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SeanFarr
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Registered: ‎07-25-2012
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Workstation Build - What do you Think?

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10-26-2012 09:28 AM

Component                Make                Model                                                                      Cost (Canada Computers)
Case                         Antec               Three Hundred Two Gaming Series Mid-ATX         49.99
Motherboard             Asus                P8Z77-V Socket 1155 Intel Z77                            189.99
Processor                 Intel                  Core i7-3770K                                                       349.99
Memory                    Corsair             Vengeance Red 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz  114.99
Main Storage            Intel                  120GB Solid State Drive                                         134.99
Secondary Storage  WD                  VelociRaptor (WD5000HHTZ) 500GB                      159.99
Video Card               EVGA NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 660 Ti (02G-P4-3662-KR)                284.99
Drive                         LG                    BH14NS40 14x Blu-ray Writer                                 89.99
Power Supply         Corsair              TX750 V2 750W                                                      98.88
Mouse                     Logitech             (910-001799) M570 Wireless Trackball                   59.99
Keyboard                Logitech            (920-003070) Wireless Touch Keyboard K400        49.99
OS                          Microsoft           Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit                              149.99
            
                                                                                                               Sub-Total      $1,733.77
                                                                                                                         HST        $225.39
                                                                                                                       Total      $1,959.16

 

I will be installing AutoDesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013 and primarily using Inventor, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Elctrical,

 

Eventually getting into 3DS MAX and Showcase.

 

This should kick my current workstation's ****.

 

OS-Windows 7 Pro x64
MB - LENOVO 4105O2U (haven't opened it up to see actual MB manufacturer)
Processor - Intel Xeon W3505 @ 2.53 GHz 2.53 GHz
Memory - 16 GB
Video - Nvideo Quadro 600
HDD - 500GB Seagate I think,

 

 

 

 

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49
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stevec781
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Registered: ‎05-29-2009
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Re: Workstation Build - What do you Think?

10-26-2012 11:07 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Similar to what I just built except I only put in 8Gb ram and put the money saved towards a SSD for data, so I have 1 small SSD for OS and one larger one for data.  My old spaceball 5000 still works too. 

 

I went for antec 200 case as it has a front loading hot swap drive bay which could be handy. My other machine has the antec 300 and its rubbish.  One of the front usb ports fell apart and it shorts out if I put anything in it, so its taped up and I now only have 1 front usb that works.  The head set jacks are also cr*p.  Go for the 200   http://store.antec.com/Product/enclosure-gear_for_gamers/two-hundred-v2/0-761345-15253-2.aspx

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SeanFarr
Posts: 475
Registered: ‎07-25-2012
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Re: Workstation Build - What do you Think?

10-26-2012 11:26 AM in reply to: stevec781

Yea I was contemplating the secondary storage to be a SSD, but the high rpm VelociRaptor is more than capable and cheaper than a 500BG SSD.

 

Hmmm...I wish I would have knew this earlier, I built my own own PC very similar to this model and used the 300 Antec, so far so good, haven't had any issues. Hoping that you had a bad one time experience with the 300..haha...

 

Thanks!!

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49

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