CS5, Gaming, 3D Rendering

Approximate Purchase Date: N/A


Budget Range: $3000 - $5000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: CS5, Gaming, 3D Rendering


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: N/A


Overclocking: NO


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: N/A


Additional Comments: Please include every part I need to have a working computer except for what I listed on Parts Not Required.
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  1. *sigh* There has been so many threads like this it is quite annoying. Please read the Forums.

    See: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297762-31-desktop-build-photo-video-editing-appreciated

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297911-31-help-student-workstation-build

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297957-31-gaming-multimedia

    At least do some basic research and give us a parts list.
  2. $3000 - $5000?

    Really?

    Its a computer, not a car! for $5000 you can buy 2 fully decked out i7-980x systems

    Sheesh. At that price, just pick whatever you want. it'll work.


    A decent system that'll run all that well can be purchased for $1200-1500 (using an AMD hexcore), or for $2500ish for an i7-975 extreme or 980x 6-core.
  3. ^ Ok, that will do if you are going to be using heavy rendering programs like 3DS Max, Maya,etc. Else that is a waste. The FX is NOT a gaming card, you need a gaming card if your main priority is gaming.
  4. Is there a good card that can do both heavy rendering and heavy gaming?
  5. ^ For the sake of OpenGL performance, I'd get a GTX460 or 470. Both of these cards have good OpenGL performance that is needed for many 3D rendering/CAD programs. These are also quite good gaming cards.

    But seriously, do you need this system ASAP? Sandy Bridge is just around the corner.
  6. Well, I have waited for Sandy Bridge. Here is my current list:

    Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128460

    SPARKLE SXX4701280D5-NM GeForce GTX 470
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187110

    2x Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148259

    2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181
  7. See about making these changes...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575880 Combo Price: $499.98
    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
    ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001 $149.99 - $109.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593 $349.99 FREE SHIPPING
    EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $54.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  8. wow. talk aboout reviving old threads!

    why me's suggestions are pretty good, although I think you could get away with a 650 or 700W PSU
  9. What's a good alternate to ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? I'm having trouble finding it in stock.
  10. markerpower said:
    What's a good alternate to ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? I'm having trouble finding it in stock.

    All the 1155 mobo's were recalled and will not be back on the shelves in North America for another est. 3-4 weeks.
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