I'm attempting to build my first workstation for use with Maya and illustrator in mind, I don't really care to much about gaming for this build. Im really new to this so any suggestions on a good build would be awesome.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 1-2 months
Budget Range: $1500-$2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important:creating 3D animations, creating 2d animations, rendering VFX, and editing 4k video.
Parts Not Required: I don't need monitors, sound card keyboards etc, just tower specs please
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon
Parts Preferences: Liquid cooling would be really cool, other wise no real preference.
Overclocking: Yes, if needed.
SLI or Crossfire: Not too sure suggestions would be appreciated
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 x 2
Additional Comments: I really could use any advice and help you guys have to offer, this is for school and I really don't want to screw it up
A little bit over budget - but comes barely close to topping $2K - but with this you get X79 - perfect for RAM hungry programs like Illustrator and Maya - where you need as much RAM as you can get - and you get the 680 for CUDA rendering which will be helpful when using MAYA. I think it'll be far better suited to your needs than any SB or IB build will.
Whatever you do, don't get the GTX 680. Its architecture isn't made for computation (floating points) which are more important in modelling and editing then fps, which is important for games. The GTX 580 Fermi is a good architecture for computation. Get that instead (prices should be dropping).
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