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February 18, 2014 11:37:17 AM

So me and a friend want to start making some games using Blender and the UDK engine. We want to sell these games, and be able to make them without 35 hour rendertimes so I was looking at some parts to possibly build some good computers. This is what I was I was looking at.
CPU: i7 4820k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G Skill Ares 32gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: EVGA GTX 780 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Boot/Program Storage Drive: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Storage Drive: 2x WD Green 2tb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: SeaSonic G series 750 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: Win7 Professional
What would you guys suggest?

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February 18, 2014 11:45:31 AM

Green HD's are good for storage that is accessed now and again. I wouldn't use them as a secondary drive for anything. They are too slow. You will need to render or copy to them back and forth lots and they do no hold up to that. Storing a few movies that a couple of DLNA devices will access a couple of times a night, they are fine for that.
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February 18, 2014 3:48:05 PM

A better CPU and high speed RAM like DDR3-2133+ can greatly reduce rendering times.

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