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need help please!, PC for 3D rendering

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alagota, 16 Mar 2012.

  1. alagota

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    Joined: 14 Mar 2012

    Posts: 15

    Hello all,

    I currently have an average laptop and I'm in dire need of upgrading it so it can handle UDK, Autodesk Maya and Photoshop better, this involves a lot of multi-tasking, so my question is how should I go about buying a new computer.

    I've browsed around the system bundles, and looked at the system configuration page, my budget is around £650;

    The requirments I need are the following;

    OP - Windows 7 Home 64bit
    CPU - Quad Core processor - 3.6GHz?
    Memory - 8GB RAM
    Hard drive - *not sure around 500GB?*
    Graphics card - NVIDIA 8000 series or higher
    ---
    CPU cooler?
    Motherboard?

    Here is something I'm thinking about, it looks like a good deal, need advice though!

    AMD 10000a Configurator - Home System (£660)

    Case - Sharkoon T9 Gaming Tower - Black/Red
    Processor - AMD Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 4100 Black Edition 3.60GHz
    CPU cooler - AMD Stock Cooler (None overclocked systems)
    Motherboard - Asus M5A78L-M LX 760G (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard
    Memory - Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB 1600MHz CAS9 Memory Kit
    Graphics card - OcUK GeForce GT430 1024MB GDDR3
    Hard drive - Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6GB/s 16MB Cache
    No Second Hard Drive
    Optical - LG CH10LS28 BD-ROM 10x BluRay ROM / DVDRW SATA-II Optical Drive - Black (does this mean I can watch BluRay discs?
    Sound card - OnBoard Sound Card
    Power supply - OCZ ZS 550W PSU
    Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    No Network Adapter
    Fully Cable Managed
    Security software - Norton Antivirus 2012 - 1 User
     
  2. 95thrifles

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    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 6,970

    Hi Welcome

    Do you need the Blu Ray? Cos if not its money that could be better spent elsewhere, but to answer your question yes it would allow you to watch Blu Rays on PC

    An Intel system would be faster


    YOUR BASKET
    1 x Intel 10000i Configurator - Home System £595.88
    - No Security Software
    - Full Cable Management
    - Networking Not Selected
    - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050)
    - OCZ ZS Series 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
    - Onboard Sound Card (ZERO COST)
    - OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
    - No Second Hard Drive Option (ZERO Cost)
    - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002)
    - OcUK GeForce GT 430 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    - Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)
    - Asus P8H61-M Intel H61 Chipset (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard **B3 REVISION**
    - No Upgrade - Intel Stock Cooler (None overclocked systems)
    - Intel Core i5-2300 2.80GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
    - Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black
    Total : £614.48 (includes shipping : £15.50).

    [​IMG]

    For security stuff I'd recommend just using free stuff such as AVG, as you see this comes in cheaper and will be faster (you cant compare like for like clock speeds, Intel beats AMD)

    or for a bit more you can get the 2500k which would allow you to OC it if you were happy doing so


    YOUR BASKET
    1 x Intel 10100i Configurator - Gaming System £694.68
    - No Security Software
    - Sharkoon Silent Eagle 2000 120mm Fan - 3/4 Pin (system build fan)
    - Networking Not Selected
    - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050)
    - OCZ ZS Series 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
    - Onboard Sound Card (ZERO COST)
    - No Hard Drive Upgrade
    - OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
    - No Hard Drive Upgrade
    - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002)
    - OcUK GeForce GT 430 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    - Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)
    - Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard REV 1
    - No Upgrade - Intel Stock Cooler (None overclocked systems)
    - No Overclocking Options (Zero Cost)
    - Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
    - Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black
    Total : £713.28 (includes shipping : £15.50).

    [​IMG]
     
  3. jamesfreddie

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  4. alagota

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    Joined: 14 Mar 2012

    Posts: 15

    Thanks for the replies, I've had a look through them and i've chosen these components below, i just want to make sure i have everything and it will all fit together fine, cheers!

    Processor, cpu cooler, power supply, motherboard, memory (RAM), hard drive, optical drives, case, anything else?

    I just need a good graphics card i think could anyone recommend me one?

    Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £210
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-358-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1859

    Corsair A50 High-Performance CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/AM3/LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366) [CAFA50] £22
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-001-CS&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    OCZ ZS Series 650W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply [OCZ-ZS650W-UK] £55
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-056-OC

    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard REV 1 [GA-Z68AP-D3] £85
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-364-GI&tool=3

    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU) £31
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-132-CR

    Sony Optiarc AD-7280S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-046-OT&tool=3

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31000524AS) £86
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-248-SE&tool=3

    Sharkoon T9 Gaming Tower Case - Black/Red [4044951011391] £60
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-007-SH&tool=3