Another Core i7 Build (with a twist)

remus786

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Hello MyBB Gurus.. please assist me with this latest build i have as I don’t have enough knowledge about the latest and greatest out there and I don’t have much time to read up as i need to have these done soon

I have 3 PC's I need to build

1 x machine is for a director who wants Intel’s i7 to replace his Q6600 he o so loves, this guy uses his machine for M$ office mostly, he’s really intent on something to give him more power over his current setup and he insists on Intel:wtf:

2 x machine is for a graphic designer who mainly uses CS4, Maya, Flash, Corel, Dreamweaver, Free Hand

3rd x machine is on hold until I figure the first 2 out:confused:

Budget is around R10k per machine. Please guys any help will be appreciated.. NakedPeanut, Archer, Killadoob and all you Gurus out there please assist.

Thanks in advance
 

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An i7 for Office?! :wtf: Really dont need that much horsepower for that, he can use his Q6600 for another 5 years and save himself 10k.
If he insists i7 930 + random motherboard + 6gb ram + HD5570 = +-R9000
2nd machine, same setup but get a 5850, try squeeze it in the budget. CS4/5 does support GPU acceleration through OpenGL so it'll help. Comes to R11000.

Lets see what the others suggest and refine it from there
 

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Just get an SSD for your boss and format his machine. That's all he needs.

Graphic designer just needs an i7 930 or hexa core Phenom II with a DDR5 GT240.
 

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Just get an SSD for your boss and format his machine. That's all he needs.

Graphic designer just needs an i7 930 or hexa core Phenom II with a DDR5 GT240.
I agree, pop in an SSD and he will think your some kind of demi god.
 

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great start guys.. what about the i7 860 for the director? the Asus boards start much cheaper for socket 1156.. do these boards come with any on board VGA? if it saves me buying him a graphics card, i can maybe get him a solid state.

Maybe the i7 930 with 6 or 12 gigs ram for graphic designer?
 

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yeah the guys a bit of a pain to work with and demands whats the latest not whats sensible.
Tell him that is the latest and the most sensible, then he can take the rest and treat the department to lunch.
 

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The guy would probably make us 2 minute noodles and toast.. i think he wants bragging rights to say he has a Core I7. If he wants the i7 i guess i have to comply..

btw i offered him the SSD and he wants the i7 AND the SSD now..
 

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great start guys.. what about the i7 860 for the director? the Asus boards start much cheaper for socket 1156.. do these boards come with any on board VGA? if it saves me buying him a graphics card, i can maybe get him a solid state.

Maybe the i7 930 with 6 or 12 gigs ram for graphic designer?
No, the CPU has got the GPU built in, but then you are looking at an I5 660 or simular.
 

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The guy would probably make us 2 minute noodles and toast.. i think he wants bragging rights to say he has a Core I7. If he wants the i7 i guess i have to comply..

btw i offered him the SSD and he wants the i7 AND the SSD now..
Then he must up the budget. :p
 

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The guy would probably make us 2 minute noodles and toast.. i think he wants bragging rights to say he has a Core I7. If he wants the i7 i guess i have to comply..

btw i offered him the SSD and he wants the i7 AND the SSD now..
L...O...L... :D
Ok, cheap 1156 board, 4gb RAM, and the i7 860 + cheapo GFX card (eg 5570). Comes to about R6500. Leaves you R3500 for that SSD.
 

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L...O...L... :D
Ok, cheap 1156 board, 4gb RAM, and the i7 860 + cheapo GFX card (eg 5570). Comes to about R6500. Leaves you R3500 for that SSD.
+1

and for the second machine, up the ram to 8gigs and get a better gpu.
 

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I bet that he will not even know the difference if you gave him 2 PC's with SSDs, 1 i7 and the other Q6600... Sigh.
 

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Ja, like the others said he only needs an SSD. But if he wants bragging rights just do your job and give him what he wants.
 

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You linked to a range of CPUs
Mobo, RAM is fine
PSU is overkill, you only really need 400W, so get a decent 500W for a bit of headroom
The cooler will help, but is not necassary. Will keep temps lower and make for a quieter machine. If thats important then go ahead and get it.
 

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You linked to a range of CPUs
Mobo, RAM is fine
PSU is overkill, you only really need 400W, so get a decent 500W for a bit of headroom
The cooler will help, but is not necassary. Will keep temps lower and make for a quieter machine. If thats important then go ahead and get it.
Fixed!
Agreed on the psu
http://www.prophecy.co.za/coolermaster-rs500pcar-extreme-power-500w-v201-p-30685.html

Cooler is out.. it sits under his desk in an airconditioned office so no worries about noise or cooling

All those parts i can get for R6812.64
 

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I'm going to take back what I said about the PSU, get this one. Only 400W, but its 80% efficient. That coolermaster is only 70% efficient. The rig will probably only draw 150W usually, and max out at 250W. Go here and check for yourself.

Edit: uses 279W at full load, assuming you use the 5570 for gfx, which is ample for Office (and capable of eyefinity! oooooooo :) )
 
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remus786

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I'm going to take back what I said about the PSU, get this one. Only 400W, but its 80% efficient. That coolermaster is only 70% efficient. The rig will probably only draw 150W usually, and max out at 250W. Go here and check for yourself.

Edit: uses 279W at full load, assuming you use the 5570 for gfx, which is ample for Office (and capable of eyefinity! oooooooo :) )
I was thinking that even the 5570 will barely be used and so the 5450 would be a better choice but i see your point what with his drives etc the corsair would be best.
 
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