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June 4, 2011 12:42:49 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: $1000-$1500
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, hdds
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reputable vendors.
Parts Preferences: anything to allow 8-10 3TB WD Green SATA drives and a SSD for OS & 3d apps
Overclocking: No

What i want to build is a new PC that will basically be for the following tasks

i want to be able to
1> store huge amount of media, 3d models, pictures and backup games
2> open up large 3d files fast (3d max, cinema 4)

since everything i do involves storage and having to use flash drives, memory cards and external HDDs, I'm constantly losing data, I'm into photography and each RAW picture is about 10MB and i do 3d modeling for a friend who likes to sketch cars and bikes concepts and another who designs houses and i 3d most of their work and those files are huge, i also own alot of dvds and bluray movies i would like to back up, i also back up my little brothers console games, i have about 8TBs of external HDDs and a two hand fulls of flashdrives and memory cards.

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June 7, 2011 4:29:24 PM

anyone else ?
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June 7, 2011 6:17:49 PM

this case might be more up your alley as well (its discussed in the latest tomshardware case review, holds 10 hdds):

a great mobo like this has 8 sata ports:
or if you need 10:

again i would recommend an i7-2600k based system as its as good as it gets for a workstation type system at a pretty reasonable price.

I would recommend a consumer nvidia card for rendering support. A gtx460 1gb or gtx560ti.
June 8, 2011 7:33:35 AM

thanks for your help.