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September 18, 2012 9:41:42 PM

hi im looking to build a pc for make some 3d animation, environment design, modeling etc.
i will use 3ds max, zbrush, photoshop, illustrator
i was doing a research of wich components i could get in order to be able to work in the animation field
i know its depend all in the budget, well as a student that is the big question, can i get something powerful enough with not a big budget
can i have an advice about this selection ae thing that i can change, i try to get something good to work for a while, thanks

Intel Core 6 cores i7­3930 3.2GHZ 12M
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
THERMALTAKE POWER SUPPLY TRX­1200M TR2 RX 1200W
32GB CORSAIR VengeanceRED PC3-1500 4* 8GB 1600MHz QUAD CHANNEL
PNY QUADRO 4000

im not sure about the case, any sugestion
thanks

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September 18, 2012 10:03:31 PM

Thermaltake PSUs are *NOT* the most reliable. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get this for your RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then make sure you get an SSD for boot, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And you'll also need a cooler since the 3930K doesn't come with one, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then for case you'll need something that supports XL-ATX if you're using that motherboard, try something like this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 18, 2012 10:03:33 PM

Gigabyte UD5H Z77
Intel Xeon E3-1230 (offers PCIe 3.0 and Hyperthreading) $250

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September 18, 2012 10:16:11 PM

You need a cooler for CPU. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212EVO. You need low profile RAM (to avoid risk of clash with cooler) Crucial Ballistic Sport, GSKill Ares are suitable. Corsair also do low profile versions. As to case, so much is personal preference. As long as it's a good quality Mid-tower ATX case, it will do. CoolerMaster (not the cheap ones), Fractal Design Refine 4 is quiet, Antec and Corsair are pretty good. I like the Corsair Carbide 400R/500R, very nice, but not cheap. The best way with cases is pick a couple you like the look of, and we'll tell you if one is markedly better.
You don't need anything like that power supply. I will check the power requirements, for that Quadro, but I EXPECT you need around 500 or 550w. The important thing is to get the best quality, you can afford. I will come back, to you, to confirm required wattage.
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September 18, 2012 10:17:21 PM

redeemer said:
Gigabyte UD5H Z77
Intel Xeon E3-1230 (offers PCIe 3.0 and Hyperthreading) $250

keep everything else


Keep in mind that Xeon's can't be overclocked.

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You need a cooler for CPU. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212EVO. You need low profile RAM (to avoid risk of clash with cooler) Crucial Ballistic Sport, GSKill Ares are suitable. Corsair also do low profile versions. As to case, so much is personal preference. As long as it's a good quality Mid-tower ATX case, it will do. CoolerMaster (not the cheap ones), Fractal Design Refine 4 is quiet, Antec and Corsair are pretty good. I like the Corsair Carbide 400R/500R, very nice, but not cheap. The best way with cases is pick a couple you like the look of, and we'll tell you if one is markedly better.


The Hyper 212 Evo requires the socket LGA 2011 retention bracket before it can be used. The Noctua D14 that I linked to only includes parts for LGA 2011.
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September 19, 2012 4:08:50 PM

2744519,2,944741 said:
Thermaltake PSUs are *NOT* the most reliable. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get this for your RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then make sure you get an SSD for boot, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And you'll also need a cooler since the 3930K doesn't come with one, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then for case you'll need something that supports XL-ATX if you're using that motherboard, try something like this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/quotemsg




thanks g-unit i gonna take your advice for the power supplie, Ram and ssd, for the cooler igas considering get the one that you mentined or corsair H100 liquid cooler but searching on the net i got he conclution that the Noctua NH_D14 is the best choise, im taking a look at the case you posted
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September 19, 2012 4:18:38 PM

GAMATRON said:
2744519,2,944741 said:
Thermaltake PSUs are *NOT* the most reliable. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get this for your RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then make sure you get an SSD for boot, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And you'll also need a cooler since the 3930K doesn't come with one, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then for case you'll need something that supports XL-ATX if you're using that motherboard, try something like this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/quotemsg




thanks g-unit i gonna take your advice for the power supplie, Ram and ssd, for the cooler igas considering get the one that you mentined or corsair H100 liquid cooler but searching on the net i got he conclution that the Noctua NH_D14 is the best choise, im taking a look at the case you posted
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Do not spend the money for the H100 - the fans included are of the cheap plastic variety, and the radiator included isn't the best quality. If you're going to do liquid cooling, use a real liquid loop or don't use one at all.
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September 19, 2012 4:48:06 PM

yes thanks malbluff im cheking the cooler, for ram i think i go for GSKILL, i watched the corsair case it a good option looks good, i gonna follor your advice, i gonna check some case and i gonna post to have an opinion
for the power supply gonna check also the requirements good point, i think the quadro's total board power is 142.6W
well i'll keep posting
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September 19, 2012 5:44:01 PM

With the Quadro at 143w, a 500w power supply will be more than adequate, in fact you could go a bit lower. Personally, I like to have a decent bit in hand, without going silly, and you will find there are several good quality offerings in the low/mid 500's, from Seasonic, XFX, Antec, BeQuiet, that may suit nicely. For your type of work, you need a good quality PSU. The Seasonic X series is probably the best, if a little pricey.
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October 20, 2012 5:00:47 AM

Best answer selected by gamatron.
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