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Budget VFX pc build

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October 18, 2012 6:09:23 PM

Hello,
i plan to build a desktop pc for vfx wrk, plz advise

I7 3930k
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard
ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU Graphics Card
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Coole
ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU Graphics Card
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD
NZXT Phantom 410 Crafted Series Cabinet

please let me know wot u think about the configuration
and i,m kinda unsure about the power supply, is 850w sufficient?


thanx

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October 18, 2012 6:36:41 PM

Older underpowered graphics card
extremely limited storage space
the CPU cooler is a little out of place with this cpu and motherbpard
850 watt PSU is excessive. 600 watts should be plenty after adding a proper mid-high end card
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October 18, 2012 6:55:26 PM

i agree, i wasnt quite able to find the right budget graphic card for this system :( 

can you tell me more abt the problem with the CPU cooler :o 

i,ll be addin another 2TB internal hard drive , ssd is jst for os and essential software

power supply coolermaster or crosair.

thnx again :wahoo: 
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October 18, 2012 9:09:17 PM

i,d really appreciate it if u guys could help me out with the graphics card and cpu cooler for this board
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October 18, 2012 9:30:56 PM

Well, you want Nvidia and although a pro card would be much faster and more reliable, you could get away with a gaming version. Stick with the 5 series though as many apps are not optimized for Kepler yet. If you can, pick up a 570 with a 560ti being the lowest I would go. More memory on the graphics card, the better.
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October 19, 2012 2:57:42 AM

thanx guys :bounce: 
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October 27, 2012 8:34:47 AM

configuration updated

i7 3930k

Asrock X79 Extreme6 Motherboard

Corsair Air Series A70 Dual-Fan CPU Cooler
Gskill RipjawsZ 16GB RAM

GigaByte GeForce GTX 660 Graphic Card

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD

1TB seaget internal

NZXT Phantom 410 Crafted Series Cabinet

Corsair CMPSU-600G GS600 Power Supply
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October 27, 2012 12:29:15 PM

jst wanna add couple of quick questions,,

under what circumstances if any at all, should i get a more powerful PSU,,

i,ll be using this pc to run vfx sims,, will tht be a reason to go for a psu >600W

also i,ll be gettin a surge protector,, will i need to get a UPS too? any recommendations?

thanks again guys

jerk001
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October 27, 2012 12:34:37 PM

600 watts is more than enough for that system
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October 29, 2012 9:39:55 AM

build update

My work is in RBD and fluid/particle sims across softwares(houdini/maya/max/TP,FumeFX,realflow), along with Zbrush, vray,nuke,PS,mari

i7 3930k

Asrock X79 Extreme6 Motherboard or Asus P9X79 PRO Motherboard PCIe 3.0 or asus x79 sabertooth (cant make up my mind)

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

Gskill RipjawsZ 16GB RAM

GigaByte GeForce GTX 660 Graphic Card CU II /660ti CU II (waitin for the price quotes to make a decison)

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD

NZXT Phantom 410 Crafted Series Cabinet (anythin else u can recommend)

PSU Seasonic 660W Modular Power Supply (SS-660KM)

i,m jst unsure abt the mobo and the cabinet rest i think is taken care of.. more or less

let me knw wot u think

thanx


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