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March 10, 2014 5:48:43 AM

Since I am inexperienced with building a PC, I would like to ask the community for a build that will meet my standards. All at or under the budget of $2000.

Main purposes of this PC:
- 3D modelling and rendering
- Video gaming

What I already have:
- Operating System
- Mouse
- Keyboard
- Monitor (1920 x 1080)

For gaming I'd like to propose Battlefield 4 on Ultra, 1080p, with ~50 FPS avg. as a benchmark. Though I don't know if this will help.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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March 10, 2014 6:03:48 AM

Try this https://pcpartpicker.com This website should help you figure it out. I would you suggest you start with an ATX mobo as they're probably the easiest to build with and a bitfenix shinobi case. If you get a GTX 770 or better at least a strong i5 processor you should be in the clear to get what you're looking for and you could do for a lot less than 2 grand. I built mine for 1200 and it does what you're asking. However, do the research yourself don't trust people on hear completely people will tell you to buy all kinds of stuff you don't need. Save yourself some money and head ache and do the research. That pcpartpicker website will keep you from making major compatibility mistakes. Give it a try. My buddy just built his pc using it and has no IT background. Of course he called me like 20 times in 2 days, but it was mostly reassuring him.
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March 10, 2014 6:10:06 AM

clide005 said:
Try this https://pcpartpicker.com This website should help you figure it out. I would you suggest you start with an ATX mobo as they're probably the easiest to build with and a bitfenix shinobi case. If you get a GTX 770 or better at least a strong i5 processor you should be in the clear to get what you're looking for and you could do for a lot less than 2 grand. I built mine for 1200 and it does what you're asking. However, do the research yourself don't trust people on hear completely people will tell you to buy all kinds of stuff you don't need. Save yourself some money and head ache and do the research. That pcpartpicker website will keep you from making major compatibility mistakes. Give it a try. My buddy just built his pc using it and has no IT background. Of course he called me like 20 times in 2 days, but it was mostly reassuring him.


Could you link me to your build if possible so I have an example?
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a c 247 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 6:18:32 AM

You're gonna want more than an i5 for 3d modeling. This has the 780 and will max out BF4 for you at 60+ fps, and the rest of the build gives you the option to add a second 780 in the future if you want:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($127.56 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1801.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 09:17 EDT-0400)
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March 10, 2014 6:21:24 AM

Raxdiam said:
clide005 said:
Try this https://pcpartpicker.com This website should help you figure it out. I would you suggest you start with an ATX mobo as they're probably the easiest to build with and a bitfenix shinobi case. If you get a GTX 770 or better at least a strong i5 processor you should be in the clear to get what you're looking for and you could do for a lot less than 2 grand. I built mine for 1200 and it does what you're asking. However, do the research yourself don't trust people on hear completely people will tell you to buy all kinds of stuff you don't need. Save yourself some money and head ache and do the research. That pcpartpicker website will keep you from making major compatibility mistakes. Give it a try. My buddy just built his pc using it and has no IT background. Of course he called me like 20 times in 2 days, but it was mostly reassuring him.


Could you link me to your build if possible so I have an example?


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Jr0K
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a c 247 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 6:29:07 AM

To clarify my build above, I have the dual WD Blacks for storage needs, as I don't know how much you need. And I definitely would recommend a WD Black for your budget, as they are faster and more reliable.

You also want an i7, especially with this budget. You will DEFINITELY see the difference while rendering and modeling.

You also want to get a much nicer PSU than a 500w from EVGA, as that's not a very quality unit.

The SSD is not needed, of course, but at this budget, you'll want one. It'll make the computer boot much faster, and make all your programs open and work much faster as well.

With your budget, you don't want to skimp and get lower quality parts. My build above will last you a good long while.
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March 10, 2014 6:42:25 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
To clarify my build above, I have the dual WD Blacks for storage needs, as I don't know how much you need. And I definitely would recommend a WD Black for your budget, as they are faster and more reliable.

You also want an i7, especially with this budget. You will DEFINITELY see the difference while rendering and modeling.

You also want to get a much nicer PSU than a 500w from EVGA, as that's not a very quality unit.

The SSD is not needed, of course, but at this budget, you'll want one. It'll make the computer boot much faster, and make all your programs open and work much faster as well.

With your budget, you don't want to skimp and get lower quality parts. My build above will last you a good long while.


Your build helped a lot. I removed one of the HDD's and I'd prefer to have an SSD there as well. Also, I went with a standard ATX motherboard, and switched the 780 for a 780 Ti.

Here's the build

Let me know if there's any improvements you can suggest or if there may be a problem.
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a c 247 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 9:26:35 AM

All looks great to me. The HERO is a great, quality board if you've got the budget for it.

Full size ATX works, I tend to just start with mATX, as most people will never fill 5 expansion slots, let alone 8 lol

Gonna be a hell of a build! You'll definitely get great results in BF4 with that :) 
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March 10, 2014 12:58:18 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
To clarify my build above, I have the dual WD Blacks for storage needs, as I don't know how much you need. And I definitely would recommend a WD Black for your budget, as they are faster and more reliable.

You also want an i7, especially with this budget. You will DEFINITELY see the difference while rendering and modeling.

You also want to get a much nicer PSU than a 500w from EVGA, as that's not a very quality unit.

The SSD is not needed, of course, but at this budget, you'll want one. It'll make the computer boot much faster, and make all your programs open and work much faster as well.

With your budget, you don't want to skimp and get lower quality parts. My build above will last you a good long while.


He is right. If you want to spend $2000 his a much better build. I'm just cheap and I want to get the most for the least.
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a c 247 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 1:00:26 PM

clide005 said:

He is right. If you want to spend $2000 his a much better build. I'm just cheap and I want to get the most for the least.


There's nothing wrong with your build, and if I implied that I apologize. I was simply wanting to share that for the modelling and rendering side, he'll want as much CPU power as possible. The i5 is a great CPU (have one myself) but it gets crushed by the i7 in that department.
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March 10, 2014 1:37:57 PM

clide005 said:

He is right. If you want to spend $2000 his a much better build. I'm just cheap and I want to get the most for the least.


HiTechObsessed said:

There's nothing wrong with your build, and if I implied that I apologize. I was simply wanting to share that for the modelling and rendering side, he'll want as much CPU power as possible. The i5 is a great CPU (have one myself) but it gets crushed by the i7 in that department.


Both of you helped and I appreciate it. Thank you.
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