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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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.