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June 29, 2012 3:09:55 PM

I'm building my first PC for rendering, and need help on what HDD og GPU I should buy.

(Any upgrades or suggestions is happily appreciated:) 

Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K
RAM: Corsair 8GB 1600MHz/VENGEANCE
PSU: OCZ Silencer MK III 600W
SSD: OCZ SSD Agility 3 Series 2.5” 60GB (Boot drive)
HDD: ?
GPU: ?

(Budget: Around 600£ - 750£)

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June 29, 2012 3:58:40 PM

HDD: What size do you want? 500GB, 1TB, etc.

GPU: A 560 Ti 448 is a great GPU for rendering. If you can spend a bit extra, the GTX 570 and 670 are also great.
June 29, 2012 4:20:12 PM

Binay_97 said:
I'm building my first PC for rendering, and need help on what HDD og GPU I should buy.

(Any upgrades or suggestions is happily appreciated:) 

Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K
RAM: Corsair 8GB 1600MHz/VENGEANCE
PSU: OCZ Silencer MK III 600W
SSD: OCZ SSD Agility 3 Series 2.5” 60GB (Boot drive)
HDD: ?
GPU: ?

(Budget: Around 600£ - 750£)



1: id lower the cost of the case by getting something like a antec 302 or a haf 912

2:id lower the cost of the motherboard by using a asrock z77 extreme4

3:you can benefit from getting 16gb of ram

4:that power supply is good enough for 2 low power gpus or a single high power one.

5:for the SSD, id get this

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/128gb-crucial-realssd-m4...

the aglility 3 is kinda garbage

6:for the hard drive, id get a seagate barracuda 1tb 64mb or whatever capacity you need

7:the onboard graphics are pretty good for video transcoding. id suggest getting something like a gtx560ti or a gtx570 if you need CUDA
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June 29, 2012 5:11:58 PM

Should I lower the price on CPU and use the money on a GPU ?
Thanks for the help BTW :) 
June 29, 2012 5:15:11 PM

In Norway it's cheaper to buy Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H then the asrock z77 extreme4, so if there is not a big difference in performance, I going with the GA-Z77X-UD3H :) 
June 29, 2012 5:20:41 PM

if you aren't planning to overclock, the non-K i7 will probably do just fine
June 29, 2012 5:27:40 PM

Binay_97 said:
In Norway it's cheaper to buy Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H then the asrock z77 extreme4, so if there is not a big difference in performance, I going with the GA-Z77X-UD3H :) 


oh thats even better. the ud3h is better than the extreme4
June 29, 2012 6:31:23 PM

Ok, thanks again, but I have a last dumb question. What is the differences between GA-Z77X-UD3H and GA-Z77-UD3H ?
June 29, 2012 11:36:51 PM

Binay_97 said:
Ok, thanks again, but I have a last dumb question. What is the differences between GA-Z77X-UD3H and GA-Z77-UD3H ?


i think the site had a typo. there is no board that is z77-ud3h. they do have a z77-d3h and that is basically the ud3h without the ultra durable PCB. id suggest just getting the ud3h
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