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RGoody
  • 72 months ago

This is my first build, for work. I do 3D modeling and lots of CAD. No gaming (though if I buy it from work eventually, its a possibility).

I am trying to price competitively, the computers that our company uses now are around $1800, so I have to stay under that for a PC that performs better.

So, what do you think?

I know that the case has fans with it, I plan on adding these three or replacing the ones in there now, havent decided yet. I dont plan on using a HDD at any point, if I fill my SSD then I will buy one...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1240 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $139.50 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ TigerDirect
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $11.41 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $11.41 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $11.41 @ Amazon
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9000BRI Wired Standard Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse $64.45 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1505.05

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YCxqBm


I know that the case has fans with it, I plan on adding these three or replacing the ones in there now, havent decided yet. I dont plan on using a HDD at any point, if I fill my SSD then I will buy one...

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm for CAD and 3D Modeling, an i7 would do real nicely. I suggest the i7-4770(K if you want to overclock in the future). The price is similar to the Xeon you chose.

If you plan on buying the 4770(the locked version), I would advise a H87 board rather than a Z87. It'll help you save some money because you won't be buying features you'll never use. So, unless you plan to overclock(4770K if so) or run SLI/Xfire(2 or more Graphic Cards), then a H87 is probably the way to go.

Everything else should be fine, though I would highly advise getting a HDD sooner or later because 250GBs will fill up faster than you think. Suggestions are a Western Digital Blue/Black(Blue for a decent HDD, and Black for a performance HDD) or a Seagate Barracuda.

Dunno if you notice this, but you have a White case with a Blue/Black mobo and you chose orange fans. Unless you like the color orange(I personally do), consider changing them to White LED fans or Blue LED fans to create a Blue/White build.

*Edit: I guess the Xeon is the same as the 4770, just without integrated graphics. It'll still have 4 cores + hyperthreading, therefore 8 "cores".

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to go orange and white. If there is another mobo that would work well with the xeon I'm open to ideas that color matches

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest this build all I did was swap the Xeon for a new devils canyon CPU and Added a CPU cooler. I also changed the motherboard to a z97. I also added a 500 gb ssd for more storage room.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler $37.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $139.50 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $239.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $11.41 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $11.41 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $11.41 @ Amazon
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9000BRI Wired Standard Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse $64.45 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1724.05
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I run at most two RAM-intensive programs at one (BOBCad and Inventor), do you guys think that I would be fine with 8GB of RAM so that I could save some money?

If I stay with 16 gb, would 4x4 be better than 8x2?

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