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Suggestions for a 3000 workbench build?

Last response: in Systems
November 15, 2012 2:04:48 AM

Hi, I would appreciate it if you could give me some guidelines for a workbench pc, I won't be using it for anything other than programs like maya, 3ds max, adobe cs6 apps and some cad but very little. My budget is around 3000 dollars. I don't know if its possible but if you guys could try to help me come up with a system from scratch that would be awesome.... :p  I know that's a lot to ask for but I just need some ideas. I already have a sort of plan ready but I want to see your ideas too with out the influence of mine first. I just hope that I don't get overwhelmed lol :sweat:  anyway thanks in advance! Happy helping!

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November 15, 2012 5:20:35 AM

You won't need to spend that much imo.

I would do something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V7900 2GB Video Card ($690.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.16 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($88.25 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2112.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 02:20 EST-0500)
November 15, 2012 11:50:08 AM

Thanks! That helped a lot!
November 19, 2012 2:57:03 AM

Best answer selected by Wallywaiting.