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Suggestion for an engineers comp.

By cm1286
Sep 28, 2006
  1. Alright building a new computer goals are for it to be very fast under a grand and be able to do anything on cad or film editing I want what vid card should I go for.
     
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    1000$ for the video card or entire system?
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

  4. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    Entire system guys
     
  5. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    Those cards are best for CAD/Rendering, but the one i picked out below will perform about the same, but will allow you to play any game available today and give your system more value.

    223 E6400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004

    93 MSI Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130052

    130 RAM 1gb Dual Channel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227126

    100 Case And PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155

    95 Hard Drive 320GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140

    7950GT Graphics Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121025

    29$ DVD Burner/CD+R Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106014

    945$
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,983   +168

    You can get an entire system built for movie editing for under $500. Just email me
     
  8. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    A step down on the processor will cut about 40$ if you want. BTW the Ghz are low, but core 2 duos are the best processors to date.
     
  9. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,199

    ATI's FireGL and NVidia's Quadro line of cards are pricey mainly for superior support of advanced, expensive professional software- such as Maya and 3DStudio Max.

    It takes a substantial investment into hardware and driver development to achieve good, stable performance for the variety of professional software out there. You're paying for that level of support and features. This varies greatly compared, to say, writing a basic OpenGL driver to drive Quake4 heh.

    You may not need that level of card... depending on what your CAD needs are and the software used. If you want a lot of preview rendering and advanced preview vs. simple design, a normal consumer level videocard will suffice. Video editing will also work well on standard consumer videocards and will be more attuned to cpu, memory and disk drive performance than anything else.
     
  10. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    I dont do enough movie editing to buy one soley for that I am an engineer by trade therefore i would rather go high end but should i go with something like the 7950 or something like the firegl thats what i am trying to find out
     
  11. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    The 7950 is a good card, all around.
     
     
  12. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    K well i still got lots more shopping to do b4 I make a final descision one last question sli is it worth it or should i just buy one high end.
     
  13. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    One better card is better than 2 crappy cards.
     
  14. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    Fair enough thanks for the help
     
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