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January 3, 2011 3:06:13 AM

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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January 3, 2011 3:46:13 AM

prices change too much to create a build right now for something youre purchasing two months from now.
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January 3, 2011 3:51:45 AM

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.
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January 3, 2011 4:04:54 AM

^ 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,...
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January 3, 2011 4:09:48 AM

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 !
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January 3, 2011 4:48:15 AM

^Price range: I don't care ;) 

I like your all time favorite, but isn't 6ms for gaming a bit too much ?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2011 5:06:09 AM

^ 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,...
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January 3, 2011 5:11:12 AM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2011 5:21:40 AM

^ Check the reviews on the net, they would give a better idea about the monitor,...
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/dell_ultrashar...
http://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/zardon/dell...
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/382087-38...

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,...
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January 3, 2011 5:38:31 AM

Haha I already like it ;)  but I'll compare it

Thank you a lot !
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January 3, 2011 1:54:30 PM

Any suggestion for my case ? I'm so bad for this, I can't decide !
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2011 2:05:43 AM
January 4, 2011 4:53:28 PM

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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