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Hey guys, this is my very first build and was looking for some input on improvements in the build. Thanks

BUDGET: $1600 CDN
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/36NCR


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse
Other: Logitech C310 USB 2.0 HD WebCam
Total: $1592.66
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I do plan on overclocking to about 4.5G or more.
I will mostly be using the PC for AutoCAD, Creo and Gaming
Edited by Nemesis1612 - 3/11/14 at 6:17pm
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For Autocad you want a geforce , it runs faster on geforce than Quadros actually.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AutoDesk-AutoCAD-2013-GPU-Acceleration-164/
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AutoDesk-AutoCAD-2014-Professional-GPU-Acceleration-504/

Same story for Creo
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/nvidia-quadro-k5000_7.html


as far as CPU cooler I'd get a Phanteks PH-TC14PE if it's within $10 of the NH-D14 , the heatsink has marginally better performance and the fans are less hideous. For me, Noctuas aren't that terrible since I don't have a windowed case; for you you have the Storm Enforcer case specced out there.
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Why i chose GTX 770 was for future proofing the build for gaming.
would there be a huge difference between using GTX 680 vs GTX 770?
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The GTX770 is the same thing as the GTX 680 but with faster memory (7Ghz instead of 6 GHz).

For best price/performance I'd go for a GTX 760 or GTX 670 (faster than GTX 760 but only worth the extra money if you find it for marginally more like $280-320 CAD or so). Neither are "future-proof" since the maxwell cards are coming in the second half of the year. The fact that it has 2GB VRAM is also going to bottleneck you if you push huge models.

GTX 770 = 1536 CUDA --> ~$370 - 400 CAD
GTX 680 = 1536 CUDA
GTX 670 = 1344 CUDA (basically one SMX contained 192 CUDA is disabled) --> seems to be end of life
GTX 760 = 1152 CUDA ---> ~$270 CAD

P.S. see

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-review-benchmarks,3663-11.html
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The GTX770 is the same thing as the GTX 680 but with faster memory (7Ghz instead of 6 GHz).

For best price/performance I'd go for a GTX 760 or GTX 670 (faster than GTX 760 but only worth the extra money if you find it for marginally more like $280-320 CAD or so). Neither are "future-proof" since the maxwell cards are coming in the second half of the year. The fact that it has 2GB VRAM is also going to bottleneck you if you push huge models.

GTX 770 = 1536 CUDA --> ~$370 - 400 CAD
GTX 680 = 1536 CUDA
GTX 670 = 1344 CUDA (basically one SMX contained 192 CUDA is disabled) --> seems to be end of life
GTX 760 = 1152 CUDA ---> ~$270 CAD

P.S. see

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-review-benchmarks,3663-11.html

If I do go with the GTX 670, do you suggest putting the extra money into a different component like ram or ssd
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SSD is the biggest improvement you can make to a PC in the last 5 years thumb.gif
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SSD is the biggest improvement you can make to a PC in the last 5 years thumb.gif

What do you think about GTX 770 vs GTX 750ti
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It'd be questionable for Creo I think , but fine for AUTOCAD (the larger cache size is good)



http://www.tomshardware.de/nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-maxwell-gpu-review,testberichte-241501-18.html
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yes,The fact that it has 2GB VRAM is also going to bottleneck you if you push huge models.thanks zgjULx
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