Hello everyone, planning out a new desktop for 3D Graphics, After Effects, Photoshop, and the occasional game. Overclocking and SLI/xFire are possible, but probably later down the line if at all.
Also, I'd like to keep the power consumption, heat, and noise to a minimum.
Here's the current breakdown, let me know if there are any glaring problems:
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz $279.99
Pretty set on this one. But will I need an extra heatsink/fan?
Motherboard: Asus P6T SE $209.99
Seems like the best choice of what i've seen, but i don't know all that much about MoBo's, so if anyone spots a problem that would be great. (I was planning on ATI or single-card, so the loss of SLI isn't an issue)
Quieter, Cooler, and more efficient than all the 4800 cards, possibility to run in crossfire down the line. However, will this be powerful enough to handle large scenes in Mudbox and Maya, and Dual-monitors? (24" + 17") Otherwise....
well, if you need this build for a while and you have a large budget (3k+) and you need some significant CPU horsepower with many threads (8+) then i would say go dual xeons (The Nehalem ones) and go 12 (or 24) GB of memory and a decent GPU