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March 16, 2012 8:23:17 AM

Hi team,
I am looking at getting a local store to build me a workstation for 3ds max

The guy is looking at intel i7 3930K LGA 2011 32 GB ram and NVidea Quadro 1000 graphics card
does this seem like the go to you? He is charging me a lot more than the parts would cost but reckons because I am a professional I will be getting good warranty (close to next day replacement of any faulty parts) and that I can't afford to take the risk of building such a machine myself.
Cost is $3,100 Australian. (I live in Cairns Far North Queensland )

So how much performance am I going to get out of such a rig? Should I pay more for Quadro 2000 graphics card? Will it improve render times?

Also how much better would the i7 3960X chip be? The guy was showing me comparison charts where it was only 1 second faster on large renderings in 3ds max. Can this be right? What do you think?

Would I be able to build such a machine or is it best to have a local professional to watch my back (and pick up the pieces when it goes wrong)

Also, I want to get a case with a handle and transport this tower quite a bit (to work and home) is this a good idea? Any problems or recommendations?
Cheers guys I appreciate any and all feedback and suggestions,
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March 16, 2012 8:29:48 AM

Everything else looks good. But, if I were you, I would go for the Quadro 2000 (1GB Series). However, he may also need a good power supply unit for that GPU. It's power crazy... so those CPU, Memory (32GB) and other expensive hardware.
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March 16, 2012 8:44:04 AM

laircouk said:
If you want a case with handles, please take a look @ Cooler Master: Storm Trooper.
http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/Trooper_w_si...

Ha Ha! No that is too flashy to be carrying into work, I want something that looks like it has been used by a tank commander in the field, something rugged and bulletproof! But thanks for the link, i will keep it in mind. Is it ok to transport your tower around? Will I shorten its life doing this you think?

Can I just go down the hardware store and bang something together?
Cheers
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March 16, 2012 8:51:05 AM

this guy might be trustworthy; according to this benchmark comparison the difference is less that 2 tenths of a second between the two procs:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/33

he could have sold you a more expensive chip w/o saying anything.

btw, +1 on the storm trooper case :) 

just don't let your box get jarred while in transport. i always thought about making a case with wheels myself.

how about a flight case to put it in like for audio equipment . .?
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March 16, 2012 9:06:30 AM

subtlefly said:
Ha Ha! No that is too flashy to be carrying into work, I want something that looks like it has been used by a tank commander in the field, something rugged and bulletproof! But thanks for the link, i will keep it in mind. Is it ok to transport your tower around? Will I shorten its life doing this you think?

Can I just go down the hardware store and bang something together?
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It depends how you handle it and transport it. Also, you may want to apply cast metal wheels with grips.
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March 26, 2012 2:14:22 AM

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March 26, 2012 2:20:05 AM

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