Hi All! I need advice on components for a new build I'm planning with either an Nvidia FX or an ATI FirePro workstation graphics card. I've been a gamer and this is my first foray into attempting to build a system for 3d rendering and hd video editing. It would be on the prosumer level (weekend warrior) Any help or advice would certainly be appreciated!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3/10/2010
BUDGET RANGE: $1200 / After Rebates...is this possible??
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Using Blender and/or Lightwave, Vegas Video, Photoshop, anything else that I find that's useful...
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I have keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, dvd burner. I also have a Lian Li aluminum mid-tower case from a previous build.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Don't care, whatever works together the best.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (but I'd rather not have to)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Might be more convenient to use multiple monitors for running the software, but I don't think it's essential.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Using this to create video presentations
running maximum 20min in length, going to a 720p projection system.
I bought all my components based on your recommendations. I'll be using an Nvidia FX1800 for my GPU, which I believe will be a good match for this system, and for the software that I intend to use. Got everything in and I'll be assembling it this week. Your advice was a big help in my going forward with this project. Thanks again!
I don't know much about workstation GPUs, so you might need to find help on that somewhere other than me. Do you need an OS?