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$4000 Workstation build 2013

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March 23, 2013 10:36:42 AM

Hello everyone!
New user, long time lurker :p 
I'm hoping to get some advice on which components I should use for my new rig.

Basically, I do professional graphic design and Video editing work. I work with pretty much all the programs from the adobe master suite and I usually have 2 open at the same time at any given time.

I'm currently running a pretty crappy laptop hooked up to a 20" relatively accurate TN monitor and I really want to utilize the full $4000 to get a proper desk setup with 2-3 IPS monitors, a proper mechanical keyboard, a logitech MX performance mouse (one of the best mice out there in my opinion) and a relatively 'future proof' system that will last a good 6-10 years of work.

This has to be an absolute power horse and $4K is really the most I can spend.

I have no real preference for parts but I do want the following:

~More than 2 TB of storage
~All peripherals including Speakers, monitors, etc. (No need for headsets)
~Some sort of wireless adapter
~Anything and everything I need to get up and running as soon as I build it.

Hope I was somewhat specific. Thank you in advance!

= Reference list =
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($304.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($218.61 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($559.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($81.24 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($161.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($0.00 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($314.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($314.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($314.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Trigger Wired Gaming Keyboard ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse ($70.06 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3854.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 01:52 EDT-0400)
March 23, 2013 10:54:36 AM

So, you are doing professional graphic design with a mouse?
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March 23, 2013 11:11:00 AM

noidea_77 said:
So, you are doing professional graphic design with a mouse?


No I already have a medium sized Intuos 5. Sorry for not clarifying that earlier.

The only reason I love the MX performance so much is because of its amazing ergonomic look and feel and My current mouse is tiny while my hand is quite large. That's why I would really love to get it with this build.

EDIT: So I made a small first draft of what I believe this build should contain. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LFp3 << What do you guys think? Can we work from there?
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March 23, 2013 11:40:43 AM

Something like this:
Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
AMD FX-8350
32GB ECC RAM
Samsung SSD 840Pro
Two different 2TB hdd (just in case of firmeware bugs)
PNY Quadro 4000 (or any that is supported by the Adobe suite)
Dell UltraSharp U2713H or U3014
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March 23, 2013 1:23:10 PM

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ZMZwZqz9Y
Amd firepro7900 maybe...

I dont know much about video editing and stuff... But do you realy need a workstation gpu? I thought they are made for doing things like 3d modeling and so...

1050w is way too much...
I suggest you to take a 650w power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Maybe a costume waterloop if you want to overclock.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-tj07bwusb...
Also cool
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March 23, 2013 1:55:45 PM

Alright so I was tampering around on Pcpartpicker and I THINK I finally have my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LGr8

Any Suggestions for improvement?>

Thanks for the two replies so far!
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March 23, 2013 2:29:26 PM

1050w too much
650w is plenty and gives you some headroom
750w if you want to buy a second gtx 680
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March 23, 2013 10:47:11 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
1050w too much
650w is plenty and gives you some headroom
750w if you want to buy a second gtx 680


Thank you very much my kind sir! Anything else I should change?
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March 24, 2013 12:40:11 PM

Alright So I've been experimenting around and asking people on reddit/ pcpartpicker/ Teksyndicate all sorts of places and I think I finally have the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LS2W

Also on second thoughts, the reason why i'm not getting many answers here is probably because I posted it in the wrong section so sorry bout that! :/ 

Anyways what do you guys think?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($304.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Performance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 60.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 60.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 70.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($314.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($314.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9100BR Wired Slim Keyboard ($103.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse ($70.09 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3887.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 15:39 EDT-0400)
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March 24, 2013 1:32:44 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
Build Looks good

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...
Well R4 will be enough, but in case you want a bigger one.

Gtx690 as alternative.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42690k...

But i dont know why you suddenly come up with gtx titan...
A gtx680 will be enough i think.




Fractal r4 is large enough to house all the components I need :)  Thanks for the suggestion though

Also the Titan just whoops every other card's ass in CUDA performance, as well as multi-monitor performance. Plus all those people I went around asking, all recommended a titan in a $4k build. They said It wouldn't do it justice otherwise.
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March 24, 2013 1:39:10 PM

Oh alright. Build is nice ! Go ahead :) 
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