hello, i am building a workstation to run Maya 2009, 3Ds Max and some other graphics intensive programs on. This is my first build so i just want to make sure i am not missing anything and that this system will run smooth with the parts i picked. I wont be using this machine for gaming btw. My budget is around $3000.
Also, i am going to be doing some video editing so i need a Firewire port. I checked the motherboard and i dont see one built right in, but if you look at the pictures on newegg it has one that has some kind of firewire extension wire. I have no idea what it is. If anything i have a firewire PCI card that i could plug in, but i would rather keep the slots free for other things if i could.
Thank you so much!
The rig looks like it would be okay except you need at least 1g of ram per core.
Not including hyperthreading you would still need 8gigs to stop bottle necks from
happening so i would first say that you should defiantly think about adding ram
because of the boost you'll get in performance due to less bottle necks. That
being said I'm looking to build a machine just like this except want to game on it
as well so looking for a dual lga 1366 board with sli or crossfire to just have fun
when not making movies.
+1 for more ram at least 12gig.
I also think in the sofware you used there is a lot of i/o on the disk. I think it will be a good think to check for a 75 gb hardisk just reserve for the sawapping or temporary file. You don't say if you will used your two hd in raid, even if you do that a cheetah or velociraptor or the best a scsi2 15-20k rpm disk will be great to reduce i/o time.