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November 14, 2012 3:24:59 AM

Hello computer people, I want to build a pc for the first time and have a number of questions. I'm not really a gamer but do play the occasional game here and there, assassins creed, diablo 3 ect... The main use of this system will be used for illustration, a little graphic design of sorts, 3d editing, 3d animation and design and logo work, and just normal computing stuff. Number 1: what monitor should I buy for under 500 hundred that would be good for art? I need one with true color and and a good aspect ratio. Number 2: a gtx 670 or a card similar would run programs like maya or 3ds max or photoshop with out a problem yes? The workbench cards are very expensive and can't really be used for anything else... Number 3: is 2000 too much to spend on a serious work computer? Should I spend more? The max budget is 3000 but that's really pushing it!!!

Anyway here's the system specs, take a look, add some suggestions, advice, whatever you want! :) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4-100
CPU: i7 3930k-540
GPU: gigabyte wind force x3 gtx 670-360
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS-300
Ram: G.SKILL 32gb (4 x 8G) -120
Hard drive: seagate barracuda st300 3t-150
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 246gb-250
Air cooling for CPU: noctua d14-80
Power supply: Seasonic 850W 80 Plus Gold ATX12V-150

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November 14, 2012 3:42:27 AM

1- IPS monitors are designed for such work to display consistent and accurate colors from all viewing angles besides the clear images and stable response times.

A good IPS monitor will cost above $500, though you can get a way with a sub $500 dollar one assuming you are aint doing serious and professional work. Dell Ultrasharp series are the best among IPS world.

2- Depending on your work, if you're an amateur and not doing professional rendering and processing, a GTX card will get you done but always an AMD Firepro or nVida Quadro are preferred, but hell yeah they are pretty expensive :(  but seeing that you got a $300 for a card you can grab a good card for $500.

3- No, it depends on your usage..you can't build a 3K PC for just watching movies and playing online FB games, seeing that you really need the power of the X79 platform, you're good to go.

4- A 850W is overkill for that PC, a True quality 500W PSU will be very sufficient.

EDIT: Forgot to say, all the HD 7K series have more powerful Computing Power than GTX 6xx, consider a HD 7970 it will be more beneficial.
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November 14, 2012 3:51:46 AM

^+1 to him. Couldn't have said it any better. :lol: 

Would get at least 550w though, for headroom and all. The 3930K also draws more power than the LGA1155 counterparts.
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November 14, 2012 4:04:39 AM

excella1221 said:
^+1 to him. Couldn't have said it any better. :lol: 

Thx for flattering :lol: 
excella1221 said:
Would get at least 550w though, for headroom and all. The 3930K also draws more power than the LGA1155 counterparts.

I did a digging around at the past regarding power consumption and came out with the fact that a 500W PSU is very enough even though you're going to OC each nail on the build, here's a testing by HardOCP when they OCed HD 7970 to 1.26 GHz and in the test system there was 2600K OCed to 4.8 GHz.


Seeing that my favorite, high quality PSUs and sexy-looking ones are ranging from 600 to 750W I was going to recommend it :lol: 
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November 14, 2012 4:06:47 AM

He could get an Antec 650 Earthwatts which is pretty cheap for the wattage.
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November 14, 2012 4:10:13 AM

cutebeans said:
He could get an Antec 650 Earthwatts which is pretty cheap for the wattage.

Will you pay 2K for a build and still put a non Modular PSU?
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November 14, 2012 4:28:03 AM

ilysaml said:
Thx for flattering :lol: 

Wow. Oh you. :lol: 
ilysaml said:

I did a digging around at the past regarding power consumption and came out with the fact that a 500W PSU is very enough even though you're going to OC each nail on the build, here's a testing by HardOCP when they OCed HD 7970 to 1.26 GHz and in the test system there was 2600K OCed to 4.8 GHz.

Seeing that my favorite, high quality PSUs and sexy-looking ones are ranging from 600 to 750W I was going to recommend it :lol: 

Fair enough. Though 500w would be a bit on the edge and the PSU would be very loud and will be working really hard. :p 
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November 14, 2012 4:30:29 AM

ilysaml said:
Will you pay 2K for a build and still put a non Modular PSU?


That's true =(.
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November 14, 2012 6:02:47 AM

Photo editing is an art that goes beyond just modifying a picture, it often times requires a monitor with accurate color reproduction which has been correctly calibrated. Here some recommendations: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=as_li_s...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DWH00K/ref=as_li_s...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LN1JEC/ref=as_li_s...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039648BO/ref=as_li_s...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KKGF1O/ref=as_li_s...
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November 14, 2012 12:05:21 PM

Hey! Thanks for all the answers! :o  I wasn't expecting such a great response! I heard about a new monitor that lg is releasing called the lg ultrawide, have you heard of it? It's 29 in and supposed to have a res of 2560x1080 p. it's an lps screen and it seems like such a wide screen would help with artwork and design. Is that true? At 630 dollars, (the suspected price, it hasn't come out yet), would it be worth it? I will change the power supply to a 600 watt, I want to leave a little growing room for the system. Again thanks for all the help, I am looking at some amd workbench cards but the wouldn't be able to play any games at all so that's a downer. This computer is meant for a amateur 3d animator designer, on and off graphic designer, and professional illustrator who does most of his drawing with a Wacom cintiq 24hd. Thanks!
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November 19, 2012 2:53:58 AM

Best answer selected by Wallywaiting.
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