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My first build. Ability to upgrade to two monitors is very important to me but I will start with one. I wanted to go with intel cpu. I need a complete parts list I'm open to anything good that fits my $1200 budget. Do you guys think that the Quadro K600 is a good starter workstation graphics card? It's in Canadian dollars
Edited by flamandor - 10/17/13 at 8:02am
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Thanks for any help you can offer.
Edited by flamandor - 10/17/13 at 8:14am
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does $1200CAD include the monitor and peripherals?

you will be able to upgrade to dual monitors later on without any issue.

a quad core is fine, however hyper-threading is beneficial when running other programs at the same time.
8GB of ram is fine to start; with the ability to upgrade later on.
the k600 is a fine entry level card for revit and other BIM/CAD applications, however the higher 2GB frame buffer of the k2000 would be somewhat more beneficial. however, a workstation card is not essential and a consumer counterpart could be used just as well.
workstation vs consumer graphics cards isn't an exact science as some [cards] are better suited than others at certain tasks in certain programs.
install revit and store point cloud data/work files on the same drive.
overclocking the cpu will benefit rendering performance.

here's an example;
Intel Core i7-4771
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H
8GB Mushkin Enhanced STEALTH (2x4GB) DDR3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 2GB GDDR5
250GB Samsung 840 EVO
1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003
Rosewill Capstone 450 450W
Antec VSK-4000

~$1000CAD
...change whatever you like.
all prices are from newegg.ca.
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This is what I came up with

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1PV9S

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.50 @ Vuugo) Because its the cheapest LGA 2011
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Memory Express) Fairly cheap LGA 2011 board with good features and three-way sli/crossfire compatable
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.30 @ Amazon Canada) Extra $5 over 1600Mhz ram, oh noez
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Memory Express) A decent quadro or firepro card is a little out of reach for your budget ATM. This will supplement you until you can afford one and will be easy to sell when you no longer need it. Either that or have it as a gaming card and buy a quadro/firepro for rendering thumb.gif
Case: Xion XON-980-BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.14 @ Amazon Canada) Hold the E-atx motherboard I foolishly chose haha
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($67.99 @ NCIX) Will be enough PSU for a rendering gpu and gaming gpu
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1183.68
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Hi guys, flamandor is in my class and I'm going to help him build the rig, I just have no idea what he should be looking for in a workstation.

I have a few questions if you don't mind...

1) I was fairly sold on a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO for SSD. Would the 128GB Kingston SSDNow V200 Series be a substantial drop in quality?

2) No OCing will be done on this board, do you think he should go LGA2011 OR H87? Is even the cheap LGA2011 is higher quality than an H87?

3) Very, very little gaming will be done on this rig. Should he get a GeForce 760 or 650? I'm not sure if it would make much difference for Revit... Too bad Quadro or Firepro's are so expensive. How about picking up an older Quadro/Firepro?
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Hi guys, flamandor is in my class and I'm going to help him build the rig, I just have no idea what he should be looking for in a workstation.

I have a few questions if you don't mind...

1) I was fairly sold on a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO for SSD. Would the 128GB Kingston SSDNow V200 Series be a substantial drop in quality?

2) No OCing will be done on this board, do you think he should go LGA2011 OR H87? Is even the cheap LGA2011 is higher quality than an H87?

3) Very, very little gaming will be done on this rig. Should he get a GeForce 760 or 650? I'm not sure if it would make much difference for Revit... Too bad Quadro or Firepro's are so expensive. How about picking up an older Quadro/Firepro?

1) Less space, thats about it. Also the Kingston uses the Sandforce controller if that makes a difference to you
2) H87 is a Haswell board, so its LGA 1550. Its a different socket then LGA 2011. I would still go with LGA 2011 because since this is a workstation build, you can get a 6-core down the road whereas with LGA 1550 (H87, Z87, etc) you can only get 4-core.

3) The 760 will do better with rendering due to it having more CUDA cores. Obviously would do better with a Quadro or Firepro but take what you can get basically. Plus if you do game, the 760 will perform better.
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