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August 12, 2013 2:37:48 AM

Hello! I'd like some help in picking out the parts for a new system.

PC USAGE PRIORITY #1:

    3D rendering and modeling of complex scenes (Cinema4D, Maya, Zbrush etc.).
    HD video editing/rendering (After Effects, Sony Vegas).
    Digital Painting in photoshop (High resolution raster images).

PC USAGE PRIORITY #2:

    High end gaming. Games are nice but, again, 3D rendering takes priority.

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Budget: $1500 USD; Buying parts as soon as I have them selected.

PARS I NEED:

    Towercase.
    Motherboard.
    CPU.
    GPU.
    RAM.
    SSD.
    PSU.
    HDD.
    Cooling.


August 12, 2013 3:04:03 AM

I would just get a 4770k with a all-in-one liquid cooler so you can get a lot more out of it. Then something like a GTX 680 or 770 as they will fair well in both gaming and 3D rendering. I would also get 16gb of ram for 3D rendering. Get a 120gb SSD for your main programs and a big HDD for storage. Make sure you get a Z87 chipset motherboard so you can fully overclock. The brands and case are all up to you.
This system should work fine and in budget. Good luck!
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August 12, 2013 3:06:36 AM

It looks like we agree.
Depending on how demanding your projects are, you can consider getting 16GB RAM.
I chose a platinum Seasonic PSU, because long rendering sessions mean long periods of high load.
Getting less ram and cheaper PSU (Seasonic 650AM?) will get you money to buy GTX770.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($264.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.42 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1465.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 06:11 EDT-0400)
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August 12, 2013 4:59:01 AM

The above build is the one i'd go with too :) 
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August 12, 2013 5:33:20 AM

Nice build, Bejusek. Thank you.
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January 29, 2014 3:07:18 PM

Nice build im looking for the same kinda thing
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