)
Fractal R4 with window (going to paint all the silly white bits orange)
Corsair H100i
xigmatek XLF-F1253 fans
Bitfenix Alchemy Orange braided cable extensions
Any suggestions on a good wireless card?

Apologies if this in the wrong place but it's kind of a crossover between hardware and modding so didn't know where to stick it
Cheers
post #2 of 12
This is the right place. I have 2 suggestions/questions.

Samsung 840 Pro
ATI 7979

If you have room in your budget.. why not?
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Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 840 Pro Crucial M4 NZXT Kraken X60 
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Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift Logitech K70 RGB Corsair AX 860i 
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post #3 of 12
The Intel wireless chipsets are great. Don't settle for less. Is your router a dual band that is capable of at least 300Mbps on each band? If so, you will love it. Everything else looks good to me. If you need a new router, I have tries most of them. The one I kept is the Netgear WNDR3700. I have had it for 4 months and have not had to reset it. Good luck and have fun!
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'd love to be able to get the 7970 and 840 pro but budget really doesn't allow. I'll look in to the router my flatmate deals with all the Internet stuff. Cheers
post #5 of 12
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Right so I found out today that I've got to learn CAD for my uni project. I know this system will be pretty good for gaming not so sure about 3D CAD. I'm assuming it's up to scratch tho?
post #6 of 12
I'm sorry, but I am not familiar with CAD. You may want to try a different forum that deals more directly with CAD, or wait for a reply here. Bump this post every now and then. Good luck!
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Right so I found out today that I've got to learn CAD for my uni project. I know this system will be pretty good for gaming not so sure about 3D CAD. I'm assuming it's up to scratch tho?

Which program will you be using for "3D CAD"?

For beginners most modern systems will do great with a mid-range gaming card and any AMD FX/Intel i5-i7 CPU.
People use those on mid-range laptops daily, which ofc have inferior performance than even low-end desktop parts.

Only certain software packages "suffer" with gaming cards and will require optimized drivers found only for Quadro or FireGL lines, and that involves scene/model/texture complexities that almost all beginner and often most professionals never come close to.
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post #8 of 12
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I'm being provided with solid works for free so will be using that. I don't imagine I'll be doing anything insanely complex. I just need to be familiar with the basics of it really so would like to be able to run it for a couple of hours each evening smooth enough so that I don't want to pull my hair out.
post #9 of 12
Looks good except a few changes should be done. The Sabertooth is just a stupid board. It's a waste of money, basically you are paying for the name and bogus features. Go with an ASRock Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H instead. That should save you a nice amount of money right there. For the price you are paying for that Brand New MSI 7950, off of Amazon.com you can get an open box (used section) 7970 from Gigabyte or Sapphire. As far as the Ram goes, for the same price that you are spending now you can get 8GB of 1866MHz G.SKILL RipJaws w/ $7 off @ Newegg or go with the Samsung "Wonder" Ram (32 nm Low Volt) that overclocks to 1866 or 2133MHz with ease for only $40.

You can also get a SeaSonic X750 Gold for $149, it's fully modular and you don't have to deal with any rebates compared to the AX750. The 830 is a good choice for an SSD, but if you want 840 Pro performance you can get open box Intel 330 Series SSD's for amazing prices off a Amazon.com. For instance; 180GB Intel 330 Series Maple Crest Sata III is only $130 dollars.

Besides that the rest is good. With a 7970 or 7950 you should be fine with basic CAD.
post #10 of 12
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Thanks big stroonz. Got bought the sabertooth as a present so figure I'll stick with that unless the oth boards offer significantly greater performance in which case it can be returned? As for used parts I'm getting this stuff VAT free so it would probably work out more expensive. The seasonic and corsair are pretty much the same unit aren't they? If so I'll just pick up the cheapest one. I'll more than than likely change the RAM to the samsung wonder RAM after seeing so many threads about the stuff. Lookin forward to this it's been far to long since I put one together.
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