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Budget Build for Rendering - Architectural/3d Modeling - Thoughts and Opinions?

Hi guys,
This is my first build, and I was wondering if anyone could give me any notes or edits. It's a workstation for rendering and other graphic programs:
-3DS Max w. VRAY
-CS6
-Rhinoceros
-AutoCad
-Revit

I had a tight budget of $850, but cheated a bit. So we'll say the new budget is $900 (note: I'm actually saving $27 on the CPU by picking it up locally, so I am right at $900).


CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $227.48 (-27.00)
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard Asus B85-PLUS ATX LGA1150 $99.46
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $124.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB $179.98
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower $42.98
Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V $56.50
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.98

Total: $897.32

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/maninthedark21/saved/2DP2


Thanks!
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  1. You want an I7. Rendering utilizes HT.
  2. I considered it, but the cheapest i7 puts me at nearly 120% of original budget. Seeing as it is a budget build, I'm willing to sacrifice speed for time being.

    Would you consider it a must?

    thanks
  3. maninthedark21 said:
    I considered it, but the cheapest i7 puts me at nearly 120% of original budget. Seeing as it is a budget build, I'm willing to sacrifice speed for time being.

    Would you consider it a must?

    thanks


    Yeah, it's a must for the stuff that you are doing. Why don't you ditch the OS and get a bootleg? (I'll teach you how to install a bootleg properly. ) (I've never bough OS in my life)

    Then you'll have $88 to add to I7 purchase.
  4. Best answer
    And Don't get that ram. 1600Mhz at least. and 2x8GB

    So it will look something like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Sh9D

    BTW you can't SLI with that MOBO if you care.
  5. WarWolverineWarrior said:
    maninthedark21 said:
    I considered it, but the cheapest i7 puts me at nearly 120% of original budget. Seeing as it is a budget build, I'm willing to sacrifice speed for time being.

    Would you consider it a must?

    thanks


    Yeah, it's a must for the stuff that you are doing. Why don't you ditch the OS and get a bootleg? (I'll teach you how to install a bootleg properly. ) (I've never bough OS in my life)

    Then you'll have $88 to add to I7 purchase.


    Bootleg is generally my method of choice, but sometimes programs are fineky, so it makes me super paranoid when I'm dealing with an OS. But if you have a proven method, I might just have to take you up on that offer.
  6. Download a OS (64) bit if your choice, burn the ISO on a USB 8gb+
    Install
    Use WindowsLoader to "Authenticate it" (http://soft4kids.blogspot.com/2012/10/windows-loader-v217-by-daz.html)
    And you have Windows 7

    Optional
    Download Antivirus from Microsoft (MSE) (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download)
  7. WarWolverineWarrior said:
    And Don't get that ram. 1600Mhz at least. and 2x8GB

    So it will look something like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Sh9D

    BTW you can't SLI with that MOBO if you care.



    From what I know, SLI will never really apply for my use. Thanks a ton for the advice.
  8. maninthedark21 said:
    WarWolverineWarrior said:
    And Don't get that ram. 1600Mhz at least. and 2x8GB

    So it will look something like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Sh9D

    BTW you can't SLI with that MOBO if you care.



    From what I know, SLI will never really apply for my use. Thanks a ton for the advice.


    No Problem :)
  9. WarWolverineWarrior said:
    And Don't get that ram. 1600Mhz at least. and 2x8GB

    So it will look something like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Sh9D

    BTW you can't SLI with that MOBO if you care.


    Not to mention that RAM is triple channel meant for older X58 systems, it won't work on a dual channel Z87. I would also get a different motherboard if you're planning to use a 4670K, B85 does not allow access to the multiplier, which defeats the purpose of owning a 4670K.
  10. g-unit1111 said:
    WarWolverineWarrior said:
    And Don't get that ram. 1600Mhz at least. and 2x8GB

    So it will look something like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Sh9D

    BTW you can't SLI with that MOBO if you care.


    Not to mention that RAM is triple channel meant for older X58 systems, it won't work on a dual channel Z87. I would also get a different motherboard if you're planning to use a 4670K, B85 does not allow access to the multiplier, which defeats the purpose of owning a 4670K.


    Thnx. I overlooked that.
  11. Thanks guys.
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