Building first PC for 3D Modeling and Video Editing.

I plan on buying and assembling my first PC within the next week or two and I need a review / some advice. This will be primarily a 3D Modeling and rendering PC as well as some Video editing and probably will use some Adobe Products (Premiere, Photoshop, Flash, In-design). I do plan on playing a few games on it, but I really don’t care for top line performance.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next two weeks

Budget Range: Under $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D Modeling & Rendering, Video Editing, maybe a bit of gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Probably Not (may be free at my school)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Location: Bellefonte, PA

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Fast Rendering times in blender/maya are most important to me. Smooth editing with Hi-Res footage in Premiere is a close second.

Build (Prices Rounded Up):

CPU: i7 3930k $570
MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 $330
GPU: Nvidia GTX 560 Ti $280
PS: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W $145
RAM: 3 X G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) [24GB] $120
CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel $100
COOL: Intel Thermal Solution Liquid $80
HDD: SAMSUNG F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $70
OPT: LITE-ON ihes112-04 - OEM $50

SSD?: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal $85

Any advice appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. Instead of a GTX 560Ti, go for a HD 7850 instead! And at that price (280$) you could get a 7950!! (299)
  2. The 7850 definitely looks like a smart move. Thanks!
  3. hello buddy! does the apps you will be using support OpenCL rendering?

    Edit: do they support any kind of hardware acceleration other than CUDA?
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