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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Varjosielu, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Varjosielu New Member

    Jun 13, 2011
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    hi all!
    i want to get a new computer for modelling/rendering operations in 3ds Max..
    my budget is 1200$ USD
    I am not going to overclock and play much games,

    cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3 GHz, 9 MB, AM3 BOX Black Edition
    hdd: WESTERN DIGITAL 1 TB SATA III HDD 64MB Caviar Black 6GB/s WD1002FAEX

    motherboard: something that supports sata III and usb 3.0
    ram: 8gb but which Mhz and CL?
    graphics card : something really moderate i will play Heroes of Newerth, and Dota 2/Diablo 3 in future

    Screen : Lcd 21" or bigger
    Psu: no idea ?!
    Case: no idea ?!

    can anyone help me with these settings?
  2. Zyon

    Zyon New Member

    Mar 18, 2011
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    Assuming you've decided on the parts that you mentioned, DDR3-1333 should be enough unless DDR3-1600 costs only a bit more (CL9 will work but faster the better).

    As for graphics card GTX460 should handle Diablo3 when it eventually comes out, Blizzard is known to make games suitable for even low-end graphics, but GTX460 will give you pretty good gameplay.

    For PSU get 750W Corsair/Antec/Seasonic if you plan to SLI with another card (assuming you get GTX460) otherwise 550W should be more than enough.

    As for case... Just look on the web for one that you think is pretty :D
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  3. Varjosielu New Member

    Jun 13, 2011
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    Thanks for the advice looked up GTX460 and that graphics card seems pretty much ok!
    i am not going to SLI or Crossfire, any motherboard advices from anyone?
    and the RAM thing is still compicated for me..
  4. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    here it is on memory:

    AMD, low CAS (6-7) at 1600mhz is about the sweet spot.

    Most memory you are going to find is tuned for Intel right now. They don't need good timings as much as they appreciate raw Mhz of speed.
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  5. mlee49


    Dec 27, 2007
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    Kansas City
    Challenge Accepted:

    Mobo: $100
    ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 A...

    Ram:2x4GB 2000MHz CAS9 ram $130
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin D...

    Graphics:AMD HD 6850 $230
    MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PC...

    Screen:24" 1080p LCD $180
    ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widesc...

    PSU: 650W 80% Gold efficency $160
    Thermaltake TPG-650M Toughpower Grand GOLD 650W AT...

    Case: NXZT Phantom(uber sick case) $140
    NZXT Phantom PHAN-002OR Newegg Exclusive Black Fin...

    Total with your cpu($200) and HD($90):

    $1230, not including shipping, OS; but there is at least one $30 rebate in there :)

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