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High-end Workstation for 3D animation, fast rendering @$3000+

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April 5, 2013 3:53:45 AM

Need it to do the following:

    3D modeling and fast rendering-Maya, Zbrush, etc.
    Video editing-After Effects, Premiere
    Run photo-editing applications like photoshop

Based on burritobob's (Many thanks to burritobob) winning build, I have selected the following components:

Unlike the original build, I am going for two video cards instead of three and one hard drive instead of two due to budget constraints.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage:
Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Two ATI FirePro V7900 2GB Video Cards (2-Way CrossFire)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

This is my first high-end workstation. Will this be good for modeling, animation, and fast rendering(serious number cruncher)? Suggestions are welcome.

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April 5, 2013 4:23:08 AM

CPU is fine
32gb Ram is fine

I would get a full sized atx board if I was you, for space reasons and card heat reasons
I would not recommend CoolerMaster Power Supplies, get a gold rated efficiency PSU from Antec or Corsair etc

Do you have a case, monitor, OS, peripherals etc?
I don't know enough about work station cards to have an opinion, but I am sure one one will.
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April 5, 2013 5:22:59 AM

zrobbb said:
I would get a full sized atx board if I was you, for space reasons and card heat reasons.
I would not recommend CoolerMaster Power Supplies, get a gold rated efficiency PSU from Antec or Corsair etc
Do you have a case, monitor, OS, peripherals etc?
I don't know enough about work station cards to have an opinion, but I am sure one one will.

zrobbb, thanks a ton for your inputs. In that case, I will go for a gold rated efficiency Corsair Power Supply.
Any suggestions for mobo?
Case: Master Storm Stryker ATX Full Tower Case(as recommended by burritobob)
OS: Windows 7
Yes, I have the a monitor (BenQ GW2450HM) and peripherals.
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April 5, 2013 5:46:18 AM

I would go for an Asus P9X79 PRO, but it really depends on your budget. Any ATX 2011 motherboard should be fine really.

Once you've decided on that then it's time to go.

Have fun with that beast of a rig.
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April 7, 2013 12:20:43 AM

Thanks, I hope it turns out to be a worthwhile burning $3000.

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