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January 24, 2014 6:48:00 AM

Hi everyone,

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
January 24, 2014 7:02:16 AM

i7-4770k or AMD FX8350. with 16gb of RAM and a GTX 770. :D  Good luck
Higher Intel cores CPU will do more.
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January 24, 2014 7:14:32 AM

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.
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January 24, 2014 8:05:55 AM

I think 32GB of ram should be plenty. I think the highest recommend is 12GB. What would be a good motherboard? How about a good cooling system?
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January 24, 2014 8:24:18 AM

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.
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January 24, 2014 8:28:23 AM

This is build should be great for gaming/streaming. With the money leftover you could add a bigger hdd, add an SSD, add case fans, etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 CA-PH530-B1 Black ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1791.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 11:27 EST-0500)
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January 24, 2014 8:37:28 AM

Guys... it's primarily a workstation, the gaming comes second. Rhino recommends workstation graphics cards.
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January 24, 2014 10:23:13 AM

Yeah this will be used mostly for work and streaming. Gaming will be second but would like it to work good as well
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January 24, 2014 10:44:27 AM

Tom's did an article on workstation cards as gaming cards and the one I picked did fairly well on it and should handle games easily on medium settings and 1080p.
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February 24, 2014 8:49:57 AM

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 ?
Thank you
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