Need advice on workstation for architectural visualization 2500-3000$

Approximate Purchase Date: End of March 2012

Budget Range: 2500 - 3000 $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3ds Max Architectural Visualization - CPU Rendering - GPU Rendering

Parts Not Required: Keyboard - Mouse - Monitor - Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: not specified

Country: Dubai

Parts Preferences: I'm open to suggestions .. I prefer speed & quality

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know which is better ..

Monitor Resolution: 23" wide

Additional Comments: I would like a well cooled machine and fast and stable ..
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  1. For your work i recommend a six core cpu 3930k , 32GB RAM a 256GB SSD and a video card with a lot of memory Nvidia 580 3GB.
    MOBO : ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131800
    CPU : Intel Core i7-3930K
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i7-3930K-2011-Processor/dp/B00603QXPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330184489&sr=8-1
    RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233232
    SSD : Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443
    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
    GPU : GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-3GI GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3GB 384-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125399
    PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
    CPU COOLER : CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016
    DVD-RW : ASUS 24X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    CASE : Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006
    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
    TOTAL : 2890$
    You can buy a Nvidia Quadro or Ati Fire Pro for your work and not 580 3GB.
  2. sosofm said:
    For your work i recommend a six core cpu 3930k , 32GB RAM a 256GB SSD and a video card with a lot of memory Nvidia 580 3GB.
    MOBO : ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131800
    CPU : Intel Core i7-3930K
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i7-3930K-2011-Processor/dp/B00603QXPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330184489&sr=8-1
    RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233232
    SSD : Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443
    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
    GPU : GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-3GI GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3GB 384-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125399
    PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
    CPU COOLER : CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016
    DVD-RW : ASUS 24X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    CASE : Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006
    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
    TOTAL : 2890$
    You can buy a Nvidia Quadro or Ati Fire Pro for your work and not 580 3GB.



    Thanks for your advice really :)
    I thought the NV quattro would be much better than GeForce GTX regarding power and stability ..
  3. It's a lot more stable, however there's a massive premium.
  4. hi op
    quadro are the way to and only consider high end which is 2000 and up

    sosofm rig is good just change some parts

    the case just change it to carbide 600t white edition

    and change mobo to x79ws for more stability and longitvity and also has ready support for quadrdo and tesla

    change it and u are good to go have a nice build :)
  5. serialkiller said:
    hi op
    quadro are the way to and only consider high end which is 2000 and up

    sosofm rig is good just change some parts

    the case just change it to carbide 600t white edition

    and change mobo to x79ws for more stability and longitvity and also has ready support for quadrdo and tesla

    change it and u are good to go have a nice build :)



    mmmmm ... so what abt the processor ? which is better .. the i7 or the xeon ?
  6. xeon as well as i7
    but a 1 processor and ur case a i7
    i7 can easily oc and are much cheaper and xeon are designed to work 24x7 at load and are underclock so that they live longer and they bost large catche

    :D
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