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First time build for Maya/Adobe/ 3D rendering, need advice

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December 28, 2010 7:09:42 AM

Hi I am an architecture student and plan to build a pc for 3d modeling and rendering plus some photoshop, and illustrator works.

1) Case
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advance ATX Mid-Tower $79.99

ASUS LGA 1366 Intel X58 Republic of Gamers ATX Motherboard Rampage III Formula $299.99

Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366 $294.99

4)CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D14 $84.99

5) Graphic Card
PNY VCQFX1800-PCIE-PB NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 768MB GDDR3 $449.99

6) HDD
Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 64 MB $179.99

7) Memory
Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit $144.99

LG Electronics GH22NP20 $19.99

9) Power PSU
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 $109.99

10)Network Card
D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Wireless PCI Adapter $48.94

11)Sound Card
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 $79.99

I'll be really appreciated your any comments n advices. Thanks!

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December 28, 2010 7:19:13 AM

^ Will you be overclocking the PC ??
December 28, 2010 8:37:15 AM

More MoBo than is warranted. Asus Sabertooth saves $100, gets you a 5 year warranty and is an extremely easy board to score high overclocks with.

Cooler is big and doesn't perform as well as many others costing half as much. You'll notice the Noctua doesn't make the top ten list (actually top 11) but falls to the 2nd tier in the highly recommended category.

The Megahalems, Scythe 2100 or Venomous RT would be my choice.

GFX Card - Grab the Quadro 200 w/ DDR5 memory over the 1800

RAM - Can't see 6 GB for $145 at CAS 8 when there's CAS 6 available at $104

If not a fan of OCZ, then the Mushkin CAS 7's are only $109

Here's 12 GB @ $175 and what you are doing screams for more memory

Don't see the purpose of the sound card on a rendering box; on board audio is excellent.

Don't get the wireless on a desktop idea.

If you intend double usage and "play"on this machine, I'd drop the Quadro and get twin 470's.

750 watts is substantially more than you need. Consider Antec 900 w/ EA-650 PSU Combo for a $30 savings