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April 26, 2012 1:32:31 PM

Hello, I have been looking around for a couple of weeks to buy a good PC for rendering, I work with 3d Max and Photoshop. This is my first attempt to build a PC. My budget is around 800 Euros. I am currently living in Germany.

Approximate Purchase Date: next week, or the week after that
Budget Range: 800 Euros
System Usage from Most to Least Important: rendering, post rendering work
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.csl-computer.com/shop/index.php?pl=logo I found that this site has the best prices over here.
Country: Germany
Overclocking: Maybe, although I currently never don it before
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC

The selected parts are:
CPU: Intel ® Core ™ i7-2600, 4x 3400 MHz, including Intel ® HD graphics core, Intel ® Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (TBT 2.0) with up to 3800 MHz

CPU cooler: Silent cooler for socket 1155/1156

Hard Drive: 2000 GB SATA Seagate ® / Western Digital ®

Memory: 16384 MB (16 GB) DDR3 RAM, Samsung ® / Elixir ®

Graphics: NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GTX 550 Ti, 4096 , VGA, DVI, HDMI

Mainboard: ASUS P8H67-M Pro, Socket 1155, Intel ® P67 Express Chipset, 4 x SATA, 2 x SATA III (6 Gb / s) , 2 x USB 3.0 , 4 x USB 2.0 2 x front USB, 1 x PCIe X16 , 1 x PCIe x16 @ x4, 2 x PCI, 1 x PS / 2 (Combo Port) 7.1 audio

opt. Drive: 24 × multi-format DVD burner (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD ± R, DVD ± RW, DVD R9 (DL))


Sound: 7.1 controller integrated onboard ALC892 HD-Audio

Network: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, DSL capable

Card Reader: 8.89 cm (3.5 ") 10in1 Card Reader

Housing: Cooler Master Elite 333, black / silver front bezel in the mesh design

Power Supply: 450W LC Power PSU


This is the page for the computer: https://www.csl-computer.com/shop/product_info.php?prod... the price that you will see on the web page includes Microsoft Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit and Microsoft office starter 2010, but I will not buy these two, so the price will be a bit cheaper.
Later I would also like to add more memory, so I think I have to choose a new mainboard.
Can you please tell me if this is a good build for a budget rendering PC and if you have any other suggestions please feel free to write.
Thanks in advance.
April 26, 2012 3:31:33 PM

I would grab an Ivy Bridge I7 and use the great integrated graphics personally. Or if you really need the power of the GTX 550TI, maybe go for the passively cooled version of the HD 7750. That has ~90% of the power of the 550Ti but consumes less power and create no noise at all.

I would also look for a Seasonic PSU, they tend to be very quiet. You would only need a 350-380W one. If you can't find one of those, the Antec EA-380D should be pretty quiet. The Corsair CX-430 is pretty quiet too.

With the cooler, the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo is very quiet. If you want something smaller though, the Scythe Shuriken is equally quiet.

A SSD should help you too, I would try to get one of the 80-120GB Intel models if you can afford it. It should help in your rendering IIRC but it will also cut down on vibrations in the case.
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April 26, 2012 7:05:56 PM

Hello, and thank you for your advice. I think I will keep the GTX 550 Ti because I saw in a review that it is slightly better than the HD 7750. Also I will ask if a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo or if the Dcythe Shuriken are available, I didn`t see them in their list, but maybe it is possible to change the standard one. As for the SSD, it is a bit over my price range, at least for now.
Best regards.
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April 27, 2012 7:58:59 AM

Another question, I saw another PC within my price range, but this one has a NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 580, 512MB, DVI, DisplayPort, which one is better for rendering, the NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 580, 512MB, DVI, DisplayPort, or the NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GTX 550 Ti, 4096 , VGA, DVI, HDMI?
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April 27, 2012 8:19:49 AM

I don't know a lot about professional graphics cards I'm afraid so I can't help you there.
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April 28, 2012 9:44:16 PM

Thank you for your help jmsellars, from what I saw the quadro`s are better for working with 3d max, but the GTX 550 Ti is more powerful than the FX 580, I really don`t know which one to choose. So if anyone can tel me if this is a good PC for working with 3d max and which graphic card should I choose, it would be very helpful.
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