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new custom build for 3d graphics

by verbatimline / February 11, 2013 1:48 PM PST

Hello everyone, I'm in the process of configuring my first custom build. This system will be used for 3d graphics. I hope to configure a system that will be able to be upgraded with newer parts as prices fall in the future. I can't justify spending more than $1100. Can you computer gurus out there have a quick look and let me know if I am mismatching. OR, if you have any suggestions, I am more than happy and greatful to know what you think. Thanks allot guys!

motherboard and cpu
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5649918&Sku=M69-7016

memory
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=40739&csid=_61

graphics card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4811223&CatId=7387

hard drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=744346&CatId=2459

optical drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6078414&CatId=1624

OS
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4864603&csid=_61

power supply unit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182133

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154

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Looks nice
by bob b / February 11, 2013 10:15 PM PST

Gpu.
You might want to look at the Hd 7870.
Seems to be a little more "bang for the buck"

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you are the second person to suggest that
by verbatimline / February 12, 2013 8:26 AM PST
In reply to: Looks nice

I'm really interested in CUDA tech but not completely married to it. The only other thing that gives me trepidation on the 7870 are the user comments about it not being recognized by the mobo. This is my first build so I am kind of nervous about the assembly stage.

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