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Help me build a rig for 3d rendering, video editing and digital painting and light gaming

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July 19, 2014 11:23:21 PM

i do 3d,vid editing, digital art stuffs and i play games like dota2(hi settings) and bf4(med settings). i dont overclock. and also i will use it for about 10-15 hrs daily but off on sunday
July 19, 2014 11:47:08 PM

Hi mate, what's your budget?
I'm putting one together for similar, 3D rendering/modelling, video edit/fx, slowly getting specs after lots of research. Getting up to around $2500AU now excluding monitors and peripherals. i7 4790, Asus Z97Pro MOBO, 16Gb Ripjaws RAM, ASUS GTX 780, Seasonic 1000W PSU and all in a Corsair Carbide Air 540. Depending on what you want you could easily shave a few hundred off that no worries.
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July 20, 2014 12:00:36 AM

hi mate actually all i got is $550au just for the cpu not including the vid card and i will use ssd 64gb instead of hdd because i just want to build it now only. i will buy a vid card for the next month for $220au and hdd 1tb for storage
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July 20, 2014 12:09:09 AM

Hmmm I might let more knowledgable folks take up the thread as my backgrond is pretty limited.
From my research to date I'd be inclined to go i7 [multiple cores and hyper threading for AFX/rendering] and as much RAM as you can get for the $$ [which is darn expensive at the moment] and an NVIDIA card if you're using Premiere/AFX. Good call on the SSD to start with for system drive mate. I'm going ASUS on the MOBO and VGA Card for reliability and noise level/temps on the card, they seem to get best all round reps.
The ASUS H87 or H97 MOBO's might be the way to go then?
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July 20, 2014 12:10:32 AM

If you're near Sydney try umart, mwave, and pcmeal, Melbourne pccasegear and cpl, Gold coast/Brisbane umart. You can shave off at least $50 in shipping sometimes.
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July 20, 2014 12:17:30 AM

jazmeister said:
Hmmm I might let more knowledgable folks take up the thread as my backgrond is pretty limited.
From my research to date I'd be inclined to go i7 [multiple cores and hyper threading for AFX/rendering] and as much RAM as you can get for the $$ [which is darn expensive at the moment] and an NVIDIA card if you're using Premiere/AFX. Good call on the SSD to start with for system drive mate. I'm going ASUS on the MOBO and VGA Card for reliability and noise level/temps on the card, they seem to get best all round reps.
The ASUS H87 or H97 MOBO's might be the way to go then?

i cant afford i7 im choosing i5 4th gen vs amd fx8320
thanks

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July 20, 2014 12:21:07 AM

patrichpachich said:
jazmeister said:
Hmmm I might let more knowledgable folks take up the thread as my backgrond is pretty limited.
From my research to date I'd be inclined to go i7 [multiple cores and hyper threading for AFX/rendering] and as much RAM as you can get for the $$ [which is darn expensive at the moment] and an NVIDIA card if you're using Premiere/AFX. Good call on the SSD to start with for system drive mate. I'm going ASUS on the MOBO and VGA Card for reliability and noise level/temps on the card, they seem to get best all round reps.
The ASUS H87 or H97 MOBO's might be the way to go then?

i cant afford i7 im choosing i5 4th gen vs amd fx8320
thanks



You need to let us know your total budget. And we need to know if you need a complete build, just some parts, and what parts you already have, make and model.

The FX series don't have integrated graphics so your computer won't work until you buy a GPU.
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July 20, 2014 12:21:21 AM

byza said:
If you're near Sydney try umart, mwave, and pcmeal, Melbourne pccasegear and cpl, Gold coast/Brisbane umart. You can shave off at least $50 in shipping sometimes.


im from philippines just a north from au
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July 20, 2014 12:22:58 AM

I'd then be inclined to go the i5 over the AMD if you're using Adobe stuff especially. Others will have more knowledge of the finer details but from what I've read Intel works faster on Premiere/AFX
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July 20, 2014 12:28:23 AM

$550au just for desktop without hhd and vid card just for now only
i5 or fx 8320
mobo?
memmory?
vid card = palit gtx 750 ti (but not now i will but it next month)
SSD = (a 64gb would be perfect)
HDD = (1Tb for next month)
cooler = Cooler Master Hyper 212X
psu?
atx?
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July 20, 2014 3:55:19 PM

jazmeister said:
I'd then be inclined to go the i5 over the AMD if you're using Adobe stuff especially. Others will have more knowledge of the finer details but from what I've read Intel works faster on Premiere/AFX




$550au just for desktop without hhd and vid card just for now only
i5 or fx 8320
mobo?
memmory?
vid card = palit gtx 750 ti (but not now i will but it next month)
SSD = (a 64gb would be perfect)
HDD = (1Tb for next month)
cooler = Cooler Master Hyper 212X
psu?
atx?

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July 20, 2014 5:50:06 PM

I think you're expecting too much from the money you've got. In America your budget might get you what you want, but Australian prices are much higher. I wouldn't bother with the SSD at that size it's just about useless. I don't usually recommend an SSD until you're spending over AU$1500. They are just too expensive for their benefits.

Considering the build is primarily for rendering and editing the fx 8320 will perform better than an i5, but the i5 would perform better in games. And considering your budget the fx 8320 is the better choice anyway.

The CM hyper 212 EVO is cheaper and comparable performance to the 212X so I went with the EVO.

The fx does not have integrated graphics so the build will not work until you add the 750 ti, so there is little reason to buy the other parts now, unless you see them on sale.

I've put together a list of all the parts you want, minus the SSD. If you cannot afford this than you will need to look at lower performance parts.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $834.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


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July 20, 2014 7:44:28 PM

byza said:
patrichpachich said:
jazmeister said:
Hmmm I might let more knowledgable folks take up the thread as my backgrond is pretty limited.
From my research to date I'd be inclined to go i7 [multiple cores and hyper threading for AFX/rendering] and as much RAM as you can get for the $$ [which is darn expensive at the moment] and an NVIDIA card if you're using Premiere/AFX. Good call on the SSD to start with for system drive mate. I'm going ASUS on the MOBO and VGA Card for reliability and noise level/temps on the card, they seem to get best all round reps.
The ASUS H87 or H97 MOBO's might be the way to go then?

i cant afford i7 im choosing i5 4th gen vs amd fx8320
thanks




You need to let us know your total budget. And we need to know if you need a complete build, just some parts, and what parts you already have, make and model.

The FX series don't have integrated graphics so your computer won't work until you buy a GPU.


byza said:
I think you're expecting too much from the money you've got. In America your budget might get you what you want, but Australian prices are much higher. I wouldn't bother with the SSD at that size it's just about useless. I don't usually recommend an SSD until you're spending over AU$1500. They are just too expensive for their benefits.

Considering the build is primarily for rendering and editing the fx 8320 will perform better than an i5, but the i5 would perform better in games. And considering your budget the fx 8320 is the better choice anyway.

The CM hyper 212 EVO is cheaper and comparable performance to the 212X so I went with the EVO.

The fx does not have integrated graphics so the build will not work until you add the 750 ti, so there is little reason to buy the other parts now, unless you see them on sale.

I've put together a list of all the parts you want, minus the SSD. If you cannot afford this than you will need to look at lower performance parts.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $834.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available




sorry for the $$ i think i got confused over us to au LOL
the thing is i just want to build my rig partially (needing the major parts to make it run) i got $500us / $530au just for now. i will use it just to surfing only for now by the time i get money i can now complete the rig such as buying vid card,cooler,hdd worth of $300us-$350us / $320au-$370au
proc=if fx8320 will not work without gpu then i go with i5
cooler=thanks for that info i thought 212x is better than evo. i will pick the evo then
Memory=what is different from ares to ripjaw?
GPU= is asus gtx 750ti cost lower power consumption? than palit gtx750 ti storm dual? im thinking now choosing asus than palit because i heard that palit is very easily to broke
psu= how about Seasonic S12II 520W 80PLUS Bronze? is that better?
SSD= i will include ssd in my major parts because 64gb ssd is equal to 1tb when it comes to price i can buy the hdd later for storage

$500us for cpu just to run it and just for surfing internet, later i can buy all other parts to complete so i can use it for gaming and rendering 3d for $300us-$350us

thank you very much

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July 20, 2014 8:54:01 PM

The main difference between Ripjaws and Ares is the Ares is low profile, so it will sit under the fan from the CPU cooler, as the heat spreader on the Ripjaws mean you will either have to remove the spreader or raise the fan.

Both PSU's are good, get whichever is cheapest.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...

The 750 ti is very low power consumption and I would choose the Asus over the Palit.
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July 20, 2014 9:01:39 PM

wow thanks
so can i run it with
proc,mobo,ram,ssd,atx & psu only?
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July 20, 2014 9:04:11 PM

Yes, if it's an i5 CPU.
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July 20, 2014 9:14:45 PM

thanks to jazmeister also
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July 20, 2014 9:15:19 PM

No problems. Don't forget to close the thread.
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July 20, 2014 9:31:10 PM

patrichpachich said:
thanks to jazmeister also


Thanks man, good luck with your build. Great solution byza.
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