I'm new to the forum and would really appreciate any help I can get. I'm looking to build a PC to fit all my needs. Here are some programs I know I will have autocad, Rino, edge cam, master cam, Photoshop. It needs to be able to render pretty fast. I also want to be able to live stream game play and make videos. I would also like to be asked to play some games on it. Ex: Battlefield, COD
My budget is around $2-3000.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time
Going to have to disagree with the last post. I've read reports of AMD processors being bad for CAD, so I'd say go with an i7-4930K with an AMD FirePro W7000 workstation card. It is also a card that works well for gaming, but the main purpose will be for your rendering applications. I'm not sure what the RAM requirements are for your system but 32GB is within the budget and couldn't hurt.
Any LGA 2011 socket motherboard will do. I prefer ASUS and Gigabyte branded boards, in that order. The cooling depends on whether or not you intend to overclock, I suppose. You can't go wrong with a CORSAIR Hydro Series H100.
Also, regarding RAM, you can get a maximum of 64GB on 2011 motherboards, IIRC. Excess RAM can be used as a RAM disk, which is a neat tool that may speed up some operations. It's like writing to a VERY fast drive, so content creation could be sent to it before being moved to a physical drive or SSD. Not necessary, maybe not useful to you, but neat nonetheless.
Hey guys I'm finally ready to start on my build. I haven't bought any of the parts yet though. I've been think hard on which way I really want to go with this build. I really would like the best of both worlds. Is it possible to have a graphics card for my design software and one for gaming? I'm starting to lean alittle more on the gaming side as long as it will support the design stuff. And suggestions ?