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Old 02-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I may be building a pc in the near future. I have been out of the loop for a while so the new generation is pretty foreign. I could use a few CPU suggestions.
Programs I run:
Photoshop
Illustrator
Autocad

Hopefully I can put something together for around $500. I have hard drives, cd-rom drives.
Basically I need suggestions on a CPU. I looked for some benchmarks on Core 2 Duo's but i only saw benchmarks for 6300-6800.

I guess the thing I really want to know is how the lower end Core 2s compare to the 6300-6800's and how they compare to AMD X2 5000s
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since it looks like you do some rendering, a quad core would be ideal, however a dual core would be ok. The two main things you look at when comparing processors is l2 cache (memory) and core clock (ghz).

Really, the thing to look at would be graphics, where i would recommend a NVidia Quadro Card.
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he said his budget is around 500, a good quadro (as far as iv seen) is around a grand, a little out of his budget don't you think. go with a quad for what you do (q6600). i would go with 4 gigs of ram. An 8800gt 512 would be fine for what your doing, if you want something a little cheaper get a 9600gt.
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its my understanding that these programs are cpu intensive, and not video card intensive.... sooo more money should be invested in the cpu and ram than the video card.

Q6600 Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

$255

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$90

Nvidia 8600gt Newegg.com - XFX PVT84JUAL3 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

$90

250gb HD Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 Hard Drive - OEM

$70 good to have something seperate for a scratch disk and storage..
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i guess you could go with the 8600gt (i wouldn't), drop the g.skil and get crucial's.
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my dad's work uses Crossfire x2900XT's for auto cad eh?

i would go with this videocard:Newegg.com - JetWay X19PR-ED-256M Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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