So, I'm growing very tired of my forty hour render/encode times on various projects with my older core2duo rig.
I've been leaning towards this build, figured I'd post it up and see if anyone has any suggestions.
I'm thinking about waiting a couple weeks to see about the SSD as there are some new models coming out I've read.
Also I have a 1.5 tb raid setup coming over from my old rig for video capture.
Some other info: Primarily editing with some minor gaming on occasion, going to source parts from newegg only. Going to overclock but only a little. Not wanting to have to deal with a big air cooler. Price i'm trying to keep under 1900.
Been putting together a similar machine over the past few days, with more of a focus on Maya/ZBrush but Photoshop as well. Some thoughts:
- Good choice on the processor. If you have a Microcenter near you, they can get you some savings on an i7
- Check the TH Mobo roundup and take a look at either the Asus P8P67 Pro or the ASRock P67 Extreme4. Should save a bit over the MSI, and they tested slightly higher in the roundup.
- For your budget, I'd suggest a GTX 560 Ti; it compares favorably to a 470 with less power draw and fan noise. That said, if you're doing graphics work with a Fermi card, make sure to take a look at possible OpenGL issues that crop up in some programs (mostly 3D content creation like Maya or 3DS Max).