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Want advice to buy a PC (Processor & Motherboard)?

Hi, I am a VFX & animation student, I have lot a application like MAYA,3DMAX,MUDBOX,Adobe AE,Photoshop, FUSION, MatchMover, Oracle, SQL etc.
Most i use these software for rendering.
I am confused whether to buy an intel processor or amd?
Could someone help?
I already have purchased NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphic card for rendering,but this card should give optimum performance.


My Budget is $500 & i can increase that to $600. (Both together)
I might thing of overclocking the processor later, so i dont want a locked procesor.

I am confused between AMD & Intel, because is dont know what the above software requires, is it more cores, multi-threading or L2-L3 cache more.
I dont know what should i check for.


I wants to use 16GB RAM (8x8), which one should i buy & what should i look for before buying the RAM. I dont have cooler, i have basic ATX cabinet with 400W SMPS.

If i increase RAM 16GB or 32GB, with Intel i7 2600k,Asus P8P67 Pro & Nvidia Quadro 2000 graphic, should i require a better SMPS & which one it should be?
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  1. many of those apps are mutlithreaded. If you cant wait for Intel's Ivy Bridge processors (march 2012 I think) then I would suggest in i7-2600k. I would also suggest a Z68 motherboard with pcie3.0 just for easy future upgrading.
  2. Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    Option 1

    i7-2600 plus ASUS P8P67 Pro

    Option 2

    1090T plus Gigabyte 990XA-UD3

    Option 3

    Wait two or three weeks for BD and SB-E

    Question: What's your budget? Do you want overclock?
  3. My Budget is $500 & i can increase that to $600. (Both together)
    I might thing of overclocking the processor later, so i dont want a locked procesor.

    I am confused between AMD & Intel, because is dont know what the above software requires, is it more cores, multi-threading or L2-L3 cache more.
    I dont know what should i check for.
  4. If you have $500 for the CPU + mobo get the i7 IMO. Those apps you list sound professional which means they should be able to use all available resources.
  5. hands down, intel i7 2600k. Hyper threading, and can be OC'ed
  6. Best answer
    livin_raj said:
    My Budget is $500 & i can increase that to $600. (Both together)
    I might thing of overclocking the processor later, so i dont want a locked procesor.

    I am confused between AMD & Intel, because is dont know what the above software requires, is it more cores, multi-threading or L2-L3 cache more.
    I dont know what should i check for.


    I will assume that you wan't overclock, so, the i7-2600 plus a P8P67 Pro are very solid options for you and fit in your $500 initial budget. Even, the 2600K cost $15 more and still keep your budget under $500 for both CPU and mobo.
  7. I wants to use 16GB RAM (8x8), which one should i buy & what should i look for before buying the RAM. I dont have cooler, i have basic ATX cabinet with 400W SMPS.

    If i increase RAM 16GB or 32GB, with Intel i7 2600k,Asus P8P67 Pro & Nvidia Quadro 2000 graphic, should i require a better SMPS & which one it should be?
  8. 8x8 is 64 not 16GB, this are very good for a good price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196
  9. Try this froim Fry's

    $399 for Core I7 2600K and Asus P8P67 EVO Motherboard

    http://www.frys.com/ads/page7

    Memory is on the same page 16G, 8G
  10. Best answer selected by livin_raj.
  11. Thanks guys for all your reply.

    I want to buy power suppy formy computer (SMPS), i have purchased I7 2600k & asus p8p67 pro.
    Nvidia Quadro 2000 which works on onboard power supply.

    Please suggest me a cheap & best one, approx $60.
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