System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modeling, Rendering, 2D drawing, Photoshopping, Web surfing
Are you buying a monitor: Yes 23"
Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, case, cooling, SSD, graphic card, power supply , dvd rw drive....( am i missing anything else?)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whichever site is cheapest
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Los Angeles Downtown, CA
--CPU : i7-2600k
-- mobo: with a OC genie II button
-- cooling : corsair h60 closed loop liquid cooling ( doesn't that work with other stuff?)
--case : a good looking ( but not too gamer looking) smallish mid tower sized
--graphic card : quadro 600
-- RAM: at least 16gb of RAM
-- SSD : 60gb should be enough for me , i just want it to boot up fast and load things fast , as I have an external HD to store things.
Overclocking: want to, but dont have the knowledge/time/ courage to take the risk of damaging anything. That is why I am thinking of the noob way to OC with MSI's mobo with that OC genie II button that i heard can bring a i7-2600k up to 4.2ghz
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080 or 1920x1200 whichever monitor has a better deal
Additional Comments: I AM a student so whenever if possible, cutting down the cost without sacrificing performance would be awesome, but then if absolutely necessary, I could raise my budget a tiny bit if it makes a world of difference....! I want this to last at least three more years. I am currently using Rhinoceros 4.0 and VRay to render, but I will need a different rendering solution as I won't be able to transfer the Vray to this new computer. I will be using Autocad and CS5 Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign on this. I am also motivated to learn 3dsmax and Revit or any other 3d modeling software when the computer will allow me to. This computer will be in my dorm room so I would like it to be as quiet as possible. And last comment, this IS my FIRST computer build attempt so please give any advice
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: A dell XPS1645 laptop just isn't cutting it when it overheats and blue screen crashes whenever I run two or more programs at the same time for a while, so I didn't even bother to learn more programs when it would just crash. Slow at startup, incredibly loud fan, and runs super hot. Hopefully this new computer will let me work smoothly, multitasking with several programs, rendering at the same time, and boost my productivity.
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and may I ask why 60gb ssd aren't worth it? I've read a lot about how SSD can speed things up. Currently it takes quite a while to load programs and save files in programs like illustrator and stuff with this laptop's HD that also runs at 7200rpm (given this is a laptop and a two year old harddrive, i guess it is slower than the one you listed, but still, I have doubt about HD) ..... would it be worth it if I pony up for a 128gb SSD then?
60 ssd offer the worst price per gb ? honestly, for storage, HDD would be the obvious choice. But as far as performance goes, ssd does have its advantages over HDD when it comes to loading / saving files at a faster speed right?
For a typical 1TB drive at $100, you're paying 10 cents per GB. An SSD is much higher. It's faster, but you're paying more for less storage. Best to get a 120/128GB SSD and 1TB HDD to get the best of both worlds.
I do already have an external HDD drive for pure storage. So if all I want to do is focus on work production speed (and later transfer the file to my ext HDD for storage), it does make sense to go with a SSD for faster loading and saving , right? Lets say I am making a 3D model, and I have to save every 10 minutes or so, I think I'd be happy if I can reduce the time it takes to save like a 1Gb file or something.