Hi, I need to build a new machine to run 3DS Max / mental ray, AutoCad, CS5, and Rhino 3D. We have a monitor already, a Dell Ultrasharp 2410, which is currently hooked up to a Sony Vario laptop that can no longer keep up with 3DS Max at all, and AutoCad barely.
One thing I noticed (maybe i missed it though). I wouldn't think you would need the thermal compound if you're using the stock cooler for the CPU. They usually come with thermal compound pre-applied.
Sorry, I forgot to cut and paste it in. I can't look it up because I'm home now on a dial-up connection and it would take about a hour to find out but it's a good one and would allow for overclocking if necessary.
build looks good, maybe add a second HDD, a smaller one of booting the OS.
keep the 1TB as storage and not two big HDD's.
As far as the dial-up, yea it's pretty sad, but I DO enjoy living out in the sticks.
Could you advise me on something? The idea of a small HD for the OS. What about a SSD? I'm an old-timer (from CP/M days ) and I have NO experience with SSD's at all. Would that be a good choice for the OS to reside on, in order to get a really fast boot time? I have no clue. Thanks.