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Need Advice for "Future Proof" PC Build

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September 28, 2012 3:56:33 PM

Closing on my house in two weeks, and I hope to use the windfall to build a future proof pc

My intended use for the system is running simultaneous virtual machines, playing games on ultra settings, and doing some work in Maya. I need to keep the price around 14k and the monitor I will be using is a Dell U3011 30".

Here is what I have been considering:

2 Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest...
$139.98

14 1ST PC CORP. PFB1212UHE-F00 120mm Case Fan
$531.86

1 Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case, support up to HPTX, come with Eight Fans,Top HDD docking...
$189.99

1 EVGA Classified SR-X 270-SE-W888-KR LGA 2011 Intel C606 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HPTX Intel Motherboard
$649.99

2 EVGA Signature 04G-P4-2692-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$2,099.98

1 EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified 120-PG-1500-XR 1500W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power...
$449.99

2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.9GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 135W 8-Core Server Processor
$4,079.98

2 OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-1T 2.5" 1TB SATA III 2Xnm Synchronous Mode Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$4,599.98

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory
$399.99

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory $899.99



Any suggestions would be helpful

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September 28, 2012 7:47:19 PM

id say overkill even for most virtual machine uses

690s will suck in maya. cant do crap

if you are doing work
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iN3V

if you are gaming and VMs
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iN4c
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September 28, 2012 7:47:42 PM

first build: you cant game
second build: you cant do work
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September 28, 2012 8:00:02 PM

Intel Xeon, I think this is for server purpose, you may look into i7-ivy bridge proc
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September 28, 2012 8:26:26 PM

Best answer selected by crysis3hah.
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September 28, 2012 8:34:51 PM

Thanks yall, I'll have to think about maybe building two systems at half the cost and going with a v9800 in one and a 690 in the other.
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September 28, 2012 8:51:31 PM

I know this is solved, but wouldn't it be better to spend 1500$-2000$ on a pc and keep the rest for future upgrades, I mean you don't know if you will ever need that 14,000$, even if you are full of money my recommendation would be to build a nice pc and keep the money for upgrades, but it's up to you.
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September 28, 2012 11:57:04 PM

you dont need a 690. you cant even benefit from the extra frames given your monitor most likely is 60hz.
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