|04 April 2013||#1|
Cambridge, MA, USA
Join Date: May 2011
Some advices and opinions on new hardware
Hello, this is the first time i'm posting in this section of cgtalk. So 'hi' to all.
I am thinking of updating my desktop and i thought someone more professionally oriented than me could give some advice.
So my current desktop tower machine is:
P5Q Deluxe Motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
4GB memory ram DDR2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX260,
Total available Graphics Card Memory: 2687 Mb
Dedicated video Memory: 896 Mb GDDR3
Windows 7 64Bit, with 500GB hard disk
At first i thought that i could replace my cpu with an new i7 but my motherboard's sockets do not accept current cpu hardware.
So i went to a local retailer and they offered the following upgrades:
Motherboard MB Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H (1155/Z77/DDR3)
CPU Intel Core i7-3770K (1155, 3.5 GHz, 8MB)
16GB memory ram DDR3
and in case i change my graphic card: Palit GTX 650Ti OC 1GB or GTX660 2GB DDR5
So what do you guys think about the upgrade? Should i change my current graphics card for the aforementioned new cards ?
The purpose for the upgrade is that i need a faster machine for 3ds Max renderings, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop workflow, machine power for computational purposes (eg scripting),
and to be able to work simultaneously with lets say Autocad, 3DsMax, Illustrator (not all the time but frequently).
|04 April 2013||#2|
Join Date: May 2002
Everything youve listed looks pretty good. For the gfx card, your current one is ok, its not at a point where you *have* to upgrade, but the 660 would give a noticeable improvement.
|04 April 2013||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2003
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