I have a budget of 2500. I want to build a setup that runs UDK, Blender, and Unity flawlessly. 3DS max is in the near future as well.
I definitely want the system to be upgradeable in the near future as well. I am struggeling with the price difference between Intel and AMD processors versus performance. MB's and a really great Graphics card are another area where I am not sure of. I want to run a mirrored hd of 2Tb per drive, and launch from a SSD.
Is going for 32mb ram worth it? or is 16mb going to do me for now? Any suggestions on this build would be appreciated. I don't want to go with outdated components, would rather go with a little less and get newest and best.
At least in gaming, the AMD's get slaughtered by the Intel chips. This is coming from an AMD guy also. I think the FX 8150 is roughly in the neighborhood of the i5 2500K but is more expensive. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Most of what I do is level design and asset creation within Unity and UDK. Playing of games on this system would be limited to testing, and play through done inside the game engines. The i7 option is definitely the best for me then. Would the best graphics card for the i7 be a gtx card or should I go to the quadro or fire pro? Not sure if the fire pro is compatible.
Also as far as mother board is the gigabyte the best out there? I definitely don't want to skimp there, but don't want something untested either.
For most all applications the 3930k will be noticably faster than the 2600k, which is noticably faster than the FX 8150. For intensive video work the 8150 MIGHT keep up with the Intel processors, but not across the board.
Well the 580 is a single processor, 590 is dual 580 processors on one board, but they still only have 1.5 gigs of ram. If what you do is at high res and you like to run aa i think the better bet would be the 580 in the 3 gig flavor over the 590- since its lack of vram has shown to be its biggest enemy, besides the poorly constructed mobo- 2 580's in sli will woop a 590. And you wont suffer any stuttering like you would with a 580 1.5 gig with the "pretties" turned up. If high resolution and aa isnt a concern then you should be pretty happy with the 580 in 1.5 gig.