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January 28, 2011 4:55:26 AM

First post! I'm building a rig to comfortably run Maya 2011 and Adobe CS5.
Here's what I've compiled so far. Any concerns/ suggestions? Not sure if I should downgrade the CPU to an i5. My budget is around $1,700.


OS Storage: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX80G 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Internal Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Rosewill RV2-700 700W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: PNY VCQFX1800-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 1800 768MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks!

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 28, 2011 12:34:45 PM

Good build. My thoughts are...

CPU - The i5-2500 is a great choice for two thirds the cost of the 2600.

MB - The ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard is getting high praises. The Gigabyte you choose would be fine as well...

SSD - Good choice! The 60GB model is plenty of space for a boot drive if you wanted to shave some $$.

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 for 1TB or F4 for 2TB.
January 28, 2011 4:51:52 PM

sadams04 said:
Good build. My thoughts are...

CPU - The i5-2500 is a great choice for two thirds the cost of the 2600.

MB - The ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard is getting high praises. The Gigabyte you choose would be fine as well...

SSD - Good choice! The 60GB model is plenty of space for a boot drive if you wanted to shave some $$.

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 for 1TB or F4 for 2TB.


Thanks, good budgeting suggestions. Would the main difference between the two mobos be that the ASUS is better for overclocking?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 28, 2011 6:28:14 PM

^ Just to warn you, if you plan to Overclock, the 2500 and 2600 are locked, you wont be able to overclock. So if you plan to overclock spend the extra and get the K versions.

Also since you're using this for Maya, getting more threads is benefitial. Stick with the 2600 but get the 2600K if you plan to overclock.

As for MOBOs concern, the Pro isn't worth the cost. The Asrock Extreme4 offers the same options for a lower price of 150$. It overclocks to 5.1ghz as you will notice on Newegg reviews w/ bios revision and is a best buy for budgets.

SSD- if you can wait (not that the V2 is bad) the Vertex 3 is coming out soon and so are the SF-2000 controllers they feature 480 read speeds and SATA III so if you can wait it'd be benefitial.

Anything else just look at my guide in my siggy.

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 28, 2011 6:30:33 PM
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Just looked at your PSU, its not going to cut it mainly be cause of effiency and the bad rep of Rosewill. Don't cheap out on PSUs is one thing i've learned.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

That should be fine for a hefty OC and that FX1800 card. (any of those are fine)
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 29, 2011 4:01:16 AM

aznshinobi said:
Just looked at your PSU, its not going to cut it mainly be cause of effiency and the bad rep of Rosewill. Don't cheap out on PSUs is one thing i've learned.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

That should be fine for a hefty OC and that FX1800 card. (any of those are fine)
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks man, I don't plan on overclocking at all though. I kept the i7 2600 for the hyperthreading capabilities, and swapped the case, PSU, and storage. So here's the updated build:

OS Storage: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Internal Storage: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145324
PSU: XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115071
GPU: PNY VCQFX1800-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 1800 768MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814133272
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128460
CD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 29, 2011 9:00:53 AM

aznshinobi said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper for practically the same performance and has a 15$ promo code right now.


Grabbed the Ripjaws. After reading your guide I was getting all porno for the Black Phantom case, but went with a Liang-Li mid tower. It's ordered and now I wait. Should turn out to be a nightmare.
January 29, 2011 10:39:20 AM

1155 Socket is a joke.
if you're serious go for a socket 2011 build in the summer,
or an X58 1366 now.

a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2011 4:36:01 PM

How is it a joke sir? The 2600 performs at the level of an i7 980X for 700$ less,
January 29, 2011 4:49:09 PM

So the 1366 build is a no go, means upgrading to the 980x. I'm gonna stick with the 1155.
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2011 5:19:30 PM

thank u for agreeing.
January 29, 2011 8:19:25 PM

Sorry, but win 2011 comes out?
1155 wont even be considered useful in professional builds.
January 29, 2011 8:28:48 PM

It will take a year before the new socket is released and only then is the 1155 not favorable for the pro's
The i7 2600K is in most benchmarks faster or as fast as the 980x but costs about a quarter of the price. Also both are useless for pro's within a year.
Now what would be the better pick.....
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2011 8:37:26 PM

I dont understand your meaning for "win 2011".
Also I understand that Z67 will come out soon but as of now we dont even know pricing. Plus I'm just advising for the current time.
January 29, 2011 9:42:16 PM

All I'm going to require upping in the immediate future of 3 years is the memory. It might not be 3-channel ddr3 ram, or what have you, but again this isn't an overclocked gaming rig. I'm not trying to get ahead of myself with the purchases.
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2011 11:07:38 PM

Yeah then the 2600 is fine you dont need the K
February 6, 2011 1:53:52 AM

Best answer selected by citizenvinkus.
February 6, 2011 1:54:56 AM

Hey guys, thanks for all the advice and help! The parts arrived without any flaws and the system is built and running smoothly. Hopefully this Sandy Bridge fiasco won't invade my life.
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