I've been working on putting together a list of components for my first build. I will mainly be using this setup 3D Modeling & rendering in 3DS Max, Autocad, Sketchup and Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator. Rendering with max will not be too intense, mainly architectural interiors. I'm really looking for a build that will last me at least a few years before needing updated hardware.
As I mentioned above this is my first build and am looking for any advice at all. I've tried to pick out parts that are designed for workstations and recommended by Autodesk for 3DS Max. I didn't list a hardrive because I haven't found one yet at a reasonable price.
Will I need a aftermarket CPU Cooler?
Any recommendations on a hard drive?
Will these parts work together? I’m not really sure if these are all compatible?
Purchase Date- Tomorrow hopefully (Black Friday!).
Existing Parts- I will be using my old monitors
I will mstly be purchasing parts from Newegg and Microcenter (local store)
Have you checked the motherboards cpu compatibility list? You will find this linked from the motherboards page on the ASUS website .
Your power supply looks to be over kill . Again check the AMD webpage for the graphics card for that information . It doesnt look too demanding based on card specs , so it would surprise me if you need more than 500 watts .
Ideally boot from a solid state drive [SSD] , and use hard drives for data storage
My guess is that you will appreciate silence from your computer as you work . Look for reviews of the Corsair case to see if its suitable .
IMO the best quiet case available is the Antec P183
The intel CPU cooler is fine , but if you were to fit a large after market unit you will be able to OC , and it can be quieter .
The Scythe Mugen is huge , and comes with a variable speed control. Cost around $50
MoBo - You have a Xeon MoBo w/a SB CPU which isn't gonna work ..... for am eworkstation, today's equivalent would be the Core i7-39xx series, for which I'd recommend the Asus X79 Sabertooth w/ the Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E