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Does this workstation make sense? (new mac pro was a let down so im going for a custom pc this time)

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June 11, 2013 12:30:26 AM

Im a vfx and motion graphics artist. Always using adobe after effects, maya, 3ds max and realflow. Ive finally built what i think will really help benefit me in my work, though i would like to have a second pair of eyes or more check to see that everything in fact should be working well together. I dont know much about processor cooling and cases, and im open to anything. price landed around 5 grand which i think is pretty good. Everything i found was on

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Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1300 1300W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active-PFC Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817182063
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

2x Intel Xeon E5-2650 2.0GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 95W 8-Core Server Processor
Item #:N82E16819117266
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

2x Crucial 24GB (3 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Registered Server Memory Model CT3K8G3ERSLD81339
Item #:N82E16820148651


MSI N780-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
Item #:N82E16814127740


2xPhanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835709011


COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119252
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Intel S2600COE SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 DDR3 1600
Intel S2600COE SSI EEB Server Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813121589
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Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820148444
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

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Grand Total: $5,119.89

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June 11, 2013 12:57:57 AM

I don't think I'd recommend a Rosewill PSU.

Rosewill cases perhaps... But not PSUs.

I don't think they're reputable in that area.