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Graphic design PC build. $3000 budget

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June 3, 2013 7:08:07 PM

I need something that will last me a couple years. I need this for game design and a little bit of gaming. I'm looking for quality and performance.
June 3, 2013 7:48:05 PM

Bender1011 said:
I need something that will last me a couple years. I need this for game design and a little bit of gaming. I'm looking for quality and performance.


for graphic design you don't need much but SSD and RAM.

Heres to Haswell!

Core i7 4770k
AsRock Fatal1ty Proffes1onal z87 Motherboard
16GB patriot Viper 3 1600mhz
Nvidia GTX Titan
Corsair h100i
Westerndigital Caviar Black 1tb
Westerndigital Caviar Black 1tb
Samsung series 840 250GB SSD
Seasonic 1000w Platnium
SoundBlaster x-fi Soundcard
Nzxt Switch 810 Black
4 noctua 120mm NF-F12's for the H110i
4 Bitfernex spectre pro 140mm Red LED case fams
Nzxt Sentry 2.0 fan controller
Asus Dvd Burner
Asus 27" IPS LED panel display
Logitech x530 Soundsystem
Razer naga keyboard
MaxKeyboards custom mechanical keyboard
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June 3, 2013 8:04:51 PM

If this is a professional build, i highly suggest you look into Sandy-bridge-E/IB-E(coming soon).

Austing's build is a bit overkill for what you are getting.
Titan is not needed 780 will do the job and will perform on-par when overclocked.
WD Blacks not needed and why get 2 of them when you can get a 3TB one for cheaper.
1000W not needed.
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June 3, 2013 8:17:28 PM

austing said:
Bender1011 said:
I need something that will last me a couple years. I need this for game design and a little bit of gaming. I'm looking for quality and performance.


for graphic design you don't need much but SSD and RAM.

Heres to Haswell!

Core i7 4770k
AsRock Fatal1ty Proffes1onal z87 Motherboard
16GB patriot Viper 3 1600mhz
Nvidia GTX Titan
Corsair h100i
Westerndigital Caviar Black 1tb
Westerndigital Caviar Black 1tb
Samsung series 840 250GB SSD
Seasonic 1000w Platnium
SoundBlaster x-fi Soundcard
Nzxt Switch 810 Black
4 noctua 120mm NF-F12's for the H110i
4 Bitfernex spectre pro 140mm Red LED case fams
Nzxt Sentry 2.0 fan controller
Asus Dvd Burner
Asus 27" IPS LED panel display
Logitech x530 Soundsystem
Razer naga keyboard
MaxKeyboards custom mechanical keyboard


I dont really like this build.. i'd suggest you wait a little for a better build
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June 4, 2013 9:16:45 AM

Bender1011 said:
I need something that will last me a couple years. I need this for game design and a little bit of gaming. I'm looking for quality and performance.


Bender1011,

As "game design" can mean a lot of things, but probably includes 3D modeling, animation, rendering, compiling?, and graphic and sound design > more or less the most demanding applications, my view is that the proper direction is a strong 3D / graphics workstation that emphasizes image quality and working stability rather than frame rates. Content creation demands and hardware is quite different from that intended for content consumption. Here is a kind of generic but strong Maya, 3Ds, AutoCad, VRay, Adobe CS workstation specification>

$3,000 CAD / Imaging Workstation

1. Xeon E5-1650 6-core 3.2 /3.8GHz $600 (A very good performer- no 14 of 1700 on the Passmark Benchmark

2. ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB $412.

3. Kingston16GB (2X 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ECC Unbuffered Server Memory w/TS Intel Model KVR16E11/8I $150.

4. NVIDIA Quadro K4000 VCQK4000-PB 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card $800

5. SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $100

6. WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB HARD DRIVE SATA 64MB 6 Gb/s WD AV-GP $85

7. LIAN LI PC-A75 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case $182

8. SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply $115

9. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - OEM $140

10. Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler $84.

11. ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS $85

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TOTAL > about $2,750

Upgrades to this list would be to use a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (+$140), increase the Storage drive size and / or add a second in RAID 1 (+$90 to +$200), increase RAM to 32GB (+$150). Savings could be to use the Quadro 2000D 2GB card (-$370)

Cheers,

BambiBoom

[Dell Precision T5400 > 2X Xeon X5460 quad core @ 3.16GHz, 16 GB ECC , Quadro FX 4800 (1.5GB), WD RE4 / Segt Barcd 500GB > Windows 7 Ult > AutoCad, Revit, Solidworks, Sketchup, Adobe CS MC, Corel Technical Designer, WP Office, MS Office]

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June 4, 2013 11:49:31 AM

bambiboom said:


$3,000 CAD / Imaging Workstation

1. Xeon E5-1650 6-core 3.2 /3.8GHz $600 (A very good performer- no 14 of 1700 on the Passmark Benchmark

2. ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB $412.



It would be a very bad idea to use a Xeon for this type of rig since it's not a server and scalable applications aren't going to be used.

This is what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V5900 2GB Video Card ($418.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.66 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1641.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 14:47 EDT-0400)

Alternately you could do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($77.25 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V5900 2GB Video Card ($418.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.66 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1852.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 14:48 EDT-0400)
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