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Intel i7-4930k 3D modeling/rendering machine!

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  • Intel i7
  • Autodesk
  • Quadro
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  • Geforce
  • Asus
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September 13, 2013 8:50:59 PM

I've posted a few times in here and each new post I have a new build, I think I am getting close to what I am going to just bite the bullet and purchase. SO this build is mainly for 3d work (maya, zbrush, 3ds max, photoshop, after effects) and obviously I want it to be really good at rendering too.

I do mild gaming on the pc, mostly it will be the Sims 4 when it comes out so it's not like I'm running Skyrim on max by any means (but it would be nice)

Budget- it was 3K but now I'm thinking I might go 4K...although I'm not stoked on that idea. I do want a nice computer. I've been running off of Vista, intel Q6600, with 4GB of RAM and a geforce gtx 260 set up for wayyyy to long now.

SO any and all feedback and suggestions is very, very much appreciated! Thanks :) 

THE BUILD:

CPU: Intel i7-4930k
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
Motherboard: Asus P9x79 WS SSI
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X series 32GB DDR3-1866
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512gb
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
Video Card: PNY Quadro K5000(still going back and forth on this one...I do a lot of zbrush, and rendering in maya. Lots of After Effects and Photoshop as well....While I'm not on "pro" level yet, I'm getting there so I do want a decent gpu...can't decide if it's worth going this route over a geforce for 1/2 the money..)
Case: NZXT H630 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair 850W 80 PLUS gold
Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro
Displays: I'm not sure yet, I want two monitors so as long as everything will support that than I can figure this out later

The GPU is by and far the hardest thing I've tried to settle on, I think I've gone back and forth on quadro vs geforce a dozen times and it's driving me nuts.

ALSO- pcpartpicker said my case wasn't compatible...but I've been told otherwise from someone who looked at the case & my motherboard. Thoughts on that would be great :) 

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September 13, 2013 9:10:15 PM

I switched out the motherboard for the pro version of it and now it says it's compatible, So I may just go with that although someone told me the WS board would be better? I'm not so sure.
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September 13, 2013 9:57:05 PM

I also think I'm going with the titan based on reviews for it. Hoping it will be okay :) 
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September 14, 2013 3:35:43 AM

Is that bit high priced build?

Asus PRO mobo is good enough. Or Gigabyte UP4 / GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI
Here. http://www.microcenter.com/site/rebate-center/product-r...

You do not really need WD black. They are just making noise. and they are expensive.
Get seagate 3TB barracuda. Cheap,fast and reliability is good. I havw two so I know.

For case Look silverstone http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-sstft02bw...

For coolermaybe Noctua new 12S or 14S
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu14s

Phantex is good too. And this.
http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-BW-Support-Socket-Dr...
Or this. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk017

New corsair is good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic and rosewill makes good psu too.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-tach...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-x850

For GPU Id now buy SLI 2 680. cheap and fast enough.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx680dc2o...
Hope this helps build good build. Good luck :) 
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September 15, 2013 3:22:22 AM

Thank you! I am looking to save where I can, kind of got carried away with wanting the "top" build. I truly appreciate the help:) 
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September 15, 2013 3:33:50 AM

Hey. You need to make sure if you buy EATX mobo that it fits to your case.
Or maybe better stick with ATX mobo :)  They will fit both ATX and most FullTowers aswell.
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September 15, 2013 3:59:12 AM

for rendering the 680's are useless. Especially in sli. This is where the titan truly shines. For gaming the 2gb vram is a limit, and the 680's will perform better than a titan, but Sims can be maxed on the likes of a 650/7850. The titan runs everything (except crysis 3) on max settings anyway.
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