3D/Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Around March

Budget Range: 2000-2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D(ZBrush, 3dsMax, etc.), Gaming, ...

Parts Not Required: Mouse & Keyboard, I'm open for monitor suggestions

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel (Probably going with Sandy Bridge)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: ...

Additional Comments: I'm studying in 3D/Animation, this isn't my first build but I'm pretty lost when it comes to 3D/Rendering build.

Thanks !
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  1. prices change too much to create a build right now for something youre purchasing two months from now.
  2. HeyImGodly said:
    prices change too much to create a build right now for something youre purchasing two months from now.


    I know that. Still, it would gives me an idea. I don't mind a price fluctuation 0f 200-300$
    You're not helping me.
  3. ^ Around March for that budget -

    CPU/ Mobo - Both are expected to release sometime Q2
    Intel LGA 2011 Or AMD Bulldozer CPUs(8-Cores)

    RAM - Depends on the configuration - At the minimum 8GB,...

    Video card - You can go with desktop cards provided they offer similar performance to workstation parts - which is mostly the case,...

    SSD - It would be mainly useful as a scratch disk, also the prices are going down so would be good as a boot drive as well...

    Rest of the parts are pretty much similar to the desktop parts,...
  4. gkay09 said:
    ^ Around March for that budget -

    CPU/ Mobo - Both are expected to release sometime Q2
    Intel LGA 2011 Or AMD Bulldozer CPUs(8-Cores)

    RAM - Depends on the configuration - At the minimum 8GB,...

    Video card - You can go with desktop cards provided they offer similar performance to workstation parts - which is mostly the case,...

    SSD - It would be mainly useful as a scratch disk, also the prices are going down so would be good as a boot drive as well...

    Rest of the parts are pretty much similar to the desktop parts,...


    I'm almost sure I'll be going for Intel 2600K, I don't have any faith on Bulldozer but we'll see I guess.
    A lot of RAM, can I only ask why ? I'm curious.

    Thanks !
  5. gkay09 said:
    ^ AFAIK the 3D apps are memory intensive, so more the better for those,...
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=13571366
    http://www.pixologic.com/zbrush/system/


    Ok. I bet CUDA would be better too right ?
    Monitor ?
  6. ^Price range: I don't care ;)

    I like your all time favorite, but isn't 6ms for gaming a bit too much ?
  7. ^ I haven't seen any complaints though,... ;)

    But you should know that you are paying premium for the IPS panel, and for gaming, you could get away with a good TN panel monitors which are half the price,...

    IPS panels would be more useful for productivity stuffs - 3D and such,...
  8. I know, I was doing more than ok with my 170$ Asus Monitor. But I'll be doing both gaming and 3D, so if you say you don't have any problem, I'll go for it.
  9. ^ Check the reviews on the net, they would give a better idea about the monitor,...
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/dell_ultrasharp_u2410_24inch_display
    http://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/zardon/dell-ultrasharp-u2410-monitor-review-a00/
    Also read customer reviews,...

    Another option -
    HP LP2475w - Even this uses the same IPS panel which the Dell uses,...
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/382087-382087-64283-72270-3884471-3648442.html

    So read more about these monitors and after you are satisfied with it, then drop the cash on these,...
    $500 for a monitor is not less,...
  10. Haha I already like it ;) but I'll compare it

    Thank you a lot !
  11. Any suggestion for my case ? I'm so bad for this, I can't decide !
  12. Silverstone Fortress 02 and Lian Li PC-A70F.
    I previously made a build using a Obsidian 800D and I loved it ! But the airflow was meh for the price. I don't care the price, I don't wanna pay 400$, but I don't want a shitty case for my parts. I was looking for the Lian Li A71F too, but it has some bad consumer reviews for the price. I don't wanna gamble 250$ too.
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