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Rendering cpu

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June 11, 2010 8:14:12 PM

Hi, I'm not interested in gaming but want to build a great 3d rendering/modeling architecture. I haven't done it before so need some advice i've had some mjor blue screen problems with asus bios dell windows 7 CPu at work so don't want to get that should i try the intel core i7930 quad core socket LGA 1366 & Asus P6T SE? i need at least 6 gig memory. Any advice suggestion? ( also I don't know how to clock or even if i need to ) thanks

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June 11, 2010 8:45:24 PM

I'd opt for this newer ASUS board: P6X58D-E

Yes, go for the i7-930.

RAM - 1 or 2 kits of either g.skill 1333 cas 7 or g.skill pi 1600 cas 7

GPU - Do you want to use the professional workstation cards i.e. ati's firegl or nvidia's quadro lines? I personally don't think they are worth the extra cost so I went with an nvidia GTX 470.
June 14, 2010 4:42:38 PM

thx waffleufugus - i'll go with a nvidia gtx470, i'll start with 1 kit of 1600 and upgrade l8r though i find with rendering it doesn't really make that much difference to the render time but helps in the post prod bigger adobe files. I really want to see if I can keep to a budget of $1000 - $1500
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