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
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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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.