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New rendering/gaming build up to $2500

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June 10, 2012 7:32:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within next week

Budget Range: $2000-2500 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primary: Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, 3DS Max, Cinema4D, Zbrush; Secondary: gaming/internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (Cintiq 24HD), speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: handles dual-monitor set up, possible triple-monitor in the future

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Cintiq is 1920x1200, 2nd monitor prefer 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Doesn't have to be super quiet, want to make sure it can handle all of the programs, I don't do a lot of photography, more of creating illustrations and animations (modeling and rendering), and want as much RAM as possible.

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case - Corsair Obsidian 650D $162
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-Aluminum-Enthusi...

motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 TUF Series $239
http://www.amazon.com/SABERTOOTH-Z77-Series-Motherboard...
or
motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme9 $370
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
motherboard - Asus MAXIMUS V GENE Z77
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-MAXIMUS-GENE-Intel-Motherboa...
199

CPU - Intel Core i7 3770K $387
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3770K-processor-BX8063...

CPU cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $35
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 570 $280
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Mini-HDMI-Lifetime-Warranty-...
or
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 $400
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-0...

SSD - Crucial 256 GB m4 SSD $204
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT25...

HD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB $120
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-D...

PSU - Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold (SPG) 800 Watts $147
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Silent-Modular-Supp...

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR3 1600MHz $262
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-1600MHz-Channel...
or
RAM - Corsair 32 GB Dominator DDR3 1600MHz $280
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-1600MHz-240-Pin...

monitor - Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED $180
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS247H-P-24-Inch-Full-HD-Mon...

DVD/CD drive - Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive $30
http://www.amazon.com/Lite-On-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-I...

OS - Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit $140
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Professional-64bit-System...


Any input is greatly appreciated!
June 10, 2012 8:39:30 PM

if you're serious about this then you should really get a Workstation gpu.
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June 10, 2012 9:13:45 PM

The heat spreaders on that memory might be to high for your Hyper 212 EVO
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June 10, 2012 10:40:30 PM

Here's some changes to that build to seriously consider


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $814.98 save: $25.00
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ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X79%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99
COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10Q-32GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-M12II-850-BRONZE-Power-S... $149.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E983JW/ref=ox_sc_a... $129.78 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW
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June 10, 2012 11:10:32 PM

Why_Me said:
Here's some changes to that build to seriously consider


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $814.98 save: $25.00
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X79%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99
COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10Q-32GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-M12II-850-BRONZE-Power-S... $149.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply

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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW


in 3ds max hes going to gain more from a workstation card then a 5 core cpu. that is the same with other programs as well.
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June 11, 2012 3:49:41 AM

Will definitely go with a workstation card. I thought about getting it later on, but really should just start with it. Will still have to do a little research on RAM, but will stay with 32GB for now, 64 later on if I really need it. Here are the changes I'm leaning towards:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) $590 @amazon
CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version) $50
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 $320
GPU: AMD 100-505648 FirePro V5900 2 GB 256-bit $425 @amazon
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply $150
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June 11, 2012 4:00:11 AM

shortpanda said:
Will definitely go with a workstation card. I thought about getting it later on, but really should just start with it. Will still have to do a little research on RAM, but will stay with 32GB for now, 64 later on if I really need it. Here are the changes I'm leaning towards:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) $590 @amazon
CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version) $50
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 $320
GPU: AMD 100-505648 FirePro V5900 2 GB 256-bit $425 @amazon
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply $150

You don't have plans on over clocking so is there a need for that $320 Asus Sabertooth? Also I would look at a modular psu like that Seasonic I posted. It makes for a cleaner build.
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June 11, 2012 4:47:12 AM

shortpanda said:
Will definitely go with a workstation card. I thought about getting it later on, but really should just start with it. Will still have to do a little research on RAM, but will stay with 32GB for now, 64 later on if I really need it. Here are the changes I'm leaning towards:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) $590 @amazon
CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version) $50
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 $320
GPU: AMD 100-505648 FirePro V5900 2 GB 256-bit $425 @amazon
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply $150


going the workstation route is great but you should try to find one with more vram. something like if the scene can fit into the vram its a lot faster. i cant remember exactly but remember more is a lot better then just enough.
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