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Old October 24, 2009, 04:53 PM
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I put together this build for someone that wants to do rendering, what do you guys think of it, and what changes would you suggest to make it fold?


MotherBoard 301.45
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EX58-UD5 ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E SATA2 Sound 2GLAN 3-WAY CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-EX58-UD5 In Canada.

CPU 339.92
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 960 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.2GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S OEM - AT80601002727AA In Canada.

RAM 295.89 X2 591.78
NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin XP3-16000 Ascent 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-2000 CL8-9-8-24 240PIN DIMM Triple Channel Memory Kit - 998732 In Canada.

Video card 949.99
NCIX.com - Buy ATI FirePro V8700 1GB GDDR5 2X Display Port DVI PCI-E Workstation Video Card - 100-505554 In Canada.

PSU $229.99
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-850HX In Canada.

OS drive $249.99 + $9.99 $259.98
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Storage Solutions X64 64GB Indilinx / Samsung 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - CMFSSD-64D1 In Canada.
+ NCIX.com - Buy Scythe 2.5 Twin Mounter REV.B 2X 2.5IN Hard Drive SSD 3.5IN Drive Bay Mounting Kit - 2.5 Twin Mounter Rev.B In Canada.

Storage drive $129.97
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1001FALS In Canada.

Disk drives $34.48 X2 $68.96
NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM - SH-S223B/BEBE In Canada.

Case $55.98
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - THREE HUNDRED In Canada.

OS $224.01
NCIX.com - Buy Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - GLC-00736 In Canada.

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Total 3470.90
they set a limit of $4000 so this is within limit.
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Old October 24, 2009, 05:26 PM
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I would price match everything to save alot of money. You could drop down to an i7 920 and overclock it up to 4GHz. Or hell, overclock the 960.
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Old October 24, 2009, 05:29 PM
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I would get an i7 920, a better case (Lian Li Lancool K62?) and price match everything. That should save you at least $200 on PM'ing alone.

EDIT: lol, I'm a bit late.
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Old October 24, 2009, 05:31 PM
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only things i would change is the ssd to a NCIX.com - Buy Patriot PFZ64GS25SSDRC Torqx 64GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - PFZ64GS25SSDRC In Canada. NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12D 750W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan - M12D SS-750 In Canada. 10 and 5 year warranty's that they come with
EDIT just overclock a 920 to 3.2
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Old October 24, 2009, 05:36 PM
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they dont want to OC at all. and Ya I guess I could PM it all and maybe get another GPU
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Old October 24, 2009, 06:04 PM
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that seasonic PSU is more expensive than the corsair even after PMing.
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Old October 24, 2009, 06:21 PM
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well I got the total down from 3470.90 to 3040.68 or 3952.67 with 2 of those GPUs
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Old October 24, 2009, 06:36 PM
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What program will you/they be using? Nvidia and ATI perform much differently depending on the program.
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After looking at a bunch of reviews for SSD's I would go and change that ssd to the NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 60GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-1VTX60G In Canada.

Those Vertex drives are always at or near the top of the benchmarks and reviews.
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Old October 24, 2009, 07:13 PM
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I will have to find out what program they will use, how does it affect certain programs?
and that SSD brings the cost down to 3930.07.
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