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Anonymous
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Hi,

i want to upgrade my pc for archicad and artlantis.

Current config:

i5-2500K + SCYTHE NINJA 3
16GB DDR3 1600 MHz
120 GB SSD
NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB
500W FORTRON AURUM GOLD
motherboard GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3

Budget approx. 600 EUR / 700 USD.

Thanks for replies.
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shtarkel
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You need a better CPU because the CPU does all the final renderings, and a decent video card for the 3D window.
I advise you to some Intel I-7 CPU min.

Anonymous
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Yes a good octa or hexa-core cpu, will be great for renderings, but of course it is expensive. If you decide to go for a cheaper quad-core cpu, go for intel and make sure it has hyper-threading.

For bang for your buck AMD has affordable octa-cores, but the stock fan gets loud pretty fast, nothing that can't be fixed with an aftermarket fan for 20-30 dollars/euros, though.

Anonymous
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Hi,
That motherboard can support up to 4 cores. The best chip for it is the i7 3770, which is still pretty average for Archicad, but very cheap on ebay.

I play with old systems for my students. The very best is the 1366 motherboards. You can buy older 6 core Xeons that go super fast. Best deal right now is the x5675 for about $100 on ebay. With minor overclocking, they'll go as fast as the new expensive systems.
You can even get a dual cpu motherboard and 2 x 6 core chips for a super fast machine.

Pair that with a faster 4gb gaming card and you should be fine

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