I'm interested in building a powerful, versatile system to serve as the centerpiece of my home studio. I'm relying on it for both my music/recording & architecture/digital artwork needs, which are equally important. It's my first legitimate build, albeit somewhat ambitious, but I'm hoping to bridge the gap between personal and professional.
I've put something together which I'm seeking approval on, particularly w/ respect to compatibility between components, balance and price/performance ratio (see questions @ bottom). Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably later this month, maybe as late as October
BUDGET RANGE: ~3000-4000, not much more than what's here now, which is already north of the budget; plan to expand in the future
SYSTEM USAGE: CAD/3D Modeling w/ programs like Rhino, 3Ds Max, Revit, Sketchup; Rendering w/ V-Ray; Graphics & Animation w/ Adobe Creative Suite; Music Production & Recording w/ Pro Tools, Max MSP, SuperCollider, Fruity Loops; Basic Home Usage
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything except for speakers and a storage drive; may use ext. sound card for now and hold off on pci card pending further research
PREFERRED WEBSITES FOR PARTS: newegg.com, sweetwater.com for sound
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: I've no experience, I'm somewhat interested...however I don't think supermicro or other boards in this price range very easily support it, if at all...