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Hello all im in a very hard situation Im 15 so i dont have much money.... I want to do something with my computer rebuild or upgrade. If i upgrade i will have a small budget maybe 200-300. If i rebuild i would see my current Computer I would just keep my PSU and Mobo. If i sell i was hoping for a min of 650 and i have another computer that i can get 300-350 for so that about a budget of 1000. So i i rebuild i was thinking these specs.

CPU- 3570k

GPU- 7970 Or 7950

RAM- 16Gb

CASE- Phantom 410

PSU- Same

Mobo- Same

Heat sink - stock untill i can afford a H100i

SSD (boot only) 32gb

HDD- 2tb

Cache ssd- for hdd

Total with 7970= 995

Total with 7950= 895

Now i just got accepted into a Technical center (electronics) For school So im going to want to learn cad and how to edit even though its not necessary i think it will be a good add on learn so i want the PC to be able to do that fast and easy. So what do you think i should Do please help!
 
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Honestly, i'd just buy a nice ssd(samsung 830, 840pro, plextor - 120gb or 240gb), then upgrade your gpu in the near future. You could upgrade your cpu, but u would want to sell the 2500k for a decent price to do so (same with gpu i would guess?)...either way, its not a rebuild, its an updrade biggrin.gif Oh and get a case if you need one. thumb.gif
Edited by ripsaw - 3/19/13 at 5:10pm
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I personally, with a budget of 300 bucks, would grab a 60gb SSD and the Phantom you have your eye on. The i5 you have now should do just fine with Autocad, 8 gigs of RAM is plenty unless you plan to model an entire car down to the wiring, and your videocard should work just fine.
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Definitely would not switch out GPU or CPU as haswell is very near and so is the next gen cards. If you are dying for an upgrade, get a nice SSD in there and a new case if you want something new to look at. I'd personally sav and wait until next gen stuff comes out and pick that stuff up then. Edit: Better yet, I'd wait and let the next gen stuff get released, so I could buy this gen at a reduced rate biggrin.gif
Edited by Dmz96 - 3/19/13 at 5:22pm
    
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Yes a case is a definite! The open bench was cool at first but now it isn't fun anymore but now here's the hard part I'm going to have to sell the older PC better know as my server to fund the upgrade so will it just be better to do a rebuild? Not trying to turn it into an appraisal but do you think I can get a 1000 for both it would get my old asrock fatatly pro and a cheap case
 
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Your sig rig is pretty dang good. I'd grab a SSD and wait till next gen cpu/gpu's are released like previously mentioned.
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Ok I'm going to see what I can for both the computers first because if it will only cost be 50 dollars more to redo the whole computer I think its worth it but it all comes down to how much I can get
 
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Originally Posted by liljoey112 View Post

Ok I'm going to see what I can for both the computers first because if it will only cost be 50 dollars more to redo the whole computer I think its worth it but it all comes down to how much I can get

WAIT. you're using a text bench?! How did I miss that. Case is a hands down necessity now tongue.gif
It is definitely a lot more fun to start over, but if you do make sure you can afford a better upgrade than what you have now. And not to rain on the parade, but where do you plan on selling that rig? It'd be best to part it, as on ebay whole rigs don't sell very well at all, but parts generally sell for a fair price. On here would be the best deal, but that rep cap can be quite the problem :/

My Lawd am I derpy today or what mad.gif

You can get 650 for that rig most likely, not sure what the other is, but it looks like you estimate values pretty good. And for $1000, you could work wonders. Just make sure you look at all your options and save money where you can, you could probably get a sweet new rig. I vote new computer (and for the heck of I want to see what i can come up with for a budget of 1K)

Editl: I keep coming up with ~$1100 with i5-3570k, 7950, and a h100i. Also tried AMD version, but only save like $30, so i go back to what I said earlier: Wait and buy when this stuff drops in $$ biggrin.gif
Edited by Dmz96 - 3/19/13 at 7:42pm
    
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