3D Modeling and Rendering PC Build

Approximate Purchase Date: One to two weeks

Budget Range: Less than $2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Non-professional use of 3d Modeling, Rendering, Video Editing, Recording TV, Games, etc.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (HP 2710m), speakers, modem

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, Micro Center, Amazon.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Nvidia, Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC with the ability to expand memory, 2nd monitor, more hard drives, etc. This is my first new build, but I've been upgrading PCs for 20 years. These components hit about $2300.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

MB: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10

Cooler: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PS: Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Optical 1: LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM

Optical 2: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer 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 iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support

GPU: EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

TV: Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface


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  1. For your hard drive try not to get a green drive since these spin at slower speed. Getting a 7200RPM HDD would be faster than a green drive. Hard Drive

    Get a higher wattage PSU for more stability. At least 850W-1000W. Power supply

    If you have the extra money, get a nVidia 570 GTX Video card

    Other than that, everything looks good.

    Happy building!
  2. The 550Ti is very weak. Get a 560Ti. And the green HDDS are terrible. Slow and high fail rate. Get a Samsung or WD or Caviar Blue/Black.
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