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I'm currently looking to build a Rendering/gaming computer. Any help?

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October 27, 2013 1:45:02 AM

So, apparently, I'm looking to save up for this future build I've got in mind.
I'm wondering if you can list me some good BUT cheap parts that's ment for gaming and Rendering HUGE 3D renderings.. get what I mean?

Care to help? Please?

The current parts I've got in mind for the build are:

PSU - Corsair Professional Series AX 1200 Watt

Thermal paste - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x 8GB)

Mother Board - EVGA X79 DARK

CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro Series H110 280 mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

CASE - Corsair Obsidian Series 900D

CPU - Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ BX80646I74770K

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN


I do want these parts, thing is, it's going to take a SUPER long time to save up.
In the mean time I just want to get the basics so that I've got a good solid running computer. So then I could eventually upgrade.

I'm thinking of getting the 900D for sure.

Can you give me some substitute parts from the things I've listed? Or just list the parts you suggest?

Thanks.
October 27, 2013 1:56:39 AM

Your CPU doesn't go with your MB.
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October 27, 2013 1:59:38 AM

AX850W
drop the paste
Vengeance LP
Asrock X79 extreme 6
Noctua D14
Rosewill Throne
i7 4820K
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October 27, 2013 2:10:09 AM

by the time you save your money this stuff will be obsolete. how much money do you have now? what will you be "rendering"?
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October 27, 2013 2:10:15 AM

For your GPU you might want to reconsider to a Radeon HD 290X, but if you want to stick with the Titan that is fine.
http://www.hwcompare.com/16022/geforce-gtx-titan-vs-rad...

As for your CPU I suggest you to get Intel Xeon processors, they have more cores since they are server grade but they have lower clock speeds. But since you're doing this for 3D work most if not all 3D Programs try to use as much cores as possible. So I suggest go with a Intel Xeon.

Also for your hard drives, get a SSD as your main drive, get no more than 100 GB for your SSD. SSD's are good as a boot drive but they have their down sides, you better research about them. They fail unexpectedly and they have limited IOPS. If you decide to go for a SSD get a HDD.

If you're not up for a SSD, get 4-5 Western Digital RED drives and set them on a RAID 5-6 setup or even RAID 10 if your data is critical.
Setting up your drives in a RAID setup will boost performance and also protect you from data loss (Only applies to RAID 5, 6, and 10).
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October 27, 2013 2:16:23 AM

swifty_morgan said:
by the time you save your money this stuff will be obsolete. how much money do you have now? what will you be "rendering"?


By the end of this month.. Possibly a bit over 1k maybe even 2k USD
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October 27, 2013 2:21:10 AM

th3controller said:
For your GPU you might want to reconsider to a Radeon HD 290X, but if you want to stick with the Titan that is fine.
http://www.hwcompare.com/16022/geforce-gtx-titan-vs-rad...

As for your CPU I suggest you to get Intel Xeon processors, they have more cores since they are server grade but they have lower clock speeds. But since you're doing this for 3D work most if not all 3D Programs try to use as much cores as possible. So I suggest go with a Intel Xeon.

Also for your hard drives, get a SSD as your main drive, get no more than 100 GB for your SSD. SSD's are good as a boot drive but they have their down sides, you better research about them. They fail unexpectedly and they have limited IOPS. If you decide to go for a SSD get a HDD.

If you're not up for a SSD, get 4-5 Western Digital RED drives and set them on a RAID 5-6 setup or even RAID 10 if your data is critical.
Setting up your drives in a RAID setup will boost performance and also protect you from data loss (Only applies to RAID 5, 6, and 10).


Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I've in fact am searching more into SSD's and HDD's.
Also, thanks for the recommendations! I'll possibly look into the Radeon. But I personally like NVIDIA better.. in a way. I heard they've got better cards that specializes, in rendering..?
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October 27, 2013 2:27:38 AM

allanitomwesh said:
AX850W
drop the paste
Vengeance LP
Asrock X79 extreme 6
Noctua D14
Rosewill Throne
i7 4820K


Thank you! That processor is MUCH better for a cheaper price!
Very good suggestions. Looking into getting some of that tech.
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October 27, 2013 2:31:16 AM

Mike Lightous said:


Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I've in fact am searching more into SSD's and HDD's.
Also, thanks for the recommendations! I'll possibly look into the Radeon. But I personally like NVIDIA better.. in a way. I heard they've got better cards that specializes, in rendering..?


Honestly they're both great companies at making GPU's, AMD just tends to be a little hotter.

But since you're getting a Titan, I suggest you get a R9 290X, it has more performance so more bang for your buck.

But if you're really looking towards rendering you should check out NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro.

Edit: Oops my mistake not Tesla, Quadro. Tesla is for super computing, Quadro is for CAD.
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October 27, 2013 2:35:17 AM

If all you do is render then the Firepro w7000 is a great deal for less than a Titan.
An SSD boot drive is also a good buy, like 128gb.
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October 27, 2013 2:41:06 AM

th3controller said:
Mike Lightous said:


Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I've in fact am searching more into SSD's and HDD's.
Also, thanks for the recommendations! I'll possibly look into the Radeon. But I personally like NVIDIA better.. in a way. I heard they've got better cards that specializes, in rendering..?


Honestly they're both great companies at making GPU's, AMD just tends to be a little hotter.

But since you're getting a Titan, I suggest you get a R9 290X, it has more performance so more bang for your buck.

But if you're really looking towards rendering you should check out NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro.

Edit: Oops my mistake not Tesla, Quadro. Tesla is for super computing, Quadro is for CAD.


I did want to eventually get 2 of both tesla and Quadro. Then link them up together.
Also, I think I'll just go with a Titan. It's got that extra few GB's for better skinning.. in Autodesk maya.. get what I'm saying? Also I've got 3 monitors. :3
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October 27, 2013 2:46:39 AM

allanitomwesh said:
If all you do is render then the Firepro w7000 is a great deal for less than a Titan.
An SSD boot drive is also a good buy, like 128gb.


Great suggestion. Now it's a bit more competition of me deciding.
But I'm still a bit more in favor of GTX Titan. It's got that 6GB that I like. It's good for skinning and other in Autodesk Maya.
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October 27, 2013 2:58:20 AM

Hey it's your PC get what you like, we can only suggest options.
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October 27, 2013 3:04:36 AM

This is less expensive but still good build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TKJh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TKJh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TKJh/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($111.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($439.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1217.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 06:02 EDT-0400)
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