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Old 02-01-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hello fellas,

How is this for a cad build:

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

GPU
XFX PVT84JUSD4 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

PSU
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply -

RAM
CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

MOBO
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CASE
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

How's that?
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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I would get this instead of the 680i, unless you plan to do SLI in the future.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: How's this for a CAD build?

This is all for a customer, so keep in mind that the budget is limited. I like the Asus board, but it is basically the same price as the 680i.

Any way to cut the price without cutting down too much on performance?
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The X38 is a better chipset than the 680i unless your gaming with SLI
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: How's this for a CAD build?

Hmm.. you have a good point there. I'll take that into consideration.

Any other price cuts?
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Better processor less money can't lose, plus the X38 supports 1333Mhz FSB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115029

The case could probably be upgraded to something like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129025
With a rebate the case is only $90
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Have you built it yet? I just wanted to make sure you saw those^ Because it would benefit the PC a lot and its much cheaper maybe the drop in cost of the case could allow you to upgrade the video card, isn't CAD kind of intensive on your graphics card?
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Oh yeah for some reason I haven't. That is kind of odd that a nicer proc is less. Thanks for the suggestion!
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700W PSU? Why? A 400W PSU could easily power that thing. Get this, much better quality, and you'll save a lot of money:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%2btrio%2b550W

That thing can power SLI 8600GTs no problem.
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Looks good,

How much you profiting?
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