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
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
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,
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_
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...