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Old 03-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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will that work well for CAD drawings and renderings or is there more available
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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what I set up will work wonderfully. If you have the money get a 3870x2 or a 8800GTS 512mb.

and since you have a microcenter real close, go get a q6600 for $200. best deal you will find for a while. and great processor.
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yeah i planned on getting the largest graphics card i could afford. ive seen ones that go up so 768mb or even 1 gig. are these practical at all?
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well if you get a 64bit version of vista, then i would go with 8gb. could get a little pricey, but not by much. just get 4 2gb sticks

also here is some more stuff:

Case:
Newegg.com - Thermaltake matrix VD2000BNS Black/ Silver SECC Japanese steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

HDD:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

and a budget board, little less features, but it would work.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail

they are practical for large projects, downside is the price (they can get wayyyy up there)
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if you are gonna get a 1gb gpu, get the 3870x2. it is the best right now.

and get the segate drive I suggested, really fast, and good price

that western digital has an 8mb cache, the one I put up has a 32mb cache, and you need the cache if you are gonna do things like cad.
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oh lol didnt see the 32mb cache on that seagate.

man thats a great deal!

and i had to do some digging because i remembered that the quadro series from nvidia are more efficient on openGL but the new gaming cards from ATI/Nvidia pack a powerful punch as well
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do you have a link to the 3870x2? is this at all practical
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100221SR Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

well it will be future-proof for the next 5 years or so
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does this case look like i would have a problem with overheating?
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
also, how much of a difference will i notice between something like 2.4ghz and say 3.0 or 3.2
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depends if it is a dual or single core.

and the case will work just fine
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