Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Current PC Build Recommendation

My friend was building a computer so we went through a bunch of components to figure out what he should make. Here is the current list of what I think makes a great mid priced PC ($1600ish). Its not far from my current PC newer CPU, GPU and more power.

CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) 

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB

Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD

OS/Software DriveIntel 510 Series 120GB SATA III

Data drives (buy 1 or 2): Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W

DVD/blue ray cheapest one, whatever you need drive

Case... its kinda up to you on how you want it to look. This is the case I have, cheap and works fine.
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower


Illusive Arc said...

Great david,
But I was little confused about your GPU...
I heard Quadro is best for what we do. Will GTX help?
Autodesk recommends Quadro, right?
Just curious to know your opinion on that..!!

David Schoneveld said...

I've worked on computers with Quattro cards and w/o I didn't notice the difference so I say when it's my money I'm not paying for one.

Unknown said...

hey david why i7 and not XEON ???

David Schoneveld said...

only reason to go XEON is for dual proc. But the cost of the mobo and 2 procs is too much. just that alone and you're going to be somewhere in the $780++ (currently) if I was doing a lot of at home rendering, then maybe its worth it or if I was keeping all my RAM, PSU, and GPU and only upgrading the mobo and CPU... might be a good upgrade. But I don't recommend it b/c its not really worth it generally.