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$2000-2500 first build for 3ds Max, Maya, Rhino

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May 24, 2011 4:59:11 PM

This is my first build, so if anything seems to basic to mention, it probably isn't! This is mostly used with 3ds Max, Maya, Rhino, Adobe suite and It's a windows 7 machine

Thanks for the input


Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 2000-2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d modeling, 3d rendering, image editing, video editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel sandy bridge processor and an nvidia quadro card


Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe


Additional Comments: Won't be doing any gaming on this machine, its all for model production, rendering, and image and video editing.

Questions:

Is everything compatible?

First build, am I missing anything??

Do the two storage drives seem to make sense? I'm producing around 2 GB of material a day that is being stored on the machine for periods of time, and running multiple 3d modeling programs at once.

Is the power supply excessive?

Is the extra cooling necessary? I saw the negative reviews of the 'pin system' that made me think yes...

Have you had good experiences with acronis true image?


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Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Case: Thermaltake Element T VK90001N2Z Black SECC/Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage:
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
COUGAR COUGAR-GX700 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Cooling:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ETC:

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acronis TRUE IMAGE HOME 2011 - 1 User for System Builder - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...












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May 25, 2011 7:08:34 AM

^ Some suggestions
Here is a build with different parts and combos,...

i7 + GSKillz 16GB kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo - Newer Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Newer SATA III SSD with Acronis
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Backup -
Samsung F4 2TB
$10 off with promo code HARDOCPX518B, ends 5/24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - I would prefer Seasonic over that one,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - This would be cheaper after shipping and is newer with USB 3.0
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermal grease - Stick with the one that comes with the 212+, the AS5 is electrically conductive and currently doesnt perform much better...
But if you want better ones, then any of these,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|35-186-020^35-186-020-02%23%2C35-154-003^35-154-003-02%23%2C35-100-015^35-100-015-02%23%2C35-233-069^35-233-069-TS
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June 1, 2011 1:32:27 AM

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