New pc

Hi there,

Just about to build my new system and need advice if what i got here is good for animation and graphics.
and overclocking as will..thanks

- ASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - Republic of Gamers - ATX Motherboard Rampage III Extreme

- Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-990X 3.46GHz 12MB LGA1366 CPU BX80613I7990X

- OCZ Technology 240 GB RevoDrive X2 Series PCI-Express x4 Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240

- 2 x Kingston Technology HyperX 6 GB Kit (3x2 GB Modules) 6 Triple Channel Kit 2000
(PC3 16000) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/6GX

- AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 Graphics 2GB GDDR5 Memory

- Corsair Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler CWCH70

- Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 1200-Watt Power Supply CMPSU-1200AX

Cheers
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  1. Can you wait for the new Bulldozer CPUs (in June)? Are you sure you need such a powerful CPU?
  2. looks good.
  3. Hmmm...if your 'need' is rendering then in 'most' cases that build makes little sense to me. Rendering requires a lot more RAM, use 4GB sticks e.g. 3X4GB or 6X4GB, and a Tesla / CUDA GPU(s). Maybe multiple Xeon, depending on the target compile times needed.

    As it is it's too low on RAM and very top heavy on SSD; the R/W speeds isn't the #1 priority. The Rendering times are CPU & GPU dependent. Next, 2000 MHz RAM is risking too many errors for a 'Finished Product' render.

    Q - What rendering Apps?
    Q - Hobby or Pro Animation?
  4. thanks guys, i am using after effects and 3d max and RealFlow for big time animation and tv making.
    whats coming in june?
  5. why 2000 MHz RAM is riski? and what do u recomend?
    thanks
  6. RealFlow is core & GPU happy; have you looked into Dual Xeon e.g. X5670 with multiple Tesla? Also, if Maya is used renders faster on 6-core+ AMDs, but that's not listed.

    Q - What's the Budget? sorry I should have asked before, I can add and it seems to be ~$3,000.

    IMO 1600~1800 MHz RAM depending on the CPU is a better choice, having a 20+ hour render bomb wastes more time.

    Also, I read the RevoDrive which are fine, but the newer X58 MOBO's have the newer Marvell 9182 with x2 lanes to the SATA3; the older 912X were x1 lane which slammed the newer 550/500 SSD into a wall with ~410 MB/s. Therefore, the newer ASUS R3E 'Black' or Gigabyte G1 Series offer the Marvell 9182.

    $590 EVGA SR-2 270-WS-W555-A2
    $2970 Intel Xeon X5675 24 Threads
    $700 GTX 590
    $270 2 Kits Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Model 998776
    $280 RAID 10 4 X Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB {2TB in RAID 10}
    $280 Corsair AX1200 1200W
    $120 2 x Thermaltake Frio or +$52 2 x H70
    $250 LIAN LI PC-P80
    =====
    $5,460

    $425 Gigabyte G1.Sniper
    $1000 Intel Core i7-990X
    $700 GTX 590
    $270 2 Kits Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Model 998776
    $280 RAID 10 4 X Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB {2TB in RAID 10}
    $280 Corsair AX1200 1200W
    $60 Thermaltake Frio or +$26 H70
    $303 Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB 550/500
    $250 Corsair Obsidian Series 700D
    =====
    $3,568

    The SR-2 will render circles around the 990X rig; so it's a question of time & money.
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