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    $1000 CAD build advice

    Finally got everything together! Wanted to thank everyone for their advice, especially drdeathx who not only gave me some great advice but also got me a great deal on a i7-3770K! I've got everything except the graphics card. So far even with the built in graphics things are looking good. I'm...
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    $1000 CAD build advice

    Still waiting on some of the components. I'll post pre and post build pics of it all and some performance data. One thing I'm still holding out on is the video card. I've heard of people modifying GeForce cards to run Quadro drivers with pretty good results. Any options on this?
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    $1000 CAD build advice

    Mindweaver: How do I get in contact with someone from the FS section to see if they could pick me up a i7-3770K? That would be awesome! If I were to get the i7-3770k which graphics card would you recommend between a AMD FirePro V4900 and a PNY Nvidia Quadro 600? I think I misunderstood...
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    $1000 CAD build advice

    drdeathx: Thanks for the tip! $230 for a i7 3770K seems like a great deal! Unfortunately I do not live close to a Miro Center and it doesn't look like they offer mail order. v12dock: Yes I'm sure I could get away with a standard video card, I might not even use a video card at first and see...
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    $1000 CAD build advice

    Thanks for the advise de.das.dude! I have a few comments and questions about the components; CPU: FX 8350 ($200) vs Intel i5-3470 ($190) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A UD3 ($115) vs Asus P8Z77-V LX ($115) Video: AMD FirePro v4900 ($160) vs Nvidia Quadro 600 $150 Having a hard time...
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    $1000 CAD build advice

    I'm planning on building a new system, it will be used for CAD(SolidWorks, Zemax, etc), maybe PhotoShop/Illustrator, watching HD movies, and other general computing tasks. It will not be used for gaming. I do not plan on overclocking. The main objectives are to run the programs I listed, be...