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Workstations for 3D rendering

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June 4, 2010 5:06:56 PM

Hi. I need to build a high performance workstation that utilizes this video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It will be strickly a workstation for progams like 3ds Max 2010, there will be NO gaming at all. My budget is somewhere around 2000 USD. I'm assuming an i7-920 or 930 would be a good cpu. What would be a good motherboard for this application, considering the video card?

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June 5, 2010 11:09:06 AM

2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($139.99 each)
1x G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ $169.99
1x GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $209.99
1x Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 $289.99
1x ATI 100-505558 FirePro V8700 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Graphics Accelerator - OEM $859.99
Subtotal: $1,809.94

No cooling, case or DVD etc. If the Video card was not included in your budget then you have lots of room to play.
Alternatively you could go with the Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($99 each) and make use of the two 6GB/s SATA ports. Or do both.
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