Video Editing/Simulation/CAD Computer 3-3.5k

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2 Months

Budget Range: 3-3.5k
System Usage from Most to Least Important: CAD, some journalism editing(girlfriend, dont know what this exactly implies), Simulations(this is less important, do most of this at the lab)

Parts Not Required: OS or any software, Monitors, Keyboard, Sound card, Mouse, I have an old raid controller, but from what I've been told, SSD's seem to outdo raid0 setups now.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, or any website US based.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Corsair, Intel, Nvidia, Asus

Overclocking: Yes(If needed)

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know. Would prefer a Quadro card, but I am not very experienced in this area.

Monitor Resolution: x6 5760x2160

Additional Comments: This will be mainly an at home work computer. Will be using CAD, and some simulation. Budget can extend up to 5000 if needed. Preferably will last 8 years+. I was going to buy a set up on Dell, but I have not had good experiences with dell in the past, and have the free time to build one myself. I'm a bit of a fossil when it comes to hardware now, so I greatly appreciate any explanations with choices of parts.
As a side note, a close friend is going to build be a phase changer cooling system.
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  1. Quote:
    Additional Comments: This will be mainly an at home work computer. Will be using CAD, and some simulation. Budget can extend up to 5000 if needed. Preferably will last 8 years+. I was going to buy a set up on Dell, but I have not had good experiences with dell in the past, and have the free time to build one myself. I'm a bit of a fossil when it comes to hardware now, so I greatly appreciate any explanations with choices of parts.


    I hate Dell too - ever since they sold me a laptop with a dead pixel and wouldn't take it back I'll never buy them again.

    Try this:

    Case: NZXT Switch 810 - $169.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - $319.99
    CPU: 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $559.99
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Socket LGA 2011 Edition - $84.99
    RAM: 32GB (4 x 8GB) G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V - $279.99
    SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $119.99
    HD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green 7200 RPM - $119.99
    Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $69.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW Edition - $419.99
    OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

    Total: $2,414.89

    Add whatever monitors and peripherals you want and you're good to go.
  2. i7-3930K ($569.99)
    6-core, it will work very good for CAD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

    ASUS Sabertooth X79 ($329.99)
    Mobo for your CPU, has 8 memory slots so you can upgrade if needed.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801

    Corsair Vengeance LP 4x8GB, Total 32GB ($209.99)
    Leaves enough room so you can upgrade to 64GB if needed. If you want to max it out now, do so.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233304

    ASUS DCUII Radeon HD 7970 ($499.99)
    Quadro cards are getting old now, so this card is the best choice. The 7970 has Eyefinity, which is less painful for setting up 6 monitors than Nvidia.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121499

    Corsair Professional Series AX 850W 80 Plus Gold ($199.99)
    Will work very well.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015

    For a case, you can get any you want, although I like this one:
    Corsair Obsidian 650D ($179.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

    Samsung 830 Series 256 GB SSD ($269.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147135

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive ($199.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792

    ASUS DVD Drive ($16.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Note:
    You will have to use DisplayPort for monitors 3, 4, 5, and 6. For 1 and 2, DVI is fine.
  3. CherryM3 said:

    Preferably will last 8 years+.


    LOOOL thats impossible, technology is moving waaaay too fast nowdays, anyway, i recomend you to check my signature builds, speacially the ~2500 one.

    Let me know what you think of it and i will help you modify it so it fits your needs ;)

    btw... do you need the monitors too?
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    Quote:
    Additional Comments: This will be mainly an at home work computer. Will be using CAD, and some simulation. Budget can extend up to 5000 if needed. Preferably will last 8 years+. I was going to buy a set up on Dell, but I have not had good experiences with dell in the past, and have the free time to build one myself. I'm a bit of a fossil when it comes to hardware now, so I greatly appreciate any explanations with choices of parts.


    I hate Dell too - ever since they sold me a laptop with a dead pixel and wouldn't take it back I'll never buy them again.

    Try this:

    Case: NZXT Switch 810 - $169.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - $319.99
    CPU: 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $559.99
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Socket LGA 2011 Edition - $84.99
    RAM: 32GB (4 x 8GB) G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V - $279.99
    SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $119.99
    HD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green 7200 RPM - $119.99
    Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $69.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW Edition - $419.99
    OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

    Total: $2,414.89

    Add whatever monitors and peripherals you want and you're good to go.


    Dude, he said he was gonna do rendering and use 6x monitors, a GTX 670 is not for that, he needs 7xxx cards or a high end Tesla/Quadro card.
  5. Thanks for the ideas!


    aqualipt said:
    LOOOL thats impossible, technology is moving waaaay too fast nowdays, anyway, i recomend you to check my signature builds, speacially the ~2500 one.

    Let me know what you think of it and i will help you modify it so it fits your needs ;)

    btw... do you need the monitors too?


    I have 6 dell Ultrasharp's U2711 27^in
    Have Windows enterprise I'll be using from work as well as TurboCAD pro plat from work and Magnet v7 plus whatever journalism stuff the lady needs.
    I know I would never be able to compete with the kind of stuff we have at the lab(dual xeons, 64g ram, quadroplex7k) but I would like to be able to run multiple simulations and do work at the same time.
  6. CherryM3 said:
    Thanks for the ideas!


    I have 6 dell Ultrasharp's U2711 27^in
    Have Windows enterprise I'll be using from work as well as TurboCAD pro plat from work and Magnet v7 plus whatever journalism stuff the lady needs.
    I know I would never be able to compete with the kind of stuff we have at the lab(dual xeons, 64g ram, quadroplex7k) but I would like to be able to run multiple simulations and do work at the same time.


    Hello! i went here http://www.nvidia.com/object/after-effects-cs6.html and i think a Quadro 5000 will be best for you, but because you are not using CS6 i suggest you get a 7970 Crossfire because of the incredibly HUGE computing power that card has, however, i am not sure if the aplications you use will benefit from Crossfire, i advise you to buy THIS rig and try your apps with and without Crossfire enabled, and depending on the performance diference you can make the decision of returning or keeping the second card

    btw... most people will advise you to stay away from closed loop watercoolers like the H100 but i say you get it, why? because you need a lot of FAST ram, and FAST ram comes with tall heatskins and most cpu coolers will block the spaced needed for them to be installed, the H100 doesnt have this problem and it will give you teps 3-4°C lower than the highest end air cooler, and if you replace the stock fans with quality ones you might get even lower temps
  7. aqualipt said:
    Dude, he said he was gonna do rendering and use 6x monitors, a GTX 670 is not for that, he needs 7xxx cards or a high end Tesla/Quadro card.


    Get two of them then, you can run three monitors off a single GTX 670.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    Get two of them then, you can run three monitors off a single GTX 670.


    thats not what i meant, the GTX 670/680 sucks at rendering.
  9. aqualipt said:
    thats not what i meant, the GTX 670/680 sucks at rendering.


    Where are you getting this information from? I've heard the opposite.
  10. g-unit1111 said:
    You are aware that first one was reviewing a pre-production model, right?


    so? what about the second one? here is another one... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161-15.html toms used a pre-production model too?
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