Hello people, In the next couple of months Im going to be looking at building my a new workstation for myself. Because Im going to be heavily focusing on using 3DS Max, Maya and Zbrush over the next couple of years I need something that will last me as I start working my way up to high poly models.
Ill be upgrading if and when so it doesnt need to be a pro workstation now but just something that will do me for the next few months.
My main areas of focus are 3D modeling, animation and maybe lighting and rendering further down the line.
Now the one thing have has proven hard to decide on is the GPU, shall I get an 8800GTS and softmod it to a FX3700 or just get a faily standard but current model GPU as right now im not gonna be able to do anything intensive? So if you could recommend anything other than what I have said or better it then please Id be more than gratefull.
This is it so far:
Intel i5 655k 3.2GHZ Unlocked Quad Core.
Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 Express 1156 Motherboard
Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 12800C7 1600MHz Triple Channel Kit
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Certified Modular Power Supply
Antec 300 Case
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
Optical Drive- ANY
If you guys could give me your thoughts on the spec I have in mind now it would be super helpful.
Thanks in advance!
Wow, super quick replies, Thanks!
I never notuced the 655k wasnt a quad core, Duhh. So yeah ill definately look at the i5 760 instead. And I would like to go for a i7 but I cant justify the extra cash right now and ill be upgrading to that further down the line maybe.
Thanks for the advice on GPUs too ScrewySqrl, ill definately tyake that in mind and go for something more modern shall we say.