I am hoping someone with a more intuitive knowledge of computer building can take a look at my list of parts. I am trying to keep it under $1000 but the lower the better, as I am sure you hear a lot round here.
But I also dont want to spend less if it is going to drastically decrease performance/stability/etc and dont mind waiting a couple of months (for more cash) if a part just a couple hundred more will be much much better.
I will be doing blender, zbrush, UDK (game development) and the full Adobe package. I dont usually have multiple programs open unless it is called for.
I am getting confused when it comes to graphics cards and how you can use 2 as SLI/cross fire and that you can get two cheaper ones that equal 1 big one, or I have been reading that certain parts - although they work together - might not be suited to each other due to speed or ram ... all that is really confusing me and I am having a hard time figuring out what would be the most bang for my buck.
Anyways I was hoping that I could get a little help. I dont even mind paying for a consultant service to take a real good look at ti if you know of one (or are one) as I would like to make sure I do it right as this is taking a big chunk of my savings : )
EDIT: Forgot to change the RAM to 16gb, as was informed that 8 was really the minimum for 3d modeling.
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4. The stock cooler will do the job until you want to overclock.
I might prefer a cm hyper212 for less.
Thanks for the reply. Great news about the sli, that was really doing my head in. The SSD I was really unsure about as I have and use several 1tb external drives, so I was figuring I could use those. The PSU was also something I didnt really understand, so will definitely go for one of those options if I go with this build. Not sure about overclocking, hardware isnt my strong point so I would be concerned about breaking something : ) So I kind of just forgot about it and thought I might revisit it later, when I had gotten all this other stuff out my head.