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January 3, 2012 2:23:26 PM

Hi guys,

I am a 3D artist and I do often play games. I am looking at a config that can suit both my needs. Can anyone please suggest what motherboard and memory I should go for?

Thanks in advance


Approximate Purchase Date: Next Month (Feb2012)

Budget Range : $1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important : 3D Applications, Rendering, Gaming, Movies

Parts Not Required : OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts : www.newegg.com

Country : UK

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire : No

Monitor Resolution : 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments :

Parts that I have chosen so far :

CPU : Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chassis : Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : Dell UltraSharp U2212HM (320-2736) Black 21.5" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with LED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks again

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January 3, 2012 2:35:52 PM

Ill recomand you one of these, read the reviews and decide yourself :
This one is my favourite : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory because you use programs what need a lot of memory ill recomend 16gb : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I choosed 2x8 gb ( 16gb total) because if in the future you need more you can buy another 2x4gb for a total of 32gb. I know in 3D you need big memory.
January 3, 2012 2:47:13 PM

sosofm said:
Ill recomand you one of these, read the reviews and decide yourself :
This one is my favourite : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory because you use programs what need a lot of memory ill recomend 16gb : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I choosed 2x8 gb ( 16gb total) because if in the future you need more you can buy another 2x4gb for a total of 32gb. I know in 3D you need big memory.


thanks a lot sosofm.....you are right about needing a lot of memory for my 3d applications (I was thinking about it but was unsure..:p )......the upgrade options it gives makes more sense....ill look into these...

thanks again
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January 3, 2012 3:10:49 PM

Welcome. Good luck with your build.
January 3, 2012 3:18:11 PM

Quote:
GPU : MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 0570%20gtx


Is this going to be exclusively for workstation applications or are you planning to do some gaming on the side? With your budget I'd be more tempted to go with a Fire Pro over a Twin Frozr.
January 3, 2012 3:34:30 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:
GPU : MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 0570%20gtx


Is this going to be exclusively for workstation applications or are you planning to do some gaming on the side? With your budget I'd be more tempted to go with a Fire Pro over a Twin Frozr.



hi g-unit1111,

I will be gaming along side my work....so I opted to get a GTX570 instead of a workstation card like Fire Pro or Quadro....im not really sure about how games might run with Fire Pro/Quadro....

Thanks
January 3, 2012 4:04:08 PM

Quote:

I will be gaming along side my work....so I opted to get a GTX570 instead of a workstation card like Fire Pro or Quadro....im not really sure about how games might run with Fire Pro/Quadro....


Yeah if you're going to be doing any sort of gaming the Fire Pro or Quaddros wouldn't be a good choice at all, but I'm not a fan of the Twin Frozr either - go with the EVGA 570 - that would be a much better choice.
January 3, 2012 6:04:50 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:

I will be gaming along side my work....so I opted to get a GTX570 instead of a workstation card like Fire Pro or Quadro....im not really sure about how games might run with Fire Pro/Quadro....


Yeah if you're going to be doing any sort of gaming the Fire Pro or Quaddros wouldn't be a good choice at all, but I'm not a fan of the Twin Frozr either - go with the EVGA 570 - that would be a much better choice.



awesome.....ill look into it and change accordingly....thanks again g-unit1111
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