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

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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 :) 


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.
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

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

For coolermaybe Noctua new 12S or 14S

Phantex is good too. And this.
Or this.

New corsair is good.

Seasonic and rosewill makes good psu too.

For GPU Id now buy SLI 2 680. cheap and fast enough.
Hope this helps build good build. Good luck :) 
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.
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.