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$1300 - 1400 AE & Maya/3Ds Max Build

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April 27, 2014 10:34:42 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI H87-G41 PC Mate
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit
Storage: Seagate Surveillance HDD 2TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA-III
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC WindForce 3X 4GB DDR5 256-bit
Case: Zalman Z3 Plus
Power Supply: Super Flower Golden King Pro SF-600P14PE 600W
I have a motinor [DELL P2714H 27"] and other components [ssd, optical drive etc]
I want to know if this build is good enough to use for AE & Maya/3Ds Max.
Feel free to improve this build or come with a completly new one as long as it is between1300-1400 usd.
Also do you think I need an aftermarket cooler?
I want to see how it works without one and if there are heat problems I will buy one later.
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April 27, 2014 2:52:30 PM

Should make a nice rig, if in the budget might think about upping the DRAM to 1866/9 anyway, the additional bandwidth will show with the apps you mention ;) 
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April 28, 2014 8:50:02 AM

You can run the stock cooler, I generally toss them as they aren't real good (and loud) especailly with the Hyper 212 EVO available for $35, which is a great cooler, Zalman has some nice quiet low er profile ones also
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April 28, 2014 8:18:34 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Should make a nice rig, if in the budget might think about upping the DRAM to 1866/9 anyway, the additional bandwidth will show with the apps you mention ;) 

Thanks! I will upgrade the memory. Is this build going to survive without an aftermarket cooler? I plan to buy a Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler but there is going to be at least 1 month delay until I can get one [i can't find any in my country]. Some other options for cooler?
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April 28, 2014 8:28:32 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($172.27 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1124.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-28 11:26 EDT-0400)

Since you aren't overclocking, you can save some money and get a XEON instead. It has the same performance as the i7 but is a good bit cheaper. Also upped to DDR3-2133 RAM, and no need for a 4GB video card. You have the budget to go with a 780, which should improve your application performance, but either should work very well. This case is much quieter and has better build quality. I wouldn't recommend getting a H100i, you have no need for it when not overclocking, and it is noisy. If you want an aftermarket cooler, I would recommend one of the smaller Noctua coolers as they are very quiet.
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