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September 25, 2012 8:28:24 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: this october-november

Budget Range: (1000$-1200$) No shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (3d modeling,texturing rendering,Post production,Architectural Visualization some small time gaming RTS/FPS gaming)
Already have a PS3 so no serious PC gaming mainly work and a bit RTS gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts NOT Required: Mouse,KEyboard,HDD,Speakers,DVD-rw

Parts to Upgrade: Need a config for a Sandy Bridge and IVy Bridge build suggestion seperately And ill choose the one of them depending upon
better performance to Price value/future Proof and reliability
Things that wont need to be changed in these both builds would be RAM,Chasis,PSU,GPU you can in case there are any compatibility issues with certain components

i5-2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7-2600k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7-2700k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i5-3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7-3770k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7-3820 ?? if possible in this build performance and price wise

Motherboard: Not much Idea coz cant tell which one is better than the other and why although would go for asus/msi/gigabyte/evga
My prefrence would be the latest and chipset based mobo which really have good perfrmance per value. the one'z I have in my mind are

Asus Sabertooth Msi military class models Gigabyte ud3/ud5 as they win recomended HW of the year and EVGA I dont why I like it but always look forward to it the most than the other brands. Would to see if u guyz have have some suggestions for this.

Can I have suggestions for the brands I have listed which will be best in budget or otherwise good for the build

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... sabertooth z77

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... msi z77 gd 45


RAM: 8GB corsair vengeance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB kingston hyper x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chasis:
I am looking for looks performance as well as bigger in size. I like the haf CM cases and the corsair (My prefrence) cases as well as would like the case to be big if possible within if u guyz have better suggestions.

CoolerMaster haf 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( didnt like thier interiors corsair much better)
haf 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500r http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
650d http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Open to Suggestion in Both these brands if there any other good high end cases if they could fit in budget and from any other brand if its better in perfromance/looks and reliabilty and availability ill go for it.

PSU: Corsair 650w

GPU: THis is a tough one I would like the one that would handle very high poly viewports well and have performance rendering and otherwise

Quadro 2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Firepro v4900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Firepro v5900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I heard that the latest geforce cards also perform veryy good in Professional CADand other animation softwares as well and someone suggested me these

MSI 560TI twin frozer3 hawk
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX-Ti-Hawk.html

MSi 660ti Power edition/OVerclocked edition/Twin frozer2
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N660Ti-PE-2GD5-OC.html

Palit 670 jetstream
http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1975


SSD: YEs if possible with budget ocz or intel etc. otherwise you could go out of budget with this one ill add it later after some time.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, amazon etc -- to show selection & pricing) Need links to just as a refrence to these sites for the parts probably will buy from a local vendor just looking for the best build in this budget(approx)

Overclocking: Maybe later in the future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: ( Need to have a Good GPU that can handle very heavy viewports could be geforce if possible to firepro or nvidia(my prefrence)
Softwares Using Maya/3DS Max/Zbrush/ADobe designer pack/and would be using Fusion and Nuke in Future

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (Upgrading from my old PC which was a c2d with a 9400gt gpu and 2gb ram and yes its broken and out of warranty and its motherboard usb's dont work anymore and is now veryyy slow for my work and hangs a lot)

Will choose Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge build depending upon which gives best performance to price value and is more future proof and the which will be faster .

Please suggest a good build and narrow it down for me MAINLY looking for the highest performing build in this budget SB or IB .
September 25, 2012 9:42:50 PM

I strongly suggest visiting the website(s) of the 3 d software you plan to use and picking a GPU from their suggestions which will almost certainly NOT include any gaming cards as their drivers are inappropriate for professional use. My suggestion would be a Quadro as I gave up on AMD years ago because of buggy drivers. Also, I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. I just bought a Seasonic 1050W for the workstation I built last week. I have both Crucial & Samsung SSDs and can recommend them. I have avoided OCZ because of scary reviews.
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September 26, 2012 3:57:03 AM

ram1009 said:
I strongly suggest visiting the website(s) of the 3 d software you plan to use and picking a GPU from their suggestions which will almost certainly NOT include any gaming cards as their drivers are inappropriate for professional use. My suggestion would be a Quadro as I gave up on AMD years ago because of buggy drivers. Also, I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. I just bought a Seasonic 1050W for the workstation I built last week. I have both Crucial & Samsung SSDs and can recommend them. I have avoided OCZ because of scary reviews.


Thank your for your reply man have been looking now for days to get to an appropriate build. yeah I also do prefer the quadro but i have read many articles where the v4900 and v5900 outperform the quadro . And yes I would look for a quality psu . Am just confused about which chipset to go for with what type of processor unlocked or not and how many channel ram with go with whcich socket all that compatibility frequency match up stuff is getting my head all wound up.

Been reading so many articles and have found some workstation matching to my needs but they go for like a quadro + a geforce and some channel ram with a coool high end motherboard with lots of ram . But still looking for an appropriatee setup config .

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/syscert?siteID=123...

thier recommended produts gpu adobe and autodesk thats what i found. suggestions anyone? budget and performance wise
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September 26, 2012 4:17:09 AM

Any of these motherboards would be a solid choice mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 26, 2012 4:17:40 AM

Ram recommendations RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 993995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 26, 2012 4:31:28 AM

The cases i would recommend if you want a full tower

Case:Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The cases you are looking at 650d and corsair 500r are good choices either will do.
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September 30, 2012 9:07:13 PM

bigcyco1 said:
The cases i would recommend if you want a full tower

Case:Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The cases you are looking at 650d and corsair 500r are good choices either will do.



Thanks for your reply'z man now i am finally going for a choice between two a z77 platform workstation or a x79 i.e 1155 or 2011 socket


Case: Mid tower Cooler Master Haf xm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram : any of the three u suggested
Ram recommendations RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 231547#top

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 233197#top

RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 993995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 226272#top

CPU: i7 3770k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Amd firepro v5900 or quadro 2000 or 4000 still deciding that coz read some articles that say amd dosent support some softwares or plugins etc or things like that but it is in this list http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servl [...] =all&opt=1 and so is the gtx hig end onez 580 and the 680 .
so may b i could do a firepro + gtx or a quadro + gtx so I could have gpu rendering along with a good software support form the profesional gpu'z.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... amd firepro v5900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... quadro 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... quadro 2000

PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... corsair tx 750w

SSD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... vertex 4 128GB saw some good reviews but still open to sugestions

MOBO : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Asus Sabertooth z77



X79


CPU ; i7 3820 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... asus sabertooth x79 open to suggestions

CPU Cooler anyone which looks cool with the build and is good enough water or air


Now the reason I am aiming for a x79 is that now i can get a 3820 with a solid Motherboard and later on upgrade it to a hex core Ivy Bridge-E which they say will be better than a Sandy Bridge-E price per value but i will only jump onto this x79 platform and pay the extra $ for its costly mobo and processors only if it will give a significant leap over the z77 providing me with more future proof stability and performance than the z77 only then i would get the x79 otherwise ill get the z77 i7 build and upgrade in future when required according to my need and get a diff platform which may be available at that time or If I am lucky would certainly go for a dual xeon build.

So to sum it up z77 or x79 . Is the performance difference worth the price difference ? and if yes the sandy bridge e or ivy bridge -e is IBE worth the wait over SBE . or just get a hex core now SBE and get it over with ? by burning a hole in my pocket and increasing my budget .

Extra info : already 3-4 months since my pc not working properly and me not being able to work or practice my skills and + the aded wait if I go for x79 IBE will and is already driving me mad .
And yes open to suggestions if u wanna change some parts then plz suggest something better and if yu could also tell me why so.

Budget now 1600$ could go up in case required in case x79 with an SBE or IBE turns out to be better at providing me with more performance per value and being more efficient and reliable etc etc.

so plz help to choose and finalize the builds for me.
Thank you
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September 30, 2012 10:05:24 PM

I would also seriously look at the samsung 830 series for SSD's. The 840 series is coming out soon and beats the OCZ line to bits. Also, Toms has a good article on ssd's for the money.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/840-pro-ssd-toggle-...

Also, keep in mind that if you are waiting a few months to build your computer that newegg has really good I mean really good black friday sales which some of your components may fall under.

In my opinion as well stick with the Sabertooth boards they are built really well. And a core i7 will be better for what you are doing.


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October 1, 2012 4:16:46 AM

bigshootr8 said:
I would also seriously look at the samsung 830 series for SSD's. The 840 series is coming out soon and beats the OCZ line to bits. Also, Toms has a good article on ssd's for the money.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/840-pro-ssd-toggle-...

Also, keep in mind that if you are waiting a few months to build your computer that newegg has really good I mean really good black friday sales which some of your components may fall under.

In my opinion as well stick with the Sabertooth boards they are built really well. And a core i7 will be better for what you are doing.


thankx man ill surely look into that ssd and black friday sale but still the question stands i7 z77 or i7 x79 and quad or hex .

And also ill surely keep an eye on the newegg sale . I wanted to know that if I want to send this to my some different country after purchasing from newegg from canada or us would the warrranty be still be valid in cae a repair or replacement s required ? Ill be sending almost one of the same builds to my cousin brother who is in Italy right now coz the parts there are more expensive and he likes newegg,amazon etc and and keeping in mind the black friday sales that u told about I could surely get the best parts for less money but I am worried about warranty and stuff or should I recommend him to buy from his own country BTW he would be traveling in a few months time to another location he will be moving to australia should he buy there or is newegg good enough if there is international warranty on the pc parts that or should he opt for buying it from AUS if he could find some great pc stores there that offer good deals on your pc.
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October 1, 2012 4:47:34 AM

well, I guess the x79 versus the z77 I feel is what you can afford x79 is better certainly but you will spend a bit more for it.

Also, I'm not sure about out of the country warrantys I know newegg has a canada site newegg.ca but there is also ncix.com which is canadian based. I'm not familiar with european stores or Australia.
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