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November 24, 2011 3:10:30 PM

Hello All,

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.


Questions:
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)


CASE-Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99

CPU- Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
$299.99

MOTHER BOARD-ASUS P8B WS LGA 1155 Intel C206 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server/Workstation Motherboard
Intel® workstation-specific C206 chipsets
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$149.99

GFX-ATI 100-505648 FirePro V5900 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$429.99

PSU-Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$109.99

Ram-CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99

Optical-ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$19.99


TOTAL -$1428 AFTER TAXES


Any Advice or comments will be greatly appreciated. :) 

Thanks a lot!!

November 24, 2011 4:42:44 PM

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
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November 24, 2011 11:24:09 PM

Will I need a aftermarket CPU Cooler?

Yes, if you plan on overclocking which is highly recommended for your usage

Any recommendations on a hard drive?

Seagate Bararcuda XT ... when retailers stop ripping consumers off..... Seagate has very little production in flooded area.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Case - Corsair 500R is a steal, almost half off

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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

$340 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - Ya want the low profile versions, not the ones with the tall toothy heat sinks which are there just for looks.

$55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler -

$25 - Hyper 212
$50 - Scyhe Mugen 3 (-5 to 7C compared to 212)
$80 - Thermalright Silver Arrow (-7 to 10C compared to 212)
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